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Apparently the biggest and oldest Buddha is at Leshan, Sichuan Province. We took mostly toll roads today, the most expensive being $57AUS because of all the new tunnels encompassing the toll road.
We stopped for lunch at a roadside cafe in a big parking bay. (We usually make sandwiches in the morning for lunch stops, but Barbara and I had both run out of bread, and thought we’d stop somewhere nice for lunch.) At the roadhouse, there were 6 rice ...
... steps alongside the Buddha - the people on the walkway looked really tiny beside him. Also visible from the river but not the land are two guardians, one on each side.
We stayed the night by the river at a "camping site for self driving tour" the closest thing to a caravan park we saw in China. There were about six other campervans and caravans there as well, including a campervan club.
... says that the lake area is popular with honeymooners.
The area is home to the last remaining matriarchal society in the world. The women control everything, businesses, family and money. Mothers live with their children and perhaps an uncle. Men and women don't live together and the men only visit when invited. Neville was lucky I let him sleep inside and not out in the cold!
Around lunchtime we ...
... culture in China and Vietnam in situations like this. Before we asked her, we asked an old couple where we were. The man had a huge smile on his face, and even though I cannot understand Chinese I could tell he was going to invite us to join them for dinner, but his wife did not like that idea at all.
The descent was overall much better than the ascent. The main lesson learned is, prepare better clothes, bring more money, and spend ...
After exploring the mountain, we met back up with Huang Qian's family in the traditional tourist town by the river where they were drinking tea and playing 2-7-10.
2-7-10 is a gambling card game that is only played in Leshan. Her uncle gave me a deck of 2-7-10 cards and tried to explain the game to me, but putting them in order from 1 to 10 is the best I can do.
We relaxed ...