Friday, May 30, 2008

Mountain Monkeys

We took the cable car down the mountain. There were lots of local people carrying large, heavy bags with them and we followed them down the mountain. People carry incredible loads up and down the mountain.

We returned to the bus stop and while waiting for the bus to leave a troop of monkeys made an appearance. Monkeys (macaques) are common in this area and will accost you for food if you are on the trails. If they do come up to you you're supposed to hold your hands open to show that you don't have any food. I managed to get a quick picture of a monkey in the parking lot before we left.
Top Right: Hannah Czehatowski walking down the mountain. Local people are in front of her carrying heavy bags.
Top Left: An Emei Shan macaque. Our guide told me was about a medium sized one.

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