Mount Emei Xiuhu International Holiday Hotel
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After the last few days the road into Leshan was a pleasure. Viaducts and tunnels and good roads and even though the toll cost was $60, it was worth it. Lunch wasn't so good. We usually make our own but had no bread so had some pork and beans at a fast food restaurant in a parking area. It was ok but wouldn't have it again. Neville didn't feel well so he stayed in Tilly.
Leshan is known ...
... says that the lake area is popular with honeymooners.
The area is home to the last remaining matriarchal society in the world. The women control everything, businesses, family and money. Mothers live with their children and perhaps an uncle. Men and women don't live together and the men only visit when invited. Neville was lucky I let him sleep inside and not out in the cold!
Around lunchtime we ...
... Qi-gong Iron Shirt technique; this is when you focus all the Qi (Chi in normal English) to one part of your body. So when that body part is hit with great force, the Qi absorbs the impact, not the body. So he put his forearm on two bricks. Then another guy holding a brick smashed his forearm and this broke the two bricks under his arm. The kung fu master gets up, no problem, feeling no pain. Truly incredible, give it a Google, "Iron Shirt Qigong"
... in the same place, and we chatted for an hour or two over some local rice liquor and cigars.
We woke up at 5am and hiked up to the summit again to see the sunrise. It was cold and raining and miserable. Even after getting to the top, there was so much fog we could not see 20 feet ahead of us. We still waited, more than an hour, and left at 7am knowing we would never be able to see the sun or anything beyond the railing at the top.
... China?- so with six layers and a poncho a kind Chinese man donated to the Johanna cause, we began the knee-shattering descent to the bottom. Tibetan macacques swung through the trees, although we only glimpsed a few. Overall well worth the experience and the tourism was immaterial compared to the temples. Top highlight- all four of us meditating in a candlelit temple with incense swirling in front of us and cloud mist swirling in from behind us. Now onto Leshan and Chengdu!