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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

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Not Thailand.
Couldn't be Thailand. There are not that many outboards in the entire country.

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hmmm .... there is a Shrine to Tuoluo is just outside of Wenzhou.
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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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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Ok, so we are in Hong Kong or thereabouts cos the battle is the Battle of Leotung.

No it wasn't .... Battle of Ty Ho Bay .... my mistake.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

So the big island in Lantau ?



and the town is Tai O ??

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Congratulations! The large island is Lantau and the small island and the village are Tai O.

The Battle of Ty-Ho Bay was fought the same year as Battle of Leotung which was a British battle as the USS Macedonian ran low on coal and didn't take part (although I believe she did loan her guns to a Chinese boat that was supporting the Brits).

The better known island, half the size is, of course, Hong Kong Island. The famous statue of Buddha is the Big Buddha at Po Lin monastery. The houses on stilts are Pang uk.

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I'm not sure how you'll nail this down but here goes.

This is not my pic but a recent one off the net. Many moons ago I crewed on a mate's boat from Cairns to Darwin or thereabouts. This is one of the places en route.

So yes ... Tropical Australia.

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There's nowhere between Cairns and Darwin that has that many houses You must have taken a detour.
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There's nowhere between Cairns and Darwin that has that many houses You must have taken a detour.
Oh yes there is and oh no I didn't.
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