Travel Blogs from Baoding
... Placenta Artistic Pottery, Reed Knitting
5.Special Local Products: Baiyangdian Preserved Egg, Kuihuai Pickles
♥Yesanpo Scenic Area: an emerging and developing tourist destination combining gorges, rivers, mountains and virgin forests
♥Baiyangdian Lake: the largest fresh water lake in North China consisting hundreds of shallow lakes and waterfilled depressions
I had the day off today so I
made plans to go out with some of my new friends to a place out of the city for
some hiking and rafting. The countryside here is very beautiful and
topographically interesting. There are many mountains surrounding the city
and the countryside is full of farms and poor neighborhoods. The farmland
is very different here than it is in the U.S. Instead of miles of corn
there are ...
... to the tombs but after walking around the streets for 30 minutes or so and not seeing one I started to doubt my plan a bit (taxis are not so easy to come by in these smaller county level towns, or "xian cheng" as they are called here). Anyway I was starting to get worried when suddenly I saw a little bus coming my way with the chinese characters for "Xi Ling" on it, flagged ...
Arrived in Yixian today after a couple hour bus journey from Baoding. Not your every day Greyhound bus ride either as the journey was basically through villages and such and at one point the bus cut through a dirt road between cornfields to bypass some roadwork. I've experienced this sort of thing before here in these smaller rural places but it's always a source ...
... well ?!?! Yes this sounds dodgy as hell but he admitted to me that it wasn't a real taxi (which was glaringly obvious anyway) and we laughed about it. He also asked me to pay him before we reached the hotel as he didn't want to be seen receiving cash from a foreigner - now is that shady business or is that SHADY business ;-) Quite weird but at the same time it felt kind of exciting, in Australia he'd be locked up ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Guibinlou Hotel Baoding
Other places to stay in Baoding
Downtown, Baoding | Hotelfrom $75
Downtown, Baoding | Hotelfrom $47
No.999 North Chaoyang Avenue, Xinshi District, Baoding | Hotelfrom $106
Downtown, Baoding | Hotelfrom $79
Downtown, Baoding | Hotelfrom $46
Downtown, Baoding | Hotelfrom $50
No.389 Lianchi North Street, Beishi District, Baoding | Hotel