Up the Mountain

Leshan Travel Blog

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We woke up early (not as early as the monks who had been doining away on their bell) where Patrick had bought us breakfast and introcduced Nathan who was to walk with us - and we were given walking sticks - rather monkey sticks. We walked down to the bus stop wher we took a bus up to the top- the bus driver had to stop to water the brakes (a tank which fills them up) but I coudln't see why has he didn;t seem to use his brakes on the corners any way, at moments it felt like an Italian Job moment would occur (bus off the cliff). We got to the top with less in our stomach eventually where we walked up t o the cable car navigatign past some very cheeky monkeys, and took the cable car up to the highest poin at 3099 metres to some hazy views and also another great big Buddah made of gold at the top. However some of the girls in the group were getting more photos then some of the temples. We went back down and took the bus to antoher point from where we had lunch. We then had a hike up to another monastry (and through a building site as Nathan made a wrong turning) to some incredbile views and finally a horrible steep clim right up to the monsatry at the top., via some incredibly aggressive monkeys. We had dinner in the Hard Wok cafe slightly lower down underneath the Monastry - I assume specificuly for the tourists.
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