Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 18, 2004
The place, once known to be a done-up, instead of a original historical building, is rather disappointing. However, if you manage to put that aside and just have fun and enjoy the place like how the Chinese do, it’s not too bad after all. Just roll up your sleeves, walk around, and have some local food!
The night market that starts in the evening is a good place to search for antiques, cheap clothes and bags, and pets!!! Pets sold here range from mice, rabbits, puppies and kittens, fishes, and tortoises to guinea pigs. The market also sells the famous Yuhua Shi (Rain Flower Pebble) at a very cheap price. A unique tourist souvenir to Nanjing, Yuhua Shi is a hard composite of jade, opal, and quartz. It’s normally made into pendants, rings, and earrings.
If you intend to enter the Confucius temple, you need to pay a fee of RMB15. Alternatively, you can take a boat ride at RMB10 per person from the waterfront area opposite the temple. The boats go south on the Qinhuai River to Zhonghua Men and are not a bad idea to consider at all.
From journal My Love for Nanjing