Day 21 - Tuesday 24/Nov/2015 - Shaxi


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November 24th 2015
Published: November 23rd 2015
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Visit to the temples and caves of Shibao Shan.

• entrance to the site 65Yuan.
• minibus transportation within the site, 40Yuan.
• shared car returning to Shaxi, 20Yuan.

!---! Horse Pen 46 Guesthouse, Shaxi, Yunnan, China, 80Yuan.


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Shaxi, main street. Few tourists, mainly local people in the streets.
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Walking to Jianchuan. The first parts is along a traffic road.
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Some ten kilometer later...
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An intensive climb to the temple.
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The temple entrance.
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Zoom onto the grotto above the temples.
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People drop banknotes in the temple pool.
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Overlooking the first temple complex (Buddhist).
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Painted Dragon.
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A steep path runs from the first temple complex to the top of the mountain (along a water cistern and a stupa).
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Devoted people put wooden sticks between rock openings, wishing for a longer life.
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Picnic time (not so health, and ooo-so-fake).
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Near the top of the mountain, this tourist-ignored temple, maintained by two old people even not begging for money.
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Old buildings in the Temple court.
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The charming temple, in poor condition.
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Reached the top of the mountain.
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The second temple, surrounded by the caves.
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Cave with Buddhist religious rock carving.
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Another cave.
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Another cave, this one representing in the center a Vagina. Seems to be unique in Buddhist rock carving (cfr next picture).
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(refering to previous picture).
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Back in Shaxi, evening dinner.


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