you don't think the only reason we went to the Children's Park was
to see the park, do you? Of course not. There was another reason.
It was the home of an art gallery featuring Chinese scrolls and
paintings. I continued to look for the perfect one with a beautiful
tiger, but could not find one suitable. I did, however, find another
with a scene of water buffalo along the Li River that I liked and
purchased it. It's amazing how these tour organizers know where
all these things are. Or is it?
our visit to the Children's Park there was only one more stop to
make before heading to the airport for our flight to Hong Kong,
Ludiyan, the Reed Flute Cave. The cave is named after the reeds
that once grew its entrance flutes were made from. The cave is very
large and full of stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes
and sizes. As you make your way through the cave the guide points
out the interesting formations, which they've given names to indicating
what they look like. It was surprising how many were actually recognizable
shapes once they were pointed out. As you walk from one section
to another the rock formations are lighted in brilliant colors which
adds quite a dramatic effect.
the Reed Flute Cave we headed to a hotel not far away for our last
dinner in Mainland China. We had such a wonderful time in China
and were saddened our trip was coming to an end. Perhaps Anne and
I felt it more than the others because we had been to Hong Kong
several times before and knew the city well. Those that had never
been still felt the excitement of a new discovery just around the
corner, while Anne and I felt good that we were going back and seeing
an old friend. Hong Kong is an amazing city, a "must see"
in our eyes and even though we'd been there before we looked forward
to being there again in just a few short hours.