Las Vegas and Los Angeles Trip - Part Three

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Day Six

We went to Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple(佛光山西來寺), which is founded by Master Hsing Yun from Taiwan. It is a mountain monastery in the northern Puente Hills of Hacienda Heights. Completed in 1988, it is one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America.

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple(佛光山西來寺)

Hsi Lai means “Coming to the West” and signifies the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order to spread the teachings of the Buddha to those in the West.

Front hall building of Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
Front hall building of Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple

We stayed in Hotel Maya for the night.

Day Seven

We didn’t do much today but played at the pool side of Hotel Maya. Relaxed in the hotel swimming pool, where floating cabanas and fire pits emphasize the exotic design of the hotel. Kids loved the jacuzzi next to the pool. We enjoyed most of our day there.

Hotel Maya is a Doubletree Hotel in Long Beach
Hotel Maya is a Doubletree Hotel in Long Beach
Our hotel room faced Queensway Bay of Long Beach
Our hotel room faced Queensway Bay of Long Beach
Queensway Bay view from Hotel Maya, which is surrounded by 400 palm trees
Queensway Bay view from Hotel Maya, which is surrounded by 400 palm trees

From Hotel Maya, we were able to see the historic Queen Mary and a cruise ship that docked at Long Beach Cruise Terminal
From Hotel Maya, we were able to see the historic Queen Mary and a cruise ship that docked at Long Beach Cruise Terminal
A fire pit in Hotel Maya of Long Beach, California
A fire pit in Hotel Maya of Long Beach, California
Hotel Maya has an outdoor swimming pool with a great bay view
Hotel Maya has an outdoor swimming pool with a great bay view
The outdoor swimming pool of Hotel Maya at Long Beach, California
The outdoor swimming pool of Hotel Maya at Long Beach, California
Floating cabanas next to the swimming pool of Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California
Floating cabanas next to the swimming pool of Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California

In the evening, we gathered at couches of the fire pits patio. Chatted under the beautiful starry sky.

Night view of Hotel Maya
Night view of Hotel Maya
We gathered around the fire pit of Hotel Maya, Long Beach, California
We gathered around the fire pit of Hotel Maya, Long Beach, California
A MetLife airship we saw while enjoying the night view from Hotel Maya
A MetLife airship we saw while enjoying the night view from Hotel Maya

Day Eight

We drove from Los Angeles back to the Bay Area.

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Route Map

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
Hotel Maya

Trip Duration

2014-11-22 - 2014-11-29