On Friday we went to see Mukeng bamboo forest. We walked around for about an hour – mostly up steps! There was lots of bamboo (noooo!) and it was the bamboo forest where scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were filmed.
It was hard work in the sunshine, so we then tried green, red & flower teas.
Then we went to Tunxi – first to see the only remaining factory in China that makes ink sticks (for calligraphy) by hand. Here is one of the factory workers kneading the sticky (soot, oil & Chinese herbs) mixture:
You don’t see that in Shanghai!
We just made it from the show to catch our plane & got back to Shanghai by midnight – a very busy day!