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One of our tour highlights came the next day when we walked around the back alleys and laneways of the ancient town of Fenghuang. The area near the river is delightful especially near the city wall. We were taken by boat to the other side of the river for lunch and found this a very relaxing and peaceful experience.The town is situated on the western boundary of the Hunan province. It claims to be one of the two most beautiful towns in ...
... length of the town. We checked in and made our way to the river cruise. The cruise was on a gondola like boat and we drifted down the river for around 600m. We walked back up along the side of the river through the small tourist markets to the hotel. As dusk settled, the town lit up with fluorescent lights and with the national holiday tomorrow the people started to arrive. We had dinner at the hotel. Sleep was tough on a mattress like stone and a party across the ...
... houses, bars and restaurants. To get into the small ancient centre costs $24 for a two-day ticket. One bar tried - unsuccessfully - to charge us $13 for a pot of tea.
But, hey, this is tourism. We got to walk the old city walls. We saw the cannons over one of four old city gates. We saw the hundred-year-old bed a famous person was born in and amazing, gigantic artwork scrolls the length of a long room. We walked a host of narrow, quaint old streets - ...
... it was also a classical example of the ongoing "Disney-fication" of Chinese tourist sites - arriving in the late afternoon we found that all of the traditional wooden buildings on the river had been converted into bars and by 6pm the heavily crowded streets were full of the sounds of bassy music. It couldn't have been much further from what I had expected to find, but it was still a fascinating place. As the sun set, miles of fairy lights (which covered almost every building ...
... insulting). Another crazy tradition (or not so crazy if you think about it) is that the court by singing to each other. The better the singer, the more sexy he/ she is, bad news for Kim Kardashian/ One Direction fans worldwide (yeah, I went there).
The Meow people were also very important in modern Chinese History. After the Chinese Civil War finished in 1949, the Meow People led a rebellion which lasted for over 2 years against the new communist ...
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