Saturday, April 16, 2011
Another gray day, but at least there is no rain.
Then we stepped out by a reflecting pool:
We entered a former classroom which now houses a museum of about 400 teapots, donated by a Chinese-American, Chen Yiyao. There was such a variety of exquisite teapots.
Our next stop was the souvenir shop, where they asked our Chinese zodiac sign in hopes of selling a small jade carving of our particular animal. This shop had some wonderful items, donated by benefactors, so that 70% of the sales would go to the students. No shopping today.
Our guide continued the tour, taking us through the garden with the Kui Shing Pagoda:
Outside the temple, the pair of lions face outward to ward off evil spirits. But inside the temple, they face each other to keep valuables inside:
Our walk took us past the Sun Wonderland apartment complex:
We also had soup with egg, and 6 pork steamed buns each, with hot tea. The pork buns come in the wooden steamer baskets:
The Nan Xiang Steamed Bun Restaurant:
A rooftop sculpture on Sansui Hall:
Yangshan/Hall for Mountain Viewing looks over the rockery:
We climbed this rockery mountain to peek outside the walls of the garden: