Friday, November 17, 2006

Ga Ya Ju Ancient Caves











































































Last Tuesday was the last of a five-day long weekend and a caravan of us headed about two hours Northeast of Beijing to the Gu Ya Ju Anicent Caves. We had 5 adults + 9 kids, including Jacob's boy Lucas P, who was with me.

These pictures will give you a sense of what the area is like. When something is called "ancient" around here, you tend to take notice.

Apparently approx 1300 years ago up to 1000 people lived in these caves and
they remained populated for several generations. There are 131 'rooms'
carved into the mountainside. The kids had fun climbing in and out of the
different caves, some two story models and even some 'luxurious' 3 bedroom
suites. Cool trip and great behavior in the car both ways. Lucas is a very positive influence.