Sunday, 4 January 2004, The Great Adventure With Miss Chen's Class 6—The Small Temple
Just beneath the big boulders was a small Buddhist temple. We visited it on the way down.
Here is the temple from above.
Here is the monks' vegetable garden. Note how dry the soil is—the area is in the middle of a drought, although not as bad as in other parts of China. A practical consequence of the drought is reduced electricity from the hydroelectric dams. Some places are even getting rolling blackouts.
Johnnie talking with a monk.
One of the little patios in the temple.
We ran across these people chopping wood for heating and cooking.
Jinjin chatted with the gentleman, who I think wasn't quite as old as he first appeared to me.
The monks' garden.
The gate to the temple.
The newlyweds in front of the temple.
And it's all MINE!
Ahead to Playing In The Park
Back to Xiamen Dec 03–Jan 04