Shaolin Shi...er...Temple -- Adventures in Dengfeng, Henan Tourism | Speaking of China

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  1. CharlituS
    CharlituS September 16, 2009 at 12:55 am | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn. I had the same experience.

    I went to Shaolin from Zhengzhou with my chinese girlfriend. Altough the bus was supposed to bring us directly to Shaoling it also stopped in some “very interesting places”, wasting our whole morning. We assumed that that was the price we had to pay for a 27RMB ticket bus, so we didn´t complain too much.

    What really my girlfriend was that Shaolin was completely different as the Shaolin she had visited 10 years ago: the abusive price, the entrance changed into a vulgar market and all the exhibitions prepared for turists.

    For me it was ok, I was already used to see world heritage places converted into tourist amussement parks. She felt sad as where the own monks (“who were supposed to be good people”) who were exchanging their principles for money.

    Regards.

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