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We went to Thousand-Buddha Hill (Qianfoshan) today. Many steps to climb to see several temples, including the huge Xingguochan Temple, the beautiful Maitreya Buddha and the lying Buddha with a Swastika on his chest, and a cave of 130 buddha statues.
We later found out that there is also Thousand Buddha Cliff which is a different place, 35 km away from Jinan with more Buddhas carved along a 35m wall.
We then went to Yinhuchi Jie (Muslim Food Street).
... but cleared a little bit while we were there.
We came down and visited the Dai Temple, which was built in the design of the Forbidden City.
We then went to the Muslim area of Jinan about 6pm and had a lovely meal in a Muslim restaurant, followed by a wander down a Muslim Food Street with open air cafes and a lively atmosphere. I bought a red Chinese jacket for 220yuan from some lovely ladies in a little shop.
Will and I arrived in Jinan for Qing Ming (Tomb Sweeping) weekend break. We went to the Park which is where the Baotu Spring originates and had a wander around. It was quite cold and polluted, unlike Ningbo yesterday when it had been very warm and sunny.
Had a pizza in a lovely German restaurant by the river.
... seen the very famous painting that stretched the length of the inside of the main temple, 62 meters in length, it depicted the King from the Ming Dynasty setting out on his journey up the mountain to his return to the village of Tai'an below. The painting was a masterpiece and well worth the trip to the temple alone. After finishing up at the Temple, we headed back to the hotel. We had asked for a late check out, 2pm. We made it back to the hotel by 1, I went for a ...
Grand Canal Tour in China 11 – Liaocheng Tour - Day 15 (11 Sep, 2011)
On the morning of 11Sep, we left Jining for Liaocheng city which is located to the north of Yellow River – the 2nd Largest River and also the Mother River in China.
We crossed the Yellow River on the express way. Then turned back to the bank of Yellow River to have a close view on this famous river. It took around 20 km to come back to the bank of Yellow River. ...