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During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a ... See full summary »

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Li Daliang
Purba Rgyal ...
Shi Pantuo
Jin Luo ...
Li Chang
Kai Tan ...
Wang Xiang
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King of Karakhajo Ju Wentai (as Andrew Lien)
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Wu Qing
Jonathan Kos-Read ...
Cunningham
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Ken Tong ...
Mucha Juduo
Chao Jiang ...
King of Aratürük
Huichun Wang ...
Venerable Zhi Yan
Liang Zhao ...
The Imperial Edict Reader
Xiao Che ...
Xuan Zang's Mother
Jiayue Lou ...
Girl from the Western Regions (as Artemis)
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During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a journey to India, that is fraught with perils and dangers, natural disasters, and sees the sufferings of the common people. Soldiers gets in his way, his disciples betrays him, he struggles through deserts, runs short of food and water, all in the quest for Buddha's teachings. He finally arrives in India, and studies Buddhism in earnest. By the time he returns to China, he is already 50 years old.

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Interesting Journey on a Quest for Truth
9 November 2016 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

Xuan Zang's journey showed many obstacles in his path to gain an even deeper spiritual truth. Xuan Zang displayed great endurance and perseverance in the face of these obstacles.

At times I had to suspend disbelief for example when an elephant tipped over into a river, sunk and did not drown. Why is this important? I feel they went out of their way to show that Xuan Zang was not responsible for the death of any living creature which is a central tenant to Buddhism.

Where this movie breaks down is in detailing spiritual truth. The movie talked about debate and showed a winner with no debate! I would have liked to have seen at least a couple of minutes of debate interspersed.


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