Every day, my parents-in-law wake up around 6:00 AM. They are not the only ones, since the street noise become louder and louder then. People shamelessly ‘clearing’ their throat, the never-ending honking and the screaming babies, introduce another brand new day in Wencheng. Talking about babies; There are some shops here that only sell baby milk powder. There are also shops that sell goldfish and concrete floor tiles (in the same shop). You don’t see such shops in the Netherlands.
Temple with mountain views
For breakfast, we had rice porridge with different kinds of sweet-sour vegetables. Not my favourite, but it is nice to try something different. Today’s plan was ‘doing nothing’, but we decided to visit a Buddhist temple (pronounced as: “Nga Eh”) in the nearby mountains. After a short drive and climbing many steps, we arrived at the temple, where some monks are actually living. Visitors can buy and light a bunch of red candles and incense before each of the many altars, while doing prayers (for good health, good luck, good fortune, etc.), and meanwhile enjoy the splendid mountain views. We did all.
Chinese massage (or torture)
After another delicious 10-dish-or-more-meal that my mother-in-law prepared for us, we decided to have a Chinese massage. I thought it would be really relaxing, but for me it was more like torture! Of course, after the pain we felt great. Wencheng is a great local town with beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, it is almost time to say goodbye.
Location (pronounced as) Nga Eh temple