While at the USC summer institute, our group went and visited the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple. It is the largest Buddhist Temple outside Asia. I had never been to a Buddhist Temple before. The Temple was amazing. Immediately, one gets the feeling of being tansported to another world. Architecturally, the Temple was built exaclty as it would be if it were in China. Inside the Temple, again one feels as if in another country, perhaps even in a different time. I greatly enjoyed meeting the people, seeing the Temple, and gaining that experience. If you teach history or world cultures, and work in the area, I highly recommend taking a small group of students on a tour. It would be a great experience!