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Geoff54 11-07-2012 11:34 AM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
PCP/Faster - very astute from both of you. A fishing port on a small island. You can walk through the village but it would be difficult to drive. Most of the houses back onto the water. A bit like Venice without the gondolas but smaller and not as pretty. Last picture clue.

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/.../DSCN2142s.jpg

PCP 11-07-2012 11:44 AM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
So an Island ...but that looks like a river...Chinese signs and Coca Cola?

Somewhere in Thailand?




Zanshin 11-07-2012 11:51 AM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
I can see Kanji but can't make them out, so it would be China or Hong Kong - somehow the last picture immediately made me think of some scenes from "Enter the Dragon" so I guess it might be an outlying island from Hong Kong. I need to get Google fired up.

Geoff54 11-07-2012 12:25 PM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
Not Thailand.

The village occupies an island formed by a fork in the river. It also occupies the river bank on the larger island. Confusingly the island and the village which spreads beyond the island share the same name.

The larger island is well know for it’s Buddhist temples and monasteries, including a lesser know monastery dedicated to Tuoluo the female Buddha.

Edit: fixed typo

Geoff54 11-07-2012 12:45 PM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff54 (Post 944566)
The village occupies an island formed by a fork in the river. It also occupies the river bank on the larger island.

I re-read that and realized that is a little misleading. The village occupies the banks of the small island, the banks of the larger island and an island like area where the river meets the narrow channel between the islands.

PCP 11-07-2012 12:53 PM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
Is in China? Putuo Shan?




Geoff54 11-07-2012 01:25 PM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PCP (Post 944583)
Is in China? Putuo Shan?

Sorry Paulo - head South - Zanshin is on the right track.

PCP 11-07-2012 01:43 PM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
I one of the Zhoushan Islands?




Geoff54 11-07-2012 01:54 PM

Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
 
Not Zhoushan - further South.

The larger island is the largest in the group and has a neighbor, about half the size, that is better known.

I need to go out for a couple of hours - I'll post some serious clues if no one has got it by the time I get back.

tdw 11-07-2012 04:07 PM

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

ps - I'm damned if I can figure out what you mean by "island like area" ???


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