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Travel Blogs from Fenghuang
... it is World Heritage listed.
The owner of Fenghuang charges all tourists entering the city. Despite being the traditional area of the Miao people, it appears that they have few rights given that ownership is in the hands of one man. The food here is different also.
Our very large hotel was situated right beside the river though accessing the walks beside the river didn't prove to be that easy. Despite our location there was still quite a deal ...
Finally found fried rice for breakfast after two mornings of **** Western style. With a late bus arrival and waiting 30mins for tickets, we only just made our train. We had a short train ride, lunch in Huiahui and an hour long bus trip to Fenghuang (Phoenix town). It was over ten hours of travel to get from Xi'an. Phoenix Town is a traditional/ancient city made for tourists - home to the Miao people. It is set on the side of a river with multiple pedestrian bridges ...
... climbed hundreds of steps and crossed a wobbly rope bridge to see a giant bronze Phoenix, a potent symbol in Chinese culture... though this one looked more like a star from Wallace and Gromit's Chicken Run.
And in the evening the whole place becomes illuminated. Red Chinese lanterns are dotted on balconies. Music blares from bars, and just below our balcony there is the thwop-thwop-thwop of a pair alternately hammering with giant mallets something sweet ...
... The tower offered excellent views of the old city and in particular the covered bridge at its centre – a vista which, from afar, may have appeared not to have changed for centuries. After scrambling back down the hill into the city we had a rest and wash before dinner at a local barbeque stall – one of my favourite forms of street food where you point at the raw ingredients that you want to have cooked (meat skewers, fish and veg) before watching them barbeque it for ...
... we crossed the lake. Once on the other side, we walked through a wooden palisade with cow skulls overlooking the roof. We were now in the Meow kingdom.
One of the many indigenous tribes of Hunan, the Meow people have their own language, community and traditions. Traditions which include not referring to people by their actual names (for example I would be referred to as Stupid Boy rather than by the name Andrew, failure to do so would be ...
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