Shaolin International Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsShaolin International Hotel Dengfeng
A reasonable place to stay, although some of the signs are a bit odd. Directions for the stairs were ' To Step ladder'.
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Sweats I thought I was done blogging once I left the resort but the trip to the airport and time at the airport in Zhengzhou were eventful! The taxi ride!! Shortly after we left the village, still in Dengfeng, I noticed the driver looking at the indicators on the dashboard rather nervously and it was not long before he stopped and popped the hood. I was getting nervous we just left and already the car ...
... already. Suitcase already packed and going to have myself some good old junk for dinner, french fries! I have been getting strange looks when having fries because I bring my own mayonaise. In China you only get ketchup! Even fellow Europeans don't get the fries with mayonaise thing. "Don't know what it is with you Dutch people, you and your mayonaise". Yup, no fries without mayo! Will I come back to Shaolin? I might, ...
... back tears.... The "xiang" in the opening prayer is the same "xiang" as in my name. Was it that, that touched me? I don't know. Shi Yan Xiang, with "xiang" meaning scent or incense. A Buddhist name describes a quality in a person or in my opinion, something someone should aspire for. Like in opening prayer we pray for the incense to permeate all space and its fragrance to please alle heavenly beings, so I hope my name implies I ...
... worship together. The temple is the burial ground for the head of Guan Yu who was murdered. The next year his head was buried here. The tomb has remained here, although there has been lots of repairs in and around the temple area. My next problem was finding where the head was buried. Too many Chinese signs so I wasn't able to find out where it was buried. As this all happened in 219 AD I suppose they might have forgotten where they put it.
... master monks who had died over the years. With the most recent one having modern life icons engraved on it eg computers and airplanes.
Then it was time to enroll the boys in school again - this time with a difference....it was time for Kung-Fu School!
We were staying in the Chan Wu Hotel which was owned by the Chan Wu Kung-Fu school, so our lessons were very handily on the ground floor of the hotel. There are over 60 Kung-Fu schools in ...