Monks at Kushan Monastery

The Voyage of the USS Juniata (1883-1885)

Monks at Kushan Monastery

Constance Frederica Gordon Cummings offers a detailed description of her trip to the Buddhist Kushan Monastery in Wanderings in China (1886). The trek entailed a boat ride down the Min River and a climb of 1,500 granite steps, which begin at the bank of the river. A similar trek can be made today from Foochow.