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... tiles with a million stairs. As you walked, each sign even told you how many metres to the next temple. We were told the Bridge to Heaven was the best area to go to. A bunch of us headed that way first, stopping at all the temples along the way. Unfortunately when we got to the path that lead to the bridge, it was closed as they were working on the path. Thus we headed up to the mountain summit. The views from here were quite good but I really have seen enough temples for ...
... know who will be occupying all of them. I know people from the countryside are moving into cities but if you saw the amount of these buildings going up, it's almost hard to comprehend who they going to get to live in them, even with China's massive population. The difference with this city however, is that there seemed to be streets with many lanes but little traffic on them. We had no problems crossing the street from our hotel to the supermarket ...
Well this was a surprise...the travel notes made it sound like we were going for a country walk....and it turns out the we went to a National Park that protects the mythical meeting place of an Emperor and the Gods which is scared to the Taoist religion.
The park is mountainous and on every ledge is perched a temple, a pavilion or sanctuary ..inhabited by ...
... that cut through the mountain ridges in tunnels rather than going over them.
Long distance road travel in China is now about as fast as in North America or
The towns in this remote northwestern part of China have
changed greatly too. I vaguely recognized Linxia from eight years ago, partly
from the mostly Muslim Hui town’s central mosque. Then it seemed like a scruffy
low rise city, but ...
"An ordinary layman with a family cannot be expected to devote his whole life to the service of others, whereas a monk, who has no family responsibilities or any other worldly ties, is in a position to devote his whole life 'for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many." - Walpola Rahula, describing Buddhism
Before leaving the Taoist mountain, I bought a bright red Taoist bandana. A lot of people were tying them around ...