Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hong Lou Si -- Red Snail Temple












Last week, we took a Sunday afternoon trip to Red Snail Temple, about an hour north of here, close to the Mutianyu Great Wall section, which we have visited countless times. It was our second visit to the Temple.

It's a pretty area and a cool old temple, with a funky statue garden of red-capped monks in a heavily wooded steep area, and a tremendous slide which you can ride up nd then down. We were joined by our friends Scott, Jackie and Sam Kronick. Representing Flint and Taipei with pride.

We had good adventures coming and going on what should have been a very simple trip, with roads suddenly closed and no good detour signs. We trekked through some villages. The growth and change here continues to astound. More on that soon.