Monkey King - China
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Monkey King - China

The story of Sun hou-kong, the Monkey King, is an ancient Chinese legend that tells an exciting tale of redemption and enlightenment. Sun hou-kong, a monkey raised by humans, became the Monkey King when he single-handedly defeated a horrific monster in his homeland. Afterwards, the Monkey King acquired incredible powers when he cleverly uprooted a magic stick guarded by the Dragon King.

With this magic stick and the ability to do just about anything, the Monkey King started to look for adventure and mischief. Buddha was not pleased with this abuse of power and decided to seal the Monkey King in a mountain for eternity. The Monkey King quickly realized the error of his ways!

Fortunately, a monk named Thang Seng believed in the Monkey King's redemption and asked Buddha to release him. The Monkey King was then asked to join Thang Seng on a journey to India to bring back the Buddha's original teaching texts. The Monkey King proved to be a loyal comgrade to Thang Seng. Like many holiday legends, this heartfelt story sends an important message of hope.

Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot
Monkey King - China - Epcot