China's famed Shaolin Temple plans massive hotel, kung fu and school project in Australia

February 28, 2015 6:45 AM

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China's famed Shaolin Temple plans massive hotel, kung fu and school project in Australia

In this Oct. 22, 2012 photo, visitors walk past as young monks offer prayers outside the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng city in central China's Henan province. The temple which is historically known for its martial arts traditions but recently has gained a controversial reputation for aggressive commercialization is planning to build a $297-million complex that includes a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course in Australia. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press)

In this July 3, 2006 photo, Shi Yongxin, abbot of Shaolin Temple speaks at the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng in central China's Henan province. The temple which is historically known for its martial arts traditions but recently has gained a controversial reputation for aggressive commercialization is p...

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