Mu's Mansion Hotel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Smoking rooms available
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... the same. It gets interesting when a lady stands up to sing, she is terrible and just wails. Ian and I cannot look at each other! Things get worse when three of the musicians start to yawn and one looks like he is falling asleep. Ian decides to focus on reading the programme to save his own eyelids from dropping! There are two solo performance of musicians showing off their skills of playing their instruments, this is the best bit of the evening and they are ...
... browsing the many shops and stalls that line this huge maze of old streets. So many things amuse us, especially the 'lost in translation' signs, our favourite being "E-intestine package" for a type of sausage - not one that we'll be sampling! We are also very surprised how vain many of the young Chinese women are. They are constantly looking at themselves in mirrors, taking selfies on the mass of selfie sticks around the place. At the extreme end they pay ...
... similar at the Great Wall. Out of the corner of our eye amongst the street food we spot a KFC and a Pizza Hut! Clearly the Chinese are also starting to have second thoughts about eating rice and noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We continue walking and spot locals and visitors all dancing together in different groups. This time they are dancing to traditional music. It is fascinating to watch the young, the old, businessman, mothers, a complete mix of Lijiang ...
... temple up the hill. This had a wheel of fortune at the back with a huge wobbling dragon poised above it. For 10 yuan you could spin the dragon, and it had a weight hanging from its head. When the dragon stopped moving you looked at the inscription the weight was hanging above, and that referred you to a set of pigeonholes on the wall. In the corresponding pigeonhole was a slip of paper with your fortune (sadly only in Chinese).
The other interesting thing about Mu Fu ...
... alleys that wind up and down, and a lovely old square which has an old wooden theatre with stage over the square and a Ming era (about 16th or 17th century) temple.
The town is on an ancient trading route, used for trading tea and horses for hundreds of years, and it has recently been restored. A lot of the old buildlings have been repaired and rebuilt, and it has been used in a lot of period films and TV series.
On Friday, the ...