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... seen. Apparently some people are so moved by it that they jump off the cliff and into the clouds
- Saw a bunch of monkey’s on Mount Emei. Word of caution, they steal plastic bags.
After the two day tour we still had 2 more days until I had to fly back up north to visit family. What happened one of those nights deserves a blog post all by itself, so I’ll do just that. Check out the next few blog posts!
Peace and Monkeys,
... who treated us to tea by the river followed by a spicy traditional lunch. Then we were whisked off to another small town up in the mountains. Partly shrouded in cloud we board a train and I'm not quite sure where we are going. My host has not shared his plans for me and I am very much along for the ride. After over 48 hours on the train coming back from Tibet the last thing I had in mind was getting on another train for three hours. I had come to Leshan to ...
The routine start to the day meant that we arrived at Leshan by mid-morning giving us plenty of time to visit Dafo, or Giant Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world. "Impassive and gargantuan" is how the Giant Buddha is described, and it was. What was also gargantuan was the crowd of Chinese people trying to get down the steps to see it. There was a boat alternative but I opted to walk it which was worth it. It was so impressive all ...
... rainforest ferns, monkeys staring at you instead of people and little monasteries at the top of each hill. Little shacks are dotted along the route with people who can serve you bowls of rice or noodles, though trying to get any vegetables or sauce proved a problem with my level of Chinese. It's generally very difficult to make yourself understood to people in China if your Chinese is limited and their English is non-existent ...
... of the most heavily wooded rain forest we have ever seen. The cloudy mist is so thick i dont know how the driver can see.
We arrive at the car park and begin the accent to the top. The top of the mountain is 3100 metres above sea level, so we have to climb 600 metres up by stairs. It will be about 5,000 steps. The mountain is cloaked in a thick mist which gives it a very mystical feeling. Just hope the cloud/mist is not covering the very peak of the mountain