Our first stop was Luoyang, Henan Province. Luoyang Sancai (tri-colour) Art Museum. www.sancaiart.com. We went to a museum/pottery sales shop. A lot of the modern work was very commercial looking but the ancient shards and pottery found in the area had so much depth and life to it.
We were treated to lunch of lamb soup which is a speciality of the area.
Next stop the Longman Grottoes out of Luoyang. It was shockingly hot but we managed the millions of stairs to view the thousands of Buddah in all the caves.
Hyesug, me and Karin at the Grottoes
It was a national and international training school for the martial art.
Again it was sooooo hot but this didn't stop them training out in the sun. We attended a show and the most dramatic of the displays was the piercing of a glass sheet with a finger punching at great speed and bursting a balloon behind the glass leaving a bullet like hole in the glass.
Below is a tree that has been used for generations for the practice of punching the fingers into the bark leaving deep holes behind.
Here we all are outside the temple sweltering in the heat.