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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
... area, we got a taxi out to the Lingshan Scenic Park area, with a large detour as the roads were blocked with military for some reason, and arrived at the park about midday. We could see the large bronze Buddha statue (the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world at 88m) in the distance, and followed the path walking past the Grand Screen Wall; the Altar of Buddha's Footprints; Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni; Buddha's ...
... not as fancy as the one we had earlier today but it was still really good.
When we got back to the hostel, Katrin and I packed up our stuff so that we would be ready to leave in the morning, we were planning to leave at 5:30am sharp so we would have plenty of time to get to the train station to catch our 7am bullet train home. I had a really great time in Shanghai, it was a fantastic experience and the people I travelled with were so much fun! I would definitely do it all again. ...
... have toured the "government run" pearl store, jade store and now silk. The total per person cost of our trip was about equal to the round trip airfare from JFK to Beijing. That left almost an equal cost for hotels, entry fees, guide service, meals and in-country flights and transit. Who paid for it all?! Our guess is that it must be heavily subsidized by the government. Everyone on our tour bought things at some or all of these government stores. ...