This is a selection of photos from Tian Tang, or Heaven’s Garden, a large temple complex on the edge of Shantou. It’s a fairly big place, with lots of places to explore. There are a lot of banners and upon investigation these seem to be … Continue reading Heaven’s Garden
This man may just have stopped to stretch his muscles, but I’d like to think he’s reminiscing. Seen looking out across the bay in Shantou.
An incense pot at the Tian Tan temple in Shantou. It’s a wonderfully pretty place on the outskirts of town. If you go up the tower you can see the whole of Shantou from across the bay.
Koi certainly get excited when there’s a bit of food.
Shantou is a port city on the south east coast of China. It’s famous for its beef balls and satay style sauce, none of which is shown here. The people picnicking may be eating beef balls, which is about as relevant as this gets.
There’s more going on here than ‘please hit my tambourine with a flower’. Seen on the very top of a temple in Tian Tang Park, Shantou.
I have no idea what this is called, but on the other side of a lake behind Shantou University is this amazing temple. It’s being constructed using traditional techniques, and with donations from the local community. The ornamentation on the roof is all hand-painted porcelain.
I don’t know if this is intentional. It even has eyelashes! Seen in Tian Tang park.
I think this is one of those things where it’s best not to ask. Seen in Zhong Shan Park, Shantou.
Some very fresh beef noodle variants with Shantou satay sauce.