A lesson Taoism
Trip Start Oct 03, 2009
86Trip End Feb 28, 2010
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Where I stayed
Hoover Lodging House
Close to the waterfront is the 100 year old Chinese Temple and the guide book recommended that I visti the caretaker there. Mr Tan has his name in the Lonely Planet and has been given an award by the Tourism Minister for the information he has given to tourists for the last 35 years.
There are 7 levels the Temple and its a good place to get photos of the river and the city. Mr Tan gave me the key to go upstairs.
The boat terminal is very busy and I took the boat to Kapit which is about 5 hours up river and where I hope to get a permit to go into the interior and visit some tribes and maybe stay with them in their long houses.
FOOTNOTE: I think that its well worth while to visit the Tua Pek Kong Temple and the Goddess of Mercy Pagoda beside it. Mr Tan Tack Chaing is there from 6 am to 12 noon and speaks excellent English.