Dongpo International Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... to always be under construction, and even though there were some nice shopping areas, it was still a bit too filthy and unpleasant to enjoy!
We met an Australian couple on our bus ride to Leshan, they were traveling in China for 2 weeks. They were fun to talk to for a while, and we at least had some company to brave the public bus again once we got to the train station. There was a girl on the bus who handed us all a gold heart on ...
... space between believer and the sublime so I kind of stepped back and walked around a bit and didn't get to close to the Buddhist people as they did their thing.
We had dinner at the hotel and then a few of us: Stamen, Nathan, Stephen, Greg, Stan, Geoffrey and I wandered around the local area a bit. We found a traveler's hostel in some random alley and talked a bit with a French dude. There was also a cute little puppy ...
... in has presented different challenges and getting out of Chengdu was difficult. It was bitterly cold with snow falling. After a mile my hands were so cold (despite 2 pairs of gloves) that I felt nauseous so that we had to stop and buy reinforcement gloves. It took a full 2 hours to get out of the city. We struggled to work out the ring roads system and the signs were not giving us any clues. It was probably more luck than judgement that found ...
... only see the head poking above the cliff face which was enormous. However, to truly appreciate the grand scale of this carving we made our way down to the river edge and gazed in amazement. The only thing missing was some epic choir in the background since we were lucky enough to see the Buddha when the sun was shining over him like a scene from heaven.
After a brief pause we climbed back up the stairs and ...
Day 11 - We went to Leshan to see the biggest buddha in the world which is carved into the mountain rock and stands (or should I say sits) 70 metres high! It was an impressive site despite it being misty, and the surrounding area was full of rustic gardens. At the top of the buddha is a buddhist temple with practising monks chanting and ...