I went with Huang Qian (my friend from Leshan), her aunt, uncle, and mom to see the giant Buddha, the Da Fo (å¤§ä½). The mountains around the Da Fo are dotted with temples and pagodas. Huang Qian's aunt encouraged me to join her in feverishly running around taking pictures as she and her mom lit candles (follow my blog link to see photos).
After exploring the mountain, we met back up with Huang Qian's family in the traditional tourist town by the river where they were drinking tea and playing 2-7-10.
2-7-10 is a gambling card game that is only played in Leshan. Her uncle gave me a deck of 2-7-10 cards and tried to explain the game to me, but putting them in order from 1 to 10 is the best I can do.
We relaxed by the river snacking on grapefruit and sunflower seeds listening to her relatives play cards until dusk.
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