Manzhouli, China: Part 8 of 10
It was farewell to Manzhouli and some friends. Half of the contingents went back to Beijing this morning, while the other half, stayed in Manzhouli. We were one of those who stayed behind.
We went to visit Cha Gan Lake in the morning. As per our ever-patient guide, Jasmine, Cha Gan in English means “disappear”. True enough, we went to a green, flat field, with no sightings of a lake. The area has huge elephant monuments and three sets of gigantic stones far behind. According to one of Chinese guides, these stones symbolize the three stages of marriage – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. There are Chinese characters carved on these stones, which I pressume, say more about the stages of marriage.
Most of our contingent went to the bronze rock and climbed up. It was Reggie, Happy, and me at first, then the rest followed. It felt nice to be up there. Haha!
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