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... There were literally TONs of
musical instruments, the coffins of 21 young women, and utensils which included
bronze jars that held 700 liters of wine each! The most impressive instruments
were the bronze chime bells. They were very well designed and represent
perfectly pitched C scale and had instructions for their play engraved right on
the bells. We went to a concert there that used some replica bells, but ...
... and commercial city, but recently some very pleasant waterfront and pedestrian areas have been built. It is also the home of Wuhan University, where Jin went to college.
In the morning we visited the campus of Wuhan University, which is a beautiful and picturesque spot. They have to charge admission during cherry blossom season, to keep the crowds ...
We departed Shanghai yesterday morning bound for the medium sized city of Wuhan (population of 9 million) of the Hubei province. This was where we would begin our cruise up the Yangtze River. Before we boarded our vessel, our group stopped at the museum of the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng. This tomb dated back to over 2,500 years ago and was uncovered in the late 1970's. The most remarkable part of the tomb's discovery was the well preserved nature of all ...
Monday April 29, 2014 Shanghai to Wuhan and our cruise
Ok so we had a REALLY early wake-up call - 4:30 for a 5:15 departure from the hotel! We got a fairly decent box breakfast (boiled egg, croissant, yogurt, orange and water), which we scarfed down while trying to connect on their terrible wifi.
Got to the airport and got checked in. The Shanghai airport is enormous - the roof is shaped to suggest the wings of a seagull (because it is an ocean port) and ...
... a special cake was brought to our table which we shared with the people from our group. That was a nice touch.
As I am writing this we are presently in lock # 3 of the three gorges dam. The height difference between the river and the reservoir is approx 100 meters. There are 5 locks and each one lifts the ship approx ...