The day started slowly. It was raining until noon so we had an instant noodle brunch and waited for the rain to stop. When it finally stopped, we started a walk to a local Tao temple on the top of an hill.
Not many people went there today so it was a nice and quiet walk over 5km.
There was a pretty temple at the bottom of the hill.
And another, bigger one on top.
There was a Tao celebration going on,so we didn’t go in but interesting to see.
The view from the top would have been nicer with better weather.
There was an impressive octagonal field on the bottom of the other side,which was, according to a legend, worked by an emperor.
I found the local fauna pretty interesting. These were everywhere:
Some of them were more than 10 centimeters long. Also some pretty butterflies and funny birds were nice to observe.
After the walk, we went to town to meet friends of Meng. Very nice people. Communication was not always easy but we had a nice evening. We went to a popular restaurant together. This time, we had to wait for more than an hour to get a table. I didn’t take a proper picture of the food but as always, we got a lot of great dishes. Especially the long cooked pork belly here is a regional specialty and put into steamed bread, made a delicious meal.
Getting back to the hotel was not so easy. Apparently, the last busses left around 9 o’clock, so we had to call an uber taxi. This took some time, a lot of people were looking for taxis tonight. Usually the public transport was pretty good in China so far, but that the busses stopped operating so early was a bit strange.