Yangshuo 10.05.2018


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It's pretty close from rice terraces to touristic Yangshuo town, however I spent half of the day on bus trips with lots of connections. So I checked in just late in the evening. After quiet village i wasn't prepared to see so many light and tourists in the city center.

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There are dozens of discos. I saw a lot of "go-go" girls who are trying to attract visitors. I was very surprised by their repression. I mean normally Chinese are very open, I could often hear champing in restaurant. Even missing door inside the toilet (not the door from the street, but the door which separates seats) was never a problem for them. The dancing really causes some issues: they're way too restrained.

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Yangshuo is famous for its karst hills. It really reminded me about Zhanjiajie a bit. However the hills are much lower here.

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Many hills have own name. It's possible even to climb on some of them. The best way to explore the area is to rent a bike and make a trip around along the Li river.

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There is a number of interesting sides along the river. The first one is a thousand year old banyan tree.

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Or the cave of Assembling Dragon. Have no idea why it was named this way, but it's one of the most interesting caves I've ever been. Thanks to excellent illumination.

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It's a heaven for a photograph. I had an impression they tweaked the lighting to make photos look that great.

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Though I would like to note, that in real life colors are not that bright and rich. Camera made a miracle there. Anyway I didn't use photoshop to make it look that way!

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The final bike route point is Moon hill. I climbed up to get a bird eye view (though not the highest point). Before the stair there were local old women who was trying to sell me a bottle of water. I've read that some of them could follow me uphill to sell the water. Of course the higher we get, the higher is the price. Fortunately I showed my bottle in the beginning of my way and nobody followed me.

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A really good trail goes to the window level. It is possible to go even higher, however only a very bad trail leads further. So I decided to stay on a safe side :)

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After a bike trip I still had a bit of time for a short city walk. Accidentally saw fake KFC :)

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Again there were fishermen on the riverside. I've no idea what they can catch there. Though I didn't see any success even a single time :)

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PS. In the evening there is a Chinese performance on the river. However I can't say that it's really spectacular :)

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