Our best friends, instant noodles, were waiting for us at the bus station shop.
Going over the main artery, Huangpu River.
Our new travel buddies, Bing (the penguin) and Bunbun (the bunny).
Our bus had to pass by a very long bridge crossing over the ocean.
At a port, where you see dozens of cranes busy lifting cargos.
The normal seating.
Arrived on the Putuo Island.
Our hotel was very tiny, we only found enough space right in between the shower and the door, but there was a sink…
The hotel owner is a local that owned a lot of units in a normal residential building, he remodeled them and rented them out to tourists.
He gave us directions on where to visit in the island.
Tired, hungry, and thirsty.
The washer is free and right outside of our room, the dryer… looks like the TV could help out.
Our hike up the mountain.
Food from a nice-looking dessert shop.
After about half an hour walk, we saw our first temple.
It is behind a big pond with hundreds of lilies.
Big stupas sat on either sides of the main temple.
Walking pass the temple, we could see the Hundred Step Beach.
Declined to frolic.
A gazebo hanging over a corner of the cliff, overlooking the beach. It is where you would watch the sunrise.
You could faintly see the giantic statue of Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) behind the mystic clouds.
The Immortal Well.
Walking into the moongate, you find a path winding down.
At the very end, there was a pitch black room. You could only see the statues of the gods by lighting up your cell phone.
Apparently the spring gushed out into the well is natural. The tale has it that a famous alchemist visted here to make his immortality pills.
After the Immortal Well, we walked up a steep path.
Do not fall off or it will be a trip of no return.
There is that gazebo over the cliff above the beach.
It’s called Sunrise-Watching Gazebo.
You can also see the gigantic Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) towering above the mountain.