experienced all kinds of hardships and perils on the way and arrived in Siri-Lanka in 410. He brought many Buddhism scriptures to China by sea in 412. At present, the famous Travels of Faxian is the important material to study the history, geography, customs and Buddhism in ancient central and south Asia.
"Journey to the Buddhist Land" is a complete book recording the culture and customs of Southwest Asia countries including India, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia. It filled the blank of the local historic documents. This book also gave detailed description on Buddhist relics of India and the lives of local monks. Therefore, later Buddhism disciples use it as a textbook for academic studies. Besides, "Journey to the Buddhist Land" is also a masterpiece in the studies of South China Sea Maritime Transportation.
Edited By Wang Huilin,Zhou Zhonghui/Modified by Glyn David