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.
My 2 sisters where this was the 2nd times where we were able to travel together since we are grown up and married and each have their families.
The map of Putuoshan Island where every directions were indicted so that you will able to go without any tourist guide.
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.
This is newly built temple so there weren't lot of crowds around here and the people whom looking after the temple are not the monks so I am able to take more shots of this temple.
After all the prayers were done, we had dinner. As usual we had the seafood dinner again and it cost us $680.00 rem.
Thousands of lotus flowers were bought to present to the Goddess Yuanyin then the caretakers or monks will immediate took them down. How they dispose of these or resell them again? I have no ideas.
Oh! Before we are back to the hotel again, we went to the Eco Garden Lake.
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.
Also the most important thing is that if you want to pay your respect to the Goddess by using the joss-sticks to pray to her. The joss-stick where you can buy before taking a ferry to island cost only $15.00 rem but at here it cost $150.00 to $300.00 rem per packet.
The houses were built and allotted to the citizen living in the island.
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.