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.
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.
A look at the inside of the ferry bringing passengers over to the island.
A look from the ferry back on to shore towards Guantou.
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.
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.
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.
I took this picture and the one below of a yard of one of the more wealthier residents.
It is currently low tide on the island. Naturally it is a fishing village.
A pagoda looking out over the water.
Entrance to a Buddhist monastery. The actual monastery is the second building towards the back.
Larger than life deities in the front building.
Ceiling sculpture and artwork of the first building.
Front of the main monastery building. I wish I could take pictures of the inside of this building. It truly was awe inspiring.
Carved concrete wall at the base of the monastery building.
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.
From Mandy, Lee, Erica and myself, we wish you happy travels.