Ironically, after we were done sliding back down the mountain path, which had become virtually a little river, the rain stopped and the sun came out. We changed out of our wet clothing into our swimming suits and went to a beach! The beach we went to is called "White Horse Beach" because brides come there to take their picture with a white horse and then also several other posed shots on the beach. While we were there we saw many couples getting their pictures taken. At one point I counted 8 brides lined up in the various photo spots. There are a lot of people in China, hence a lot of weddings! It is common to see couples getting their pictures taken whenever we go sight-seeing.
The boys had fun playing in the water, but it was actually quite a dirty beach. There was lots of trash strewn around. Don't come to China for the beaches. You will be disappointed. We did find some nice shells, though.
Hiking to the abandoned village.
An insect we thought was unusual.
Thomas, Jonathan, and Nicholas in the village school. Jonathan playing teacher!
The village temple. It still has items on the altar.
Painting above the door in the temple.
Picture on the temple door.
Nicholas enjoying the hard rain!
The jungle is overtaking the village buildings.
White Horse Beach
Many brides getting their pictures taken.
REALLY fake palm trees!
Chinese characters painted on a rock.