Many don't realise the gentle giant below them has probably been extensively tortured to make that moment possible.
The before and after pics tell the story - this Indonesian village has gone all out for colour and it's pretty wild.
This being Japan, there are many ways of completing the Shikoku Island pilgrimage route.
For thousands of years, Taishan has been a source of inspiration for poets and thinkers.
On Cheung Chau Island, the Buddha's birthday is celebrated by scrambling up a tall tower covered in handmade buns.