After a good sleep in the gently rocking boat, we had a nice buffet breakfast, but nothing like the spreads we’ve been used to. Very foggy/smoggy again today. Can’t see much – only the very near hills . I went for a massage. Got cheated out of 10 minutes – supposed to be 80 minutes long but I only got 70 minutes. OK massage – a lot of brisk rubbing over the same areas; guess this is for circulation – no deep tissue. Continue reading
We started this very cloudy (smoggy) morning with a relatively short ride south of town to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Da Ci’en Si Temple and Monastery. A short walk through a park led us to the leaning 210 feet tall pagoda – it has a definite list to the right. It was built in 652 AD by the Emperor to house the sacred Buddhist texts that were brought back from India by the monk, Xuanzang.
Leaning Wild Goose Pagoda