Railway Tianlv Hotel
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... costume to dress up for a photo. Midge could have worn a complex crown - a bit like an upside-down chandelier - plus ornate, brightly-coloured dress, and David the armour of an ancient warrior or the red-starred cap of a Red Guard.
As it was Midge looked beautiful with a garland of fresh flowers in her hair. And patiently she continued to agree to being photographed with a host of young women over the day. David now half-jokes - that'll be a ...
... eventually finding a daily 6 hour bus journey between Guilin and Fenghuang. Booking our tickets a day in advance turned out to be a pointless exercise as the bus was literally empty - surely only made economical by the nine of us paying for our 150 yuan (15GBP) bus tickets.
Fenghuang (literally "Phoenix Town") is a beautiful example of a traditional Chinese riverside town - wooden houses on stilts, pagodas, city walls and ornate bridges. Upon arrival however ...
... being introduced as a foreigner returning to England in 4 weeks time would not go down well in the Yang household (Susan's surname). This meant that I effectively had to go into hiding and wait till the typhoon that is Susan's mother had passed. Unfortunately for us, she would not leave and it became touch and go as to whether we would escape or not. Thankfully she left the day before we left and everything could proceed as planned.
Because of Susan's mastery ...