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At the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, deer and peacocks roam the gardens, monks and nuns pray in the misty dawn half-light and visitors admire the 10,000 hand-molded buddhas in the Jeweled Hall. That the Zen community is located amid Northern California's mountains and vineyards adds to the bliss.
from the book "¡§The USA Book, A Journey Through America¡¨ by Karla Zimmerman, et. al. , page 8/9:
"The USA Book" combines arresting photography with sharp and compelling content, organized by state with additional sections on popular themes, regional identities, road trips and US territories. More than 400 photographs illustrate the unique qualities and diversity of the 50 states. The book contains informative and engaging details on each state, including history, culture and traditions, politics, myths and legends, trademarks and essential experiences. The Best Road Trips chapter and maps highlight the USA's top six road trips, from Route 66 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Special spreads highlight key themes and issues, from arts and architecture, to innovation and exploration, and oddball America.