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Chinese UFE at the Shaolin Monastery (China)

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image located by Esteban Rivera, 22 December 2015

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This image shows a row of UFEs. The picture was taken at the "Shaolin Monastery, or Shaolin Temple (Sháolín Sì), which is a Chan (Zen) Buddhist temple in Dengfeng county, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. The name refers to the forests (lín) on Shaoshi (Shao Shí) mountain, one of the seven peaks of Song mountains (Song Shan). Dating back 1,500 years it was established in 495 AD by Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty for the Indian monk Batuo (Buddhabhadra). Shaolin Temple remains the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day. Founded in the fifth century, the monastery has been long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu. (Additional source #1 and Additional Source #2) There's also another picture (copy protected) featuring the flag of the Shaolin Monastery on PhotoShelder. For additional information on the Shaolin Temple also see the Shaolin Official Website.
Esteban Rivera, 22 December 2015

The caption is "Flags outside the temple grounds". I'm not sure whether the writer meant to indicate they were unrelated to the temple. I expect the writer wouldn't have been interested in finding out the meaning of the flags, but do we have anyone who can at least read the writing on the front-most flag?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 January 2016