Same as usual, woke up at 6.00 a.m. and went out to take photo again. Been to the harbour and garden. But unfortunately, I had no idea where the beach as I had gone in a different directions instead of the way to the beach. This Longtou Ecology Garden is a beautiful garden with a still lake which all covered up by green algae.
We took our breakfast which consist of chinese dough, seow long pao and soya bean drink. The tourist guide was already here to start our day.
Going up hill to take a cable car to the top of the hill. The ticket for the cable car was $50.00 rem for to and fro. "Oh!" this is not included the entrance fee to the temples, that is extra.
Foding Hill and Western Heaven Gate and Guanyin Cave are the 3 temples which we are to visit first.
Been to 3 temples and stop for our lunch which cost us about $480.00 rem. after that we go to the last 3 temples.
After all the prayers were done, we had dinner. As usual we had the seafood dinner again and it cost us $680.00 rem.
Back to the hotel to carry on our chinese drama movies, then went out to get some snacks which were skewers of chicken, cuttlefish and vegetables. We enjoyed ourselves with the snacks and wine right through the night. We have to get up early the next day, as we are leaving this island, and going take another ferry to another island for another last prayers to be done. Also, aware that there were only limited times for the 1st ferry to leave this island is 8.15 a.m. and there is another another leaving the island at 9.15 a.m. and we only allow an hour to do the prayers in this island as we have to take the ferry back at 9.15 a.m.
For the travel in this island, Putuoshan, China, you don't need a tour guide. There is small mini buses will ferry you to most of the hotels and temples but you have to pay about $20.00 rem for every trip. Also hotel provide free services to ferry your luggage to the harbour when you left the hotel.
Today, we pay a $503.00 rem and $370.00 rem each for the 1 day adventures in here.
There are beautiful beaches surrounding the island but the local don't go there or appreciate the beaches in here. You can take your times and wander any places which you like with signboards showing all the directions in Chinese characters and in English wordings.
Scored for this place: 1 star only. Not a place I will recommend anyone to come here unless you are Buddhism believers and want to do your prayers here.
Place: Putuoshan, China
Photos: By Robert Suen and Catherine Tan