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Zhujiayu village

I took the city bus all the way across the city to Zhujiayu village. It is 4000 years old, but most of the buildings are probably 500 years old or less. The streets are from the Ming dynasty, whenever that is. There was a 2.5 km walk from the bus stop on the high way to the village. By the time I got there, the ticket office was closed, so I got in free!

But then there were no lights at all anywhere inside. I had to stumble around in the dark to find my homestay. Eventually I found some sort of restaurant that was open and they called the owner for me. He came to get me and made me dinner of fried fish, eggs and tomatoes.
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Wenchang Pavilion, a place where people worshipped Confucious before their first day of school every year.

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The famous elementary school. (Only for boys, obviously)

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Old street with two tracks. I wonder how long these old people have been selling their crap alongside it.

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There are lots of arched bridges such as this in the town. It's used as a movie set for many Chinese historical movies. They make a TON of them.

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Famous Kanxi overpass. Built in 1670 ish. It's apparently the first in the world to have a design like this. One road going over another road.

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Corn drying on the side of the road. I like to see that, it's neat.
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That dog followed me around for a while. Maybe I smelled like snacks...

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Under Wenchang Pavilion
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Giant portrait of Mao circa 1966
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More archways near my homestay
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In the morning I hiked up the little hill near the village. I took my tea and was sipping it at the temple at the top. Some ladies had the same idea and they invited me to follow them down with them. They showed me a nice place to have breakfast. I was glad to meet them. I had some "tofu jiang" (soy milk) and "baozi" (steam bun) with locally grown pumpkin inside. Best baozi I've ever had in my entire life. All for one Canadian dollar.

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Kangxi overpass
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The view from the top of the hill.

Posted by baixing 18:00 Archived in China Tagged shandong zhujiayu

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