Well-fitted stones still existed on some of the steeper Xuzhou Vacations gradients. At a crossing over a stream we noticed the ruined comers of a gatehouse, Xuzhou Vacations now almost indiscernible, hidden by moss and knotted ropes of vines.
A mile further we came to where the stream had once been diverted to run under a building. It had holes at each side for water to channel through, and partial walls hidden beneath dense forest undergrowth. The next ruined building was a hut built into a massive tree’s roots, with half the hut inside the hollow tree.
Inset into the inner trunk was a clay fireplace, and the presence of a kettle showed that the place is sometimes still used.