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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.
... Xiangfu Temple; Ancient Gingko Square; the Grand Buddha; Brahma Palace (also called the Valican Palace); Flying Dragon Tower and the Five Mudra Mandala.
We got back to the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni at 2.45 to watch the water ceremony where water sprouts out of the dragons mouths and the lotus leaf at the top opens to display a small Buddha who turns a complete circle. Fabulous! It was an amazing ...
... so I was happy to wander back down Pingjiang Street and catch the subway back to the train station. We caught the bullet train home but as there were no sitting seats left we were forced to stand for 35 minutes which wasn’t too bad. We all ended up squatting in the aisle much to the amusement of the Chinese people on the train. I even got to watch 10 minutes of the new terminator while (rudely I know) peering over a man’s shoulder and watching it “with” him ...
... was here that Jo told us about the binding of women's feet, which lasted over a 1000 years, not ending until the 1st of the 20th Century. This was done primarily to the girls of well-to-do families. With the feet bound from infancy, the foot would grow to no more than three inches and was terribly deformed. One of the motivations behind the binding was to keep the women within the house because they couldn't walk any distance or remain on their feet. It ...