Mt. Putuo, Day 2, Part I – South Sea Guanyin

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The “continental breakfast”, Chinese style.

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Passed by the port and saw some more temple-like buildings.

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We decided to visit the most obvious man-made object on the island, the 33-meter Guanyin (Avalokitesvara).

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Mary Poppins.

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How did people get on these rocks?

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Temple on the rocks.

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A shop with a budda statue in the center.

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33 meters up

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South Sea Guanyin in big characters.

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Incense burning.

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Looking from the top base.

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Light up the incense.

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After praying, people put their incense in here. So that their blessings can go to the heaven with the smoke.

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Praying

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Onto the next temple

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Next stop: Fayu Monastery

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A tip on back of the ticket, “Please only burn three incense at a time, any more will have the same effect on your prayers. For the sake of our environment, please save your incenses to three per prayer.”

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One of the only two remaining nine-dragon stone relieves in the world, the other one is in the Forbidden City.

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The turtles were not part of the sculpture.

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Tall stupa towring over the entrance.

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The most expensive stewed food yet, $2 for this bowl.

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