The day following our art adventure, I met up with my friend, 3 colleagues and several of my friend's friends. We were 11 working professional ladies and found our way to this man-made beach. I would hate to go there on a hot, crowded, sunny day, but this day was mild and overcast so we had the place mostly to ourselves. And, with 11 of us, we had bargaining power. We went on a few rides, ate lunch and walked up a temple. One of my gripes about China is that even when something is built new, the workmanship is usually so shoddy that it appears to be 'old' before it is even finished!