Buddha statue as you enter the temple.
People have left offerings for him - money, oranges, even some peanut oil!
Large tower at the temple
I love all the lanterns that are still hanging from Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
Buddhists burning incense to Buddha
These statues are approximately 1600 years old
A temple holding the only female Buddha.
Our guide says she is the Buddha for women and children.
She said the women and children needed a Buddha so they made this one up in their imaginations as she put it.
Next to a Banyan tree. The trees were really beautiful!
Incense overload at this point :/
Bryan was a mega tourist and took a stealth mode pic of a monk!
Chen Clan Academy
Ornate carvings on the building
Bryan posing by the male lion at the academy entrance
Traditional embroidery work
Calligrapher at the academy
Carvings of gods at the entrance to the academy for protection
Next we went to a store that sells artwork, jewelry, etc that are representative of Chinese culture. They had tea sets, jade, pearls, porcelain, and silk clothing among other things. Most of the prices were fairly high since it is a government owned store so we didn’t buy very much. We have plans to go shopping in other areas of Guangzhou later in the week.
Chinese grocery store
No idea what this stuff was but it was nasty looking
China was not made for people the size of Bryan Pickett.
Here he is trying to squeeze into his bus seat.
Someone loves her new cookies!
Bryan hides out in the bathroom while I put Hannah to sleep so he doesn't distract her.
This is how I found him when I finally got her down today:
The name of the restaurant in Chinese so we could tell the taxi where to take us
Just our table at the restaurant. This is probably 1/3 of the people there!
Look who can hold her bottle!