Hua Sheng Hotel
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... chicken. After lunch we hopped on a boat to take us to the Leshan Buddha. It is in the side of a hill where 3 different rivers meet and was built in the 700s, the Tang Dynasty. The boats pass by then circle back and idle so you can admire the giant Buddha and take pictures. His head is wooden and has a tunnel clear through his head to help him dry out. It is absolutely amazing! You can walk to the Buddha's feet but the staircases are very narrow and the line is very long so it takes a ...
... in front of the pavilion with 2 small bridges in the background. We also read the small signposts telling stories explaining the names of the spot. An old story tells that two snakes met at the convergence of the two rivers/streams and that the green snake wished to marry the white snake. The white snake agreed to marry the green snake if he could beat her in a fight, so that part of the stream is named "two dragons dancing." Our walk from their ...
... where we provided plenty of entertainment to bored locals wanting photos with us. The level of local fascination with us has ebbed and flowed depending on location - but Hugo and Crispin have remained universally popular and must now be the background on countless local mobile phones.
After crawling down the cliffside path we arrived by the Buddha's feet - where the average human is ...
... the bottom and top of the mountain are crawling with tourists (and angry monkeys), but the nearly-deserted 50km of steps in between are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and tropical wildlife.
Mount Emei is known for its Buddhist temples and monestaries, so we stopped for a delicious 15rmb ($2.50 CAD) lunch at a monestary. Surrounded by robed monks on their cell phones, we ate a delicious array of vegetarian ...
Emei Shan turned out to be bigger and steeper than we'd anticipated, and Sam and I decided not to try to make it to the top on our second day on the mountain. As I wrote in the previous entry, we did make it to one of the summits and the monastery we found there was more than enough of a reward for our efforts.
So, yesterday morning, we began our descent. We decided to take a path that was different from the one we took up ...