Yangshou area

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walk way in the park. Very unusual park. tropical paradise

We went walking in Yangshou everyday...     We finally braved the vendors to walk towards the boat docking area and were surprised to find there is a cute little park there.  It is easy to miss things like this when so many people are yelling for you to look at their wares....  I tend to walk and look and that is taken as a sign that I want to buy.....  so we tend to have more than our share of vendor excitement. ...David keeps reminding me but then I look again.... LOL. so back to the park......  The gates are almost hidden by the vendor booths.... So glad we ventured back that direction....

We paid at the gate then went in to explore. The park was beautiful.  It had stairs carved into the rock and mountains to climb and amazing views from different places.

Comorant fisherman was out on the river... a real one not a tourist attraction.... very fun to watch... those little ducks work hard.
  There was a sort of a museum where they showed how to make fans from pictures.  They had the unfolded pictures displayed then some were shown folded and made into fans....  really interesting although there was not a soul around to give us any details...  it may be that the people were there and didn't speak english and decided not to try to mime it out for us...  Can't blame them for that! 

There was also a nice area of bonsai plants....  they were very unusual as they had little scenes in them with stairs and houses... (I really don't know why I don't have pictures of these wonderful little living pictoramas)   David especially liked that area.... we accidently got separated for a while while he lingered looking at them and I walked on: sadly with my lack of sense of direction I couldn't find my way back with the different trails and stairs.

top of a pagoda. always looking up
.. but we had phones and reconnected. We met back at the museum... we found out I forgot to hang up my phone and wasted all of the minutes. 

The only people we saw in the park were some teens dressed in traditional clothes embroidering in a pagoda.  They took a moment to shoosh some cows off the steps .. I loved seeing the cows but apparently they didn't belong there.... the girls seemed sweet but we didn't talk to them...I did get some great pictures of the the cows!!....

 We took a lot of pictures.  The paths of the park was well marked and really interesting.  I love that a lot of the flowers and plants that grow are in the nurseries and stores for sale at home.....  and here they are just growing like weeds..... heck .... they may even be weeds.... but it was beautiful seeing them.. I tried to get pictures of them in their natural settings....

For once the signs were at a minimum....  and that helped with the natural feel of the park....  We saw a man down on the river working with his comorants...... it was not close but it was still very interesting to see.        

sylviandavid says:
Cheryl: Thanks... we had actually walked back to look at the docking area and saw the stairs behind the vendor booths and the park gate beyond that... It was a really nice park... Thanks for your smiles & comments! Sylvia
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009
bashmentbabe says:
The park looks nice and relaxing, good thing you found it behind all those vendors :)
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009
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walk way in the park.  Very unusua…
walk way in the park. Very unusu…
Comorant fisherman was out on the …
Comorant fisherman was out on the…
top of a pagoda.  always looking up
top of a pagoda. always looking up
looking out towards the mountains …
looking out towards the mountains…
Right to the point: NO TOUCH AND N…
Right to the point: NO TOUCH AND …
Park in Yangshuo: rock carving
Park in Yangshuo: rock carving
Fan museum: no one present to fash…
Fan museum: no one present to fas…
A fan that has not been folded or …
A fan that has not been folded or…
Chinese Fans
Chinese Fans
Guilin area Fan
Guilin area Fan
Cherry Blossom fan....
Cherry Blossom fan....
rocks in the park
rocks in the park
top of the pagoda
top of the pagoda
looking out across the flood plains
looking out across the flood plains
mountain
mountain
wonderful rock formations
wonderful rock formations
a cool sign but I dont know what …
a cool sign but I don't know what…
pagoda... looking up
pagoda... looking up
David on the terrace in Yangshou p…
David on the terrace in Yangshou …
Yangshou park: view
Yangshou park: view
A neat doorway in the park
A neat doorway in the park
Isnt this cool?  some water buffa…
Isn't this cool? some water buff…
I ran down the stairs for a pictur…
I ran down the stairs for a pictu…
Ha Ha; making themselves at home o…
Ha Ha; making themselves at home …
Cool sign...  sort of like our smo…
Cool sign... sort of like our sm…
view from park
view from park
No limbing or climbing I would bet
No limbing or climbing I would bet
succulents growing wild
succulents growing wild
some plants by the trail: they loo…
some plants by the trail: they lo…
this was a lot of fun to see the M…
this was a lot of fun to see the …
Little pond outside of the museum …
Little pond outside of the museum…
bonsai plant
bonsai plant
Look at the wonderfu stone work on…
Look at the wonderfu stone work o…
looking past the river to the plai…
looking past the river to the pla…
the view
the view
the river with people...
the river with people...
park area
park area
stones in the park
stones in the park
House in park area
House in park area
museum entrance
museum entrance
mountain
mountain
sylvia battling the forces of evil…
sylvia battling the forces of evi…
across the river
across the river
Yangshuo
photo by: sylviandavid