(this fisherman stopped us to have us take his photo, he told us he was now too old to fish but could give a demonstration……..how could we not watch him!)
……..it is also famous for its very fertile floating gardens…..which are truly amazing…..
it would seem to be quite hard work…..sowing the young plants from a boat….
and having to bring the earth/weeds dredged from the bottom of the lake into the gardens……where they are attached to the lake bottom with bamboo posts….
They start to have coils put around their necks when they are quite young. These coils can weigh up to 8 kg!
No more jumping cat exhibitions, but they still have lots of cats!
this monastery was quite different from others we have visited, but very interesting….