Mystery Cache

Lucky Number

A cache by wudelhudel, adopted by Granger Guy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/23/2013
In China
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Find out the most lucky number in Chinese culture and calculate the coordinates for the cache in Fuxing Park. See the update information!

The cache you’re looking for is located in Fuxing Park, but not at the given coordinates.
One of the several ways to get to the park is:
Metro Line 10, Xintiandi Station, Exit 6, walk the Fuxing Rd heading west, enter the park by the gate at Fuxing Rd./Chongqing Rd.
Fuxing Park is one of our favorite parks in Shanghai. The park itself is beautiful with old plane trees and colorful flower beds. You can watch the people practicing tai chi, singing, dancing, playing their traditional musical instruments, doing calligraphy on the pavement, playing cards and Chinese chess, fly their kites, practice with the Chinese diabolo and more.

The park is opened to the public:
April – June:                      5am - 6pm
July – September:            5am – 8pm
October – March:            6am – 6pm
To access the cache you first have to find out the most lucky (one-digit) number in Chinese culture.
The following numbers are numerals in a numeral system based on the lucky number.
Find the decimal representation of these numerals and just add the degree symbols and the decimal marks.
N 13700134
E 56207157
The cache container is a camouflaged rock. Not much room for trading items.
Please bring your own pen!

Update 17.05.2015
Thanks to wudellhudel for adopting out this cache. Hope to keep it alive a long time.

Update 16.07.2016
The cache had become known to a local, who was taking bribes from cachers to show its location. Then it went missing, so it has been relocated and the coordinates in the puzzle updated. Still in the park. It is in the style of some of my other caches in town now.

Beware the China offset that comes and goes. The coordinates on your phone and map will not always lead you to the right destination. A genuine GPS will always work.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf uvqqra va gur ebpx jnyy nqwnprag gb gur cngu. Vs lbh fvg ba gur ebpxf snpvat gur fgerrg, lbh pna srry nebhaq qvfpergryl hagvy lbh svaq bar be zber ybbfr fgbarf. Bar bs gurfr vf gur pnpur.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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  • Spoiler no peekingCoordinates can drift as much as 80 feet under the trees. When you get close, seek this rock. New location July 2016.

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/27/2016 12:27:07 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:27 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum