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Moving time  39 minutes

Time  49 minutes

Coordinates 493

Uploaded May 13, 2018

Recorded May 2018

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near Taozhuangcun, Zhejiang (China)

Around the temple Village walk

Weekend Meditation and Yoga retreat with Prem organised by Yejo circle
https://www.yejocircle.com/

As part of the weekend retreat we went outside of the temple for a hike through a small village. It is a very easy hike and we usually do one when staying in this temple. Although as the village has multiple crossing paths it is always possible to divert and modify the road to see something new.
On this was we discovered two barber shops i had no idea existed in the village.

The village has a bit contrasting character. One one had it is still a rural setting with sire fields and other plantations surroundings. On the other hand main business many locals are involved in is recycling mild steel. On every corner you can see a solid blocks or discs of steel in multitude of sizes.

If you are just walking in the area it is a must to visit the temple. The main gate is only open during the events, but side gate is always open for visitors and its free of charge. It is quite an event in its own rights to joint the morning 5:30am chanting and bell sound, or even better the evening one (it was 8pm this weekend). Morning one is attended by hand-full of monks, while the evening one was only a single monk.

Along the hike you will walk by a house of a fisher man who is still using the traditional diving birds method of fishing and keeps his birds outside of the house along the canal. This method is something Guilin used to be famous for, although it is hard to see anyone using it anymore. Well - there is a chance to see it here.

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Temple

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Temple main gate

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View of the temple across the field. Fork Lift passing by carrying steel

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Small front gardens growing vegetables

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Fisherman house, diving birds in the back

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Diving birds feeding time

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Ducks familly

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Small canal

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Village perimeter path

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Waste Water Pipe perhaps, or maybe irrigation

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Rice fields prepared for flooding, some other ones already flooded.

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Rice plants prepared for replanting into the final fields

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Steel reprocessing storage overlooked by happy old lady

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Wild dump site

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Steel recycling storage

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More steel and more canals. Dog chilling out under the truck

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In case of emergency, this way

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Retirement home perhaps

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More canals, Man preparing food

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Barber shop no 1

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Convenience store

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School perhaps

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Alpha dog dominates another, Gardening tools shop

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Another school perhaps

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Barber shop no 2

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Local Casino, where everybody smoke

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Bridge for pedestrians and mopeds

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Sign of old more glorious times. Abandoned Bank building

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Demolition in slow motion

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Demolition goes on

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Typical narrow paths sometimes opens to a slightly grander urban feature

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Old bridge

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Ducs Familly

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One day this water will be clean again. Hopefully they can last till that day.

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Almost back at the temple, just in time for the next meditation class

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Side entrance to the Temple

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