Yangshuo, Guangxi Province

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Scenic Views, Yangshuo, China
I started my trip with an overnight train from Shenzhen to Guilin and then on by bus to Yangshuo. Here I got to see some of the "more natural, less developed” areas in China. Yangshuo is located beside the Li River and is surrounded by Karst, Limestone Peaks. Definitely beautiful scenery. The hostel we stayed in was great also as we effectively stayed with a Chinese family who gave us home cooked meals while their kids were playing / watching tv in the same room.

Outside the town I got to see a different side of China and was able to cycle across small rural farms and visit small market towns. Here you see the poorer side of China, with people surviving on subsistence farming, with small fields and one or two cows that they can get milk from.
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While in Yangshuo, someone suggested we view the local “Light Show”. It was presented as a show, near the river with traditional Chinese performances, while the Karst Peaks in the background were lit up with spotlights. We went along for a look.........Unbelievable......We arrived at a large outdoor theatre, right on the river with room for maybe two thousand people. The show started and before we knew it there were performers coming from everywhere! - down the banks of the river, coming up the river on boats and coming out from behind the seating area…… In all there were 500 performers involved in the show. We soon learnt that the show was directed by Zang Yimou who directed the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Very impressive! What was really surprising was that to the locals, a show of this magnitude just didn't seem a big deal - they just told us there was a light show at night - if you're not doing anything else, try it out!

Ok - on from Yangshuo and into the heart of china and onto the metropolis of Chongqing....
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Scenic Views, Yangshuo, China
Scenic Views, Yangshuo, China
Follow These Instructions If Trave…
Follow These Instructions If Trav…
Scenic Views - Yangshuo - Karst Li…
Scenic Views - Yangshuo - Karst L…
Typical Roadside Home in this part…
Typical Roadside Home in this par…
More Scenery - Yulong River
More Scenery - Yulong River
Cafe in Xingping outside Yangshou
Cafe in Xingping outside Yangshou
Xingping, beside the Li River
Xingping, beside the Li River
Light Show Yangshuo
Light Show Yangshuo
Yangshuo
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