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... to fully charge the other battery so it died. Time to appreciate the scenery.
Next was Tayuan Temple [10Y]. Its seminal feature is the Tibetan-syled Great White Pagoda, dating from the Ming dynasty. Jason suggested we go around the temple as monks were chanting and playing musical instruments. It was a signature moment to hear cymbals, a conch and a long horn played. There was a structure in which we spun the prayer wheels around its exterior for good ...
... a restaurant down the street. Short straw re Petulant beside me, Catherine and Jimbo plus Jurgen and Adamar re dinner companions. Chatted at times with Petulant about the Caucasus and travel. The food was fine and cheap [31Y]. Trav got dinner last night so I paid for his tonight [50Y].
Back to the hotel. The room is cool so a T-shirt tonight and socks in order. Bed a bit after 2200
... for religious artefacts and souvenirs. It was a very spiritual place surrounded by mountains. In fact Wutai Shan means "Five Terrace Mountain" and is names after the five highest peaks, all with flat tops, which surround the village and is one of the holiest sights in China. The temples are 'working' temples and all have resident clergy and many of the visitors were pilgrims who were thumbing rosaries and prostrating themselves as they climbed the temples staircases. A lovely gentle ...
... experience' - the pushing and shoving and not queuing is very Chinese I'm told and, it's true, but no one lost their temper or became impatient. Everyone just accepted the waiting - and they accepted the pushing and shoving. To leave the place I took full advantage of my height and their interest in me and just pushed through whilst saying hello and waving. Getting out of the car park was even more 'fun'. It took 2 1/2 hours! Again, there ...
... not a public bus, we can also request bathroom breaks if we need it or otherwise they will stop every few hours automatically. We also had a lunch stop. I must say that almost all of the service stations we have stopped at have had decent bathrooms. A far cry from the horrible ones at the bus stations I encountered in southern China. Only cars of people who live in the walled part of the city are allowed to enter ...