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... canal the longest man made canal in the world, (1900km), hand dug by millions of people through forced labour some 15 hundred years ago it stretches all the way to Beijing.
At the end of the boat trip we walked over one of the many narrow bridges and then a long walk through the congested vibrant market. Lots of fresh food, really fresh, still alive.
We went back to Casa Zoe's for breakfast after moving from the Kempinski Hotel back to the Gran Park Hotel for work tomorrow. We then went to visit the Nanshan Temple, and walked around a market area, a bit like Confucius Temple area in Nanjing with small shops and stalls.
We then took a lovely boat trip down the Grand Canal (which we have been on in Hangzhou also), stopping off at a hand-made brick museum. Another lovely day.
... Xiangfu Temple; Ancient Gingko Square; the Grand Buddha; Brahma Palace (also called the Valican Palace); Flying Dragon Tower and the Five Mudra Mandala.
We got back to the Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni at 2.45 to watch the water ceremony where water sprouts out of the dragons mouths and the lotus leaf at the top opens to display a small Buddha who turns a complete circle. Fabulous! It was an amazing ...
... pork” which looked awfully like the sweet and sour pork we have at home but way better (the Chinese food we have at home by the way is in no way considered Chinese food haha I haven’t found a single thing even remotely close to it) we each decided what to order and called the waiter over however as we started ordering he said “Oh sorry we have finished lunch, we are now serving tea and cakes”… tea and cakes at 2:30 in the afternoon! We were shattered. ...
... to fit 5000 soldiers in during times of conflict. We climbed and explored in the sweltering heat, stopping for pictures at every given opportunity. It was so hot, jumping in the river was tempting. We had an ice cream: red bean and green tea... Interesting and not a flavour I would opt to eat again. We walked through a bamboo forest and walked around the grounds of the temple. Everyone was starting to get tired and with a long drive ahead we headed back to the ...