Xiangjiang Hotspring Resort
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... the lone gas station to get a drink because I had run out long long ago. I started to get a little discouraged because I had no idea how much further down the road Zili village was, but I kept walking anyway and finally found the turn off.
From the highway, it's still a further walk to get to the front gate. I realized why no one comes to this place.
The architecture inside though, was really interesting. I'm not sure how much ...
... inexistant) et j'étais bien contente de tout avoir écrit sur mon petit papier en chinois, j'ai pu demander ou était l'hôtel. Il était tout proche mais je ne pense pas que je l'aurais trouvé.
Le lendemain, j'ai visité les Diaolou. Ils ont étaient le plus souvent construits par des chinois d'outre-mer et présente une architecture à mi-chemin entre chinois et européenne. Les diaolou les plus basiques ont étaient construit par les villageois pour se protéger des ...
... serene site with the remains of many rich Chinese houses built in the early 1900s. We could go inside a few and climb 3 or 4 floors to the roof terraces where the views were stunning. The original owners earned their fortunes from working in America but as they were unable to buy property over there, they brought their riches home to China and built themselves fancy homes with many storeys, along with gun holes in the upper floors, to protect themselves from the ...
... very clear how most of them made their money except that some struck gold in California and others rose in position at factories. Once they had their fortunes, they returned, but there were still robbers.
When the families moved back, there was a nationwide effort made to beautify and display craftsmanship in China. During the 1910-30s period, the families sought foreign architects to make these structures. The layouts ...
This entry will be short and sweet.
The bus we got on from Shenzhen to Zhenjiang, very nicely dropped us in Kaiping - again middle of nowhere!
The journey to Kaiping wasn't great! There were that many people crammed on the sleep bus poor Sonja shared her bed (unwillingly) with 3 men that kept accidently bumping into her, but I slept really well (not to rub it in or anything!)
As you can imagine we were not ...
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