Hua Sheng Hotel
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A 140km drive brought us to Leshan and its Tang Dynasty, 1,200 years old, 71m tall Buddha carved into a limestone outcrop. The largest sitting Buddha in the world and a UNESCO site. Like at the 1,000 Buddha temple in Laos, this Buddha overlooked the confluence of rivers; three in this case. Our guide, Oliver, chose well and our lunch was very good this time. Then a visit to a park and to ...
... her to China and she was already putting up with lots of conditions which were outside of regular comfort zones! Although the shrine bits of the temple were very nice (see pics) I was later glad to be escaping from the place when I saw a cockroach scuttle out from under the bag I was packing and dash underneath the bed I had just slept in!
Outside Chengdu there's a big panda sanctuary and breeding centre, which we went to visit early one morning. I have to admit I was less excited about this than some of the other people on our tour group, as I've previously been to see the pandas at Edinburgh zoo and they pretty boring. It turns out that my mistake had been to visit Edinburgh zoo in the afternoon - pandas are typically ...
... wearing a skirt, or they may mistake it for a bag with food in it and grab at it. Being fully briefed we start. The trail is a stone stairway with a few vendors to one side selling mostly vegetables and snacks. It's not long before we come up to the first area we are likely to see monkeys. Yup, there they are. They look pretty tame to me, sitting on the fence, watching the people go by. We take a few snapshots and move along. I'm anxious to get to the top. I stop a few times very briefly ...
... had nice showers with all kinds of toiletries (well, shampoo and shower gel) which was a massive relief and hugely appreciated!
That night it was our friend Aart's birthday, so we all went out for a lovely meal complete with rice wine (56% proof) and birthday cake.
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