Friday, May 29, 2009

Fourth Day - 29th Apr

On the third night, we stay at Century Hotel

The tour guide ask us to meet together on the morning of the fourth day to have breakfast together. While waiting, and there's a small garden in the hotel, racky the place.

Breakfast on the fourth day

On the fourth day, we travel back to Shenzhen and the journey takes around 2 hour plus, after arriving at Shenzhen, we went for lunch (didn't take any picture). After that we visit two of the so call “黑店”. After that, we were supposed to visit the Deng Xiao Pin Bronze Status and the nearby Lianhua Park, the other family heard the tour guide mention that have to climb 1000 plus steps just to see the Deng Xiao Pin Bronze Status, they were not interested and suggested shopping, the Tour Guide bring us to this Holiday Plaza. Inside the shopping centre are mostly branded goods. Opposite the shopping centre is Window of the World, so went there to take some pictures. After that, we went for dinner (didn't take any picture) and after dinner, we check in at the hotel.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grilled Chicken Mid Wing

I have been wanting to try out on grilled chicken when i came across this recipe at Jthorge's Kitchen and decided to give it a try.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Third Day - 蓝海豚

Performance on board 蓝海豚

After the shopping trip, we boarded 蓝海豚. This is an optional tour at RMB200 per person and it's an two hours round the sea tour. Dinner is served onboard 蓝海豚.

After the trip end, heard from the other family that they ask another person about how much they pay to board 蓝海豚, the other person told them that they paid RMB98 that we realised that we have paid double.

After that, we proceed to the hotel for rest and the journey takes about 1 hour plus.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sushi - 15th May

It so happen that saw that this sushi store having a promotion on their white plate at S$0.99 each, if not, it's at S$2.30 per white plate. Have ask the staffs when will the promotion end, but they mention not sure about it.

Can't find these three items on the belt, so have to order from the menu.

Green Tea

Ramen Ten
Clementi City Vibes
3151 Commonwealth Ave West
Singapore 129581
Tel : 6775-8862

Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 3 - Shopping

After we visited Liu Rong Temple, the next stop is shopping. Didn't manage to buy anything here.

Saw a variety of food here, but too bad, didn't tried it as not hungry

The 饼 here is not bad


The day that we went to this shopping place is Tuesday, was surprised to see so many people there, was curious whether how come it's not weekend and there's so many people, ask the tour guide, he said that as some people, their off day falls on weekday, that why they are out there shopping and it's so crowded.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 3 - Liu Rong Temple

After visiting Five Ram Statue, we visited Liu Rong Temple.

五指果 (Thanks to Catherine for the information)

Having a long history of about 1,400 years, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees is one of the four best Buddhist temples in Guangzhou and located on the Liurong Road (meaning the Six Banyan Trees Road). It has a rich collection of cultural-relics and is renowned both at home and abroad.

Originally built in 537, the temple has been rebuilt several times, and the name has also been changed several times from Changshou Temple (meaning Longevity Temple) to Jinghui Temple and finally the current name. It is a name given by the great litterateur Su Dongpo in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). It is said that he visited the temple while returning to the north. During the visit, he found six banyan trees there particularly striking. The vitality of the trees put him in a good mood and cheered him up. When the abbot of the temple invited him to suggest a name, Su Dongpo wrote down its present name. Finally, the temple changed its former name (Jinghui Temple) to the name Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. A pagoda in the temple is known variously as Six Banyan Pagoda or Flowery Pagoda.

After entering by the mountain gate, the Tianwang Hall is the first hall you will see. The Laughing Buddha is there with smile all over his face to welcome visitors. Behind it is the Weituo Hall. According to legend, Weituo was a general who recaptured the Buddhist relics which had been stolen. He keeps a straight face, looking very serious and frightful, in distinct contrast with the Laughing Buddha.

The architecture that catches the visitors' eyes most is the Six Banyan Pagoda. It is a pagoda where Buddhist relics are placed. Its roofs curve upwards and look like dark red flower petals. The tip of the pagoda is like stamens, while the whole construction looks like a huge stigma high in the air. Therefore, people like to call it the Flowery Pagoda. The pagoda not only has a nice appearance, but also provides visitors a good place to overlook enchanting scenery around.

To the west of the Six Banyan Pagoda is Daxiong Baodian Hall - the main hall of the temple. The three biggest copper Buddhist statues placed there are among the biggest and most ancient Buddhist statues in Guangdong. The middle one is Sakyamuni, to the left, the Amitabha and to the right, the Apothecary Buddha. They stand for present, past and future.

Burning joss sticks is a big event when visiting the temple. Thus every year on the Chinese traditional Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, the temple becomes a busy area. Numerous people queue to burn the first joss stick in order to be blessed by gods in the coming year.

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