After arriving late on Sunday night, I had Monday to adjust myself to a time zone 12 hours ahead. I find the best way to do this is to be active, so I decided to get outside.
I had originally planned to hike Wutong Mountain, which is the highest point in the area. But I had difficulty finding anybody that could tell me where to start the hike, and the 20-something bellman at the hotel seemed to think I was nuts to try to hike up there. :) So I backed-off and decided to go see the botanical gardens which were located on the side of Wutong Mountain; I figured I’d get at least a bit of hiking in. As it turns out, I had a great day. The highlight was meeting this very nice family who allowed me to tag along behind them for a couple hours. Below are three pages of photos from the day. Enjoy.