Pot River Island

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壶江岛

Hú Jiāng Dǎo

 

Hu Jiang Dao is a small island near Guantou, China. You will usually find tourist here during the summer. The island has been inhabited for several thousand years. Below are a few pictures I took while on the island on January 26, 2014.

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

This is the ferry you take from the mainland in Guantou to the small island. It cost 7 Yuan per person per trip. That is about $1.05 and it takes about 35 minutes.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

A look at the inside of the ferry bringing passengers over to the island.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

A look from the ferry back on to shore towards Guantou.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Entry port to Pot River Island. The person in the picture is a native of the island who calls himself "Summer". He is a cousin of the friends I am staying with while in Guantou.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Main Street on Pot River Island. Everyone that comes to this island passes thru the gate and onto this street. I visited here on an overcast day, January 26, 2014. The temperature was about 40 degrees and windy. I am told many tourist visit this island in the summer. There are no cars or trucks on the island. Only bicycles, and a few scooters.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

One of the first things I saw when I started walking down the main street was this rock. It talks about respecting children, mothers and elders.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

I took this picture and the one below of a yard of one of the more wealthier residents.
Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

It is currently low tide on the island. Naturally it is a fishing village.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

A pagoda looking out over the water.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Entrance to a Buddhist monastery. The actual monastery is the second building towards the back.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Larger than life deities in the front building.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Ceiling sculpture and artwork of the first building.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Front of the main  monastery building. I wish I could take pictures of the inside of this building. It truly was awe inspiring.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

Carved concrete wall at the base of the monastery building.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

The monastery on the right with

Pot River Folk Museum (壺江民俗舘 Hú Jiāng Mín Sú Guǎn ) ahead.

The following four photos where taken inside the museum.
 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

 

Pot River Island Guantou Fujian China

 

Mandy, Lee, Erica and me

From Mandy, Lee, Erica and myself, we wish you happy travels.