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Thousands of Fireflies Light Up Ancient Buddhist Temple Like a Dream

Fireflies in the old temple. (Image: Weibo.com)
Fireflies in the old temple. (Image: Weibo.com)

El Niño 2015 might end up making this the hottest summer in years for China. While people are sick of the sweltering city days, they’re also finding many ways to get wonderful summer memories. Check out these dreamy photos of fireflies in the mountains.

Firefly lit up the mountain path. (Image: Weibo.com)

Fireflies lit up the mountain path. (Image: Weibo.com)

Thousands of fireflies. (Image: Weibo.com)

Thousands of fireflies. (Image: Weibo.com)

Recently, an Internet user shared her photos taken at the Linggu Temple on Zijin Hill in Nanjing City, China. Linggu Temple is an ancient, 1,500-year-old Buddhist temple.

When nighttime’s curtain falls, thousands of fireflies dance swiftly around the old temple and the mountain paths.

Scene in an oriental fantasy movie. (Image: Weibo.com)

Like a scene in an oriental fantasy movie. (Image: Weibo.com)

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Fireflies around the temple. (Image: Weibo.com)

Fleeting fireflies at the temple gate. (Image: Weibo.com)

Fleeting fireflies at the temple gate. (Image: Weibo.com)

The duration of such a beautiful view is not long. The active phase of fireflies generally lasts about a month in the middle of summer. The fantastic night view of fireflies is a special gift from summer.

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Fireflies in the woods. (Image: Weibo.com)

Fireflies show up in the evening. (Image: Weibo.com)

Fireflies show up in the evening. (Image: Weibo.com)

Firefly is a special gift from summer.

Fireflies are a special gift from summer. (Image: Weibo.com)

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