Mt. Putuo, Day 3, Part I–Puji Monastery (普济寺) & Fanyin Cave (梵音洞)

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Our tiny hotel was walking distance from the island’s biggest attraction, Puji Monastery.  We saved this thousand-year old monstery for the last day of this island trip.

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The local beer we had enjoyed all along.

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The gazebo bridge in front of the gate, the emperors’ entrance walkway over the past thousand years.

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Inside.

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Many people send their blessings here.

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Gate watcher god.

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In front of the monastery abbot’s office.

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Monastery workinng/sleeping quarters.

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People burning incense like burning wood stocks.

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Little cross made of coins.

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Calligraphy stand.

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Between the temples, these little police statues played the recordings of mountain fire hazard warnings.

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After a long walk and a bus ride, we finally saw a corner of Fanyin Cave temple.

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You can see another gazebo on the island across from us.

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Entrance of Fanyi Cave temple.

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Inside the gate, a prayer court yard.

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Turtle, the temple pet.

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Long walk down to the cave (the house on the bottom left).

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This house sat right in between the two cliffs, a bridge connecting the two cliffs. 

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Characters spelled out the name of this place, Fanyi Cave.

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Looking down from the bridge.

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The bridge was a two-story temple.

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Some people walked around the statue clockwise three times.

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Long way down the cliff. It was said that Guanyin god appeared from the cave formed by these two cliffs.

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People prayed and sent their blessings to the cave.

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