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A Field Trip To the Pagoda
Today we visited the Great Goose Pagoda. Even though most of
the group has already been there today was a new experience. Today we got to go
close to the Pagoda. Around the pagoda there are many places with Buddhists
influence. In these buildings there are places for prayer and worship. There
were many beautiful statues of all of the gods. There was even a room full of
mini golden statues. There were also monks ...
... 18px; text-align: left; ">It had been raining earlier that day and the sky was still overcast, maybe a couple of drops here and there.
Several Chinese students pointed out that the sky ...
We also found out that most of the warriors that went on tour around the world are replicas, and even in the museum there are only two originals (for those who recall a small trip we did a little while ago, we saw them in Adelaide. Guess many of them were not the real thing.!
Dinner this evening was a dumpling banquet with a dance and music show. The dumplings were amazing! Steamed little parcels of goodness :) The first drink was free, others were not, ...
... and putting pieces together. Pits 2 and 3 were smaller- the buildings had been constructed above ground and then the excavations started. Then there was the gallery/ shop and the last surviving farmer Mr Young was seated at a table signing books. He and the other farmers who discovered the treasure below ground when they were digging a well, have been compensated well by the Government and were provided with new housing. We bought ...
... back home and then heading out to spend the day in a completely different world at first is strange. Keeping in touch was easy until Moscow when we could easily watch BBC news but since catching the Trans-Siberian the lack of quality internet and the China internet police has made it extremely difficult to keep in touch. It’s nice to listen to the BBC radio when getting ready to go out in the evening and hear the traffic news back home, oh how I miss ...
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