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Old 11-17-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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November 17, 2007 Path to a tea house

This may be circulating in emails, but it was such a striking image, that I figured I'd give the IoTD a whirl with it.



I tried to google around and find more about it....but I'm not finding anything....the site listed on the pics in in chinese....anyone?

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Old 11-17-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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all I know is there is very little chance I will die traversing a path stapled to the side of a fucking mountain!
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:24 AM   #5
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We've had these on here before...did Billy post them?

There is zero possibility that the tea that this place serves is good enough to make me want to go there.

"Hello, and welcome to the Teahouse of the Falling Doom. 35 men died getting the components for your lunch delivered."
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
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oh. goddamnit.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:28 AM   #7
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So how do you make the photos show?

The images are great, but I had to log in to see anything. Attachments don't work for people who aren't Cellar members.

Heck, I am wondering how they get the water for the tea.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:38 AM   #8
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It's part of the gag, Karen. See....you traverse the perils of the cliff face, climb a sheer wall, ride the gondolas and all that....then you get into the tea house.....they seat you near the window.....and there on the far side.....is a short stairway down to a sidewalk of a busy mountain town with running water and a McDonalds.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:21 PM   #9
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If I have to traverse something that scary I will want something alcoholic to drink thankyouverymuch, not tea. And make it a double!
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:32 PM   #10
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Drinking any alcohol would make it rather impossible to get back down....


But it looks like the mountains I've seen in Korea...which the local little old ladies love to climb on weekends. I'd be really interested if we could figure out where this place actually is.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:55 PM   #11
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I've done a little climbing in my time, but that path scares me. How often are the wooden planks and posts replaced???
and how the #$%& did they get the materials for the tea-house up there? (LJ is probably right about there being an easy path).
Are there really enough customers to pay the bills (even presuming they can charge what they like)?
what happens when a storm sets in with 30 people at the top?
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:52 AM   #12
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The Japanese love to hike up mountains. I bet the stairs and other climbing apparatus was there first, and the tea house was only opened at the top later as the site began to attract more people.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:00 AM   #13
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There is zero possibility that the tea that this place serves is good enough to make me want to go there."
No, no, no.. It's the view you go for..
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:08 AM   #14
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Confucious say: "Texan who not know difference between Japan and China maybe not give sound advice."

If it were Japan, I'd guess first there was a shrine (the mountain priests here are pretty extreme), then a hiker's path with chain, then a tea-house. Soon, there would be vending machines, two souvenir shops, a hot spring bath, and a very tacky hotel.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:20 AM   #15
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Video of...

Here ya go, a crazy video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed-bfGl2jWk
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