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A. the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B. the discoverer of Puerto Rico and Jamaica
C. the first Buddhist pilgrim of India to visit China
D. None of the above
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Answer: Option A.
He was a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled by foot from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka between 399-412 to acquire Buddhist texts.
His journey is described in his important travelogue, A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Xian of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline. Antiquated transliterations of his name include Fa-Hien and Fa-hsien.