Meet the Shaolin monks, China's formidable fighting Buddhists

The peaceful monks of impossible strength

Stars Insider

27/03/23 | StarsInsider


Few groups in the world are as shrouded in mystery and awe as China's Shaolin monks. Everyone knows the name, and everyone's heard of the movies, but who actually are these mountain-dwelling Buddhist monks who are capable of near-miracles?

Many questions surround these reclusive monks. Where does their power come from? Are they a real, military fighting force? What do they believe in?

The following gallery will answer all of these questions and more, and give you an inside look at some of their truly incredible training practices. Read on to dive into the fantastical world of the Shaolin Monastery.

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