Leaving our ship, most of the landing party took the long walk through the town market, but on our way we were hailed by ladies who offered to take us in sedan litter chairs on a shortcut up a hill and stairs that by-passed the market.
Riding sedan chairs up the Precious Stone Fortress Hill along the bank of the Yangtze River.
Carried by powerful burly litter bearers.
A great opportunity to sit back and enjoy the sights
along the way.
. . . .
End of journey at the top of the hill.
Our thanks to our husky sedan carrier.
Approaching the gate to the temple area
and a look back at the market area.
We passed through many decorated gates, statues, and
on our way to the Drunken Bridge which led to the Red Pagoda Temple.
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3 GORGES :: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
|CONTENTS||1. Introduction||2. Onboard Explorations||2a. Yangtze Scenery||3. Shibaozhai Excursion|
|4. Red Pagoda Excursion||4a. Atop the Red Pagoda||5. Captain's Party||6. Upper Deck Scenery||7. Smaller Gorge Excursion|
|8. Tributary Excursion||8a. Back Onboard||9. Arrival at Dam Project||10. 3 Gorges Project||11. Locks and Farewells|
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