After a full day of touring the beautiful city of Dali, we are all sufficiently sunburned and ready to meet the group later today in Hangzhou. Here are a few photos of our cruise excursion on the lake to another temple and to a little fishing village. The red ribbons in the photo are the ones that the Buddhist monks give people as a blessing for their health and longevity. They are tied everywhere, even the trees. If you have a fig tree in your village, it is said that the village will prosper. The highlight for me was the hike up the mountain. At the top there was a little resort people could stay. The family who lives at the top of the mountain let us in their house. Right outside there is a little cave grotto for people to meditate.
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