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... A quick descent and we moved onto another temple. But today seemed to be all about the photographs! We picked up a snack from a street food stall which was as cheap as chips! Actually it was much cheaper than chips! And definitely wasn't chips! Another temple. This one was very peaceful and beautiful. And then another, also beautiful. After a late lunch I passed a very pleasant couple of hours browsing the shops. There were lots of visitors here, including monks on a weekend ...
... from the 6th century, but the temples now present were mainly constructed during the Ming era.
B:The first attraction was a statue of a big fat Chinese Buddha- Eoin gave his belly a good rub for luck. We then admired the Great White Stupa (Dabai Ta), before popping our heads into the Tayuan and Xiantong temples. Despite the amount of lingering Chinese tourists, one could feel a sense of devotion and peace within some of the halls (traditionally the haunt of ...
... 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 ...
... Wutai we drove out through the mountains. Along the drive we passed many fields of orange marigolds. I think this is honestly the first time I have ever seen fields and fields of marigolds. My question is though, why only orange? We continued on our way to Pingyao passing by mountains and then onto fields and cities. Riding in the bus is definitely a fantastic way to see the country. Since it is our own bus for the ...
... us in a very bumpy road up the mountain. We finally reached the top and the caves. In the end, by taking us this insanely bumpy way, we did not have to climb all the stairs up. After all the walking we had done all day, we were much obliged that he had skipped the stairs. We walked to the line to get into the caves. They said that only 35 people per hour could get into the cave. Looking at the line, it would take about 3 hours to get ...