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Courtyard Dream House Adventure (August 5 - 6)

Return to Hefei


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Hefei

We needed to get back to Chengdu and Emei City. The best way was to return to Hefei via bus and see about getting a flight from there. Once again the four hour bus ride through tea country was pleasant. Arriving around noon, we checked into the Hanting Hotel and decided to explore more of Hefei. Researching site in and around Hefei, I found that the great judge, Bao Zheng, was actually born in Hefei and worked in Kaifeng. He had a memorial temple in Hefei as well. We decided to visit the temple our last afternoon in Anhui Province.

On the Road to Hefei

On the Road to Hefei

Bao Zheng Temple

This is a small temple and park dedicated to this great judge. Nothing fancy or unique as one can see.

Inside door to a small courtyard

Inside door to a small courtyard

These devil dogs are everywhere in China. Fortunately they do not bark or bite

These devil dogs are everywhere in China. Fortunately they do not bark or bite

How to punish criminals: the head chopper

How to punish criminals: the head chopper

Justice Bao Zheng

Justice Bao Zheng

Chinese window design

Chinese window design

The serene Bao Zheng lake

The serene Bao Zheng lake

We must be pagodaed out as I did not even go into this small pagoda

We must be pagodaed out as I did not even go into this small pagoda

We also did not go into this big pagoda

We also did not go into this big pagoda

After about two hours worth of visiting, we caught a taxi to the local museum.

The Anhui Provincial Museum

Sunee hates museums, so we planned to make this a quick visit. Turned out to be a nice place with the museum people being very friendly,

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We met a bunch of students touring the museum so we visited with them for quite awhile. Most of them were anxious to try out their English on us and we did not disappoint. Always great to interact with Chinese students everywhere.

Our new friends (students) posing for a group picture

Our new friends (students) posing for a group picture

This museum had a whole section dedicated to the architecture of the provincial ancient towns and streets. We liked this section very much as one can guess.

The Anhui courtyard house

The Anhui courtyard house

Also in the back of the museum was a dinosaur museum for children. A lot of dinosaurs had been discovered in this part of China.

And these, children, are dinosaur eggs

And these, children, are dinosaur eggs

Great way to spend our last day in Anhui Province. The next morning really early (after my KFC breakfast to go), we flew back to Chengdu. Our trip had been an overwhelming success. We now had a very good working knowledge of the traditional courtyard residence of China.

Posted by inchinahil 06:20 Archived in China Tagged shopping tea china museum courtyard_house hefei anhui-province

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