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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
hmmm .... there is a Shrine to Tuoluo is just outside of Wenzhou.

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
ps - I'm damned if I can figure out what you mean by "island like area" ???
A lump of land with water on three sides. I didn't want to call it a penninsular because it isn't very long and it doesn't stick out.

Everybody except Arnd are looking too far North.

One monastery on the large island has a particularly famous statue of Buddha.

The houses on stilts were once common in Chinese fishing villages but this is supposedly the last remaining location where there is still a large group of them. The village itself had and, to some extent still has, a reputation for smuggling.

In 1855, in the bay formed by the two islands, a large but not well known sea battle took place when two British and one U.S. warships, accompanied by several smaller boats, attacked a pirate fleet and liberated seven merchant vessels that had been captured (Why canít we do that in Somalia?) - Reportedly, fourteen large and sixteen smaller junks were destroyed and fifteen hundred pirates killed or captured.
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