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flood and bad weather in yangtse and 3 gorges and guilin??????
Hi, we will be in China for a roundtrip in July. From july 21st to 24th we are on a river cruise at yangtse 3 gorges and from 25th to 27th we wil be in guilin. Recently I have heard a lot about bad wather, floods, typhus and deads because of that. Who is in that region actually or can tell because of his experience what is awaiting us. Will the ships be going if there is flood or will the scenery/landsape/fields ... be destroyed? Pleas help us to plan our trip, maybe we can go anywhere else, thoug we wanted to see that part of china.
Thanks and greetings from Austria, Doris
RE: flood and bad weather in yangtse and 3 gorges and guilin??????
Since you plan for the roundtrip from July 21st, there is still about one month to go, so now u cannot actually predict the weather. Personally, i dont think it would be a problem, the bad weather almost comes to those particular part of area every year.
I am from Chongqing. I am be back there about middle of July. If u want,pass me some posts later,I will try to check the local weather and time for u, see if it can help u guys out.
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During the Kuomintang-Communist alliance against the Japanese during WWII, the Red Crag Village outside Chongqing was used as the offices and living quarters of the Communist representatives to the Kuomintang. Many famous leaders, such as Zhou Enlai, Ye Jianying, Deng Yingchao once stayed here. On August 28th, 1945, Mao Zedong had stayed in this place when he came to Chongqing to negotiate with Ching Kai-shek.
There are many historical relics here: the Guiyuan, the right place where Mao Zedong put down his signature on the agreement of negotiation and where he met the personages of various circles; No.50, one of Zhou Enlai’s important offices during that period; the former residence of Sun Yat-sen; the living quarters for General Stilwell and General Marshall; the official mansion of Chiang Kai-shek, and so on.
Admission fee: 6 yuan/person Luohan' is the Chinese rendering of the Sanskit’arhat? which is a Buddhist term referring to people who have released themselves from the psychological bond-age of greed, hate and delusion. This Luohan Temple was built in Song Dynasty, destroyed twice and rebuilt, once in 1752 and again in 1945. Some 70 monks were once housed here, though today less than 20 are in residence. Luohan's chief attraction is the collection of 500 painted clay arhats. And there is a good temple restaurant serves excellent vegetarian food.
Admission fee: 2 yuan/person
Down we look
The interior of the temple is pretty empty now. I think the statues and murals are moved to a museum somewhere. There are also talks of slowly deconstructing the temple and relocating it. Well, I don't think its possible, but everything is possible in the Chineses' eyes.
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