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Traveling on the Yangtze. August 6th /长江之旅第一天

Hello
We are Brianna, Jianling, Xiaojiao and we are excited to tell you about our first full day on the ship along the Yangtze River!

大家好
我们是Brianna,简舲,晓娇。我们很高兴向大家介绍我们沿着扬子江,在船上度过的第一天!

We started off the day receiving a tour at the Ghost town of Fengdu which is 170 km east of Chongqing. We took a scenic chair lift up the side of a hill to get to the beginning of the many temples we would pass through. We then arrived at three bridges the outside two were for wealth and health and the middle was the Naihe bridge or bridge of judgement. Each student had to walk through individually, if they were considered evil they would fall into the pool in the middle. Fortunately all of the students were good people and no one got wet. We then passed Liaoyang and then the Baizi Temple which women went to, to pray to the Buddhas for fertility and wisdom for their children. We then traversed Huangquan road into the underworld. The ghosts of the town chose not to take us away as we all passed judgment at the Ghostly Gate Pass. The tour ended at the Palace of the Netherly Emperor (Emperor of the Underworld) who is known as Yama in order to reach the statue of Yama we had to pass by all of his daunting marshalls and advisors. We then got to view statues of the 18 levels of Hell and the torture methods used within.
我们在鬼城丰都开始了一天的旅程。丰都在重庆以东170千米。我们乘坐观光的空中缆车上山。我们最先到达的是“奈何桥”,这是一座沟通历史与现实,连接阴曹和阳界,审视善良与罪恶,宣治生存与死亡的“试金桥”。每个同学必须独自走过,如果心中有鬼便会摔倒。幸运的是,所有人都顺利的走过了。然后我们去了廖阳殿和白子殿,那些庙主要是妇女们为孩子而去拜佛的。之后我们走过了“黄泉路”,这是通往曹地府的必经之路。我们的参观的终点站在天子殿,殿堂正中是阴天子的雕像,阴天子身后是天子娘娘。我们还参观了十八层地狱和阴天子的严拷方式。

In the afternoon we discussed the importance of biodiversity in ecosystem productivity and stability. We delved into this matter further by discussing and listening to presentations on the biodiversity of the plants of the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze and the benefits and problems with putting an economic value on biodiversity. The rest of the afternoon we enjoyed and viewed the landscape surrounding the Yangtze river taking notes on the topography and human development and how that might affect the health of the river.
下午我们讨论了“生物多样性在生态系统的生产率和稳定性方面的重要性”。我们通过对“长江中上游的植物多样性”和“对生物多样性进行经济价值的评估”的优缺点的的演讲,深入探讨了这一问题。之后的时间,我们观看了两岸的风景,对地形、人类发展和河流的影响因素做了笔记。

In the evening we visited the temple of Zhang Fei a famous General of the Shu state and one of three heroes of the Three Kingdom era (220-280 AD). The temple was built right after Zhang Fei was killed when a fisherman saw him in a dream and the next morning he gathered his countrymen to build a temple to commemorate him. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times and was most recently rebuilt during the Ming and Qing dynasty in the 1700s. We enjoyed discovering and learning about the temple and appreciating the night view of the town of Yun Yang.
晚上,我们参观了“张飞庙”。张飞是三国时期(220-280AD)蜀汉著名将领。这座庙是在张飞死后建的,当时一个渔夫梦到张飞,第二天早上醒来之后他召集了村里的男人们修建了一座庙来纪念张飞。这座庙被毁坏和重修过几次,最后一次修建实在明朝和清朝,大约是十七世纪。我们在这里学习历史文化知识,欣赏着长江对岸美丽的景,非常惬意。

Audience for student seminars presented on the boat as we travel the Yangtze.

GPS Tracking of our jounreys on the Yangtze River for August 6th.

鬼城丰都:Fengdu Ghost City Entrance


空中缆车: Chair Lift for the Ghost Town


奈何桥:The Guards at the Naihie Bridge, a student passing the test

白子殿的佛:Statue of Buddha in the Baizi temple

在白子殿找到的虫虫:A cool bug we found. Longhorn beetle?


天子殿:Palace of the Netherly Emperor

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