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... viewing. Some contain giant Buddhas (one is 17m high, seated), others depict the inside of temples, carved and painted to look like wood. In some the colours are still bright, even after all this time. Almost all the caves contain the 1000 Buddha motif - tiny Buddhas seated in niches. Unfortunately some of the caves were damaged during the Cultural Revolution and you can see bullet holes in some of them.
Very sleepy this morning despite longish nights sleep. Probably not helped by very loud rain, lightning and thunder storm. Perhaps that should've been a Echo Lodge, as the raindrops echoed deafeningly on the plastic roof. It was basically like sleeping in a posh conservatory in a thunderstorm - sorry, I mean Literally! No sign yet of planned village tour, but too sluggish to go and find out.
Breakfast was good in the small half pub, ...
... pushed our limits. It was incredibly steep and going back down was almost more difficult than climbing up! The views were not so spectacular due to the low cloud, but it was an exhilarating experience. We were taken to lunch above a cloisonné workshop where we saw the various stages of creating the enamelled objects. Another profession which is inherited. The labor involved in terribly intricate and time consuming which isn't reflect ...
... I went to take a step into the platform but the force of the people trying to push their way onto the train physically pushed me further back onto it, I could not move, the doors closed, 45 people still standingon the otherside of them, the train pulled away, I missed my stop!
The train stopped at the next station, much quieter, I got off and waited for the train to take me back to the stop I should have got off at!
I make it ...
... was not a cab and the man had no identification saying otherwise, but Kevin said it was alright. We made it to the street with no incidents, the man didn't say a word. I left a glove in the van when I took it off to get my wallet. The van sped off before I realized.
So what makes Wanfujing Street's snacks were not just candy or cookies, but were of a more...exotic flavor. On one side of the street were a whole line of stalls all connected to each other ...