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... hour in the same spot.
We arrived in Jianshui after that long traffic jam. After checking in the hotel, I went to eat with Miguel and others. Miguel led us to a fast food place. The worker was so slow. It took over thirty minutes for us to get our food.
Miguel guided us to the Confucius temple. People complained about paying five dollars for admission. They ditched Matt and me. I couldn't understand why anybody ...
... even opium. In the house there was one room which told the colorful history of the residence and the family. A funny thing I noticed, that the history was missing for the years around 1940 to 1980, which is the Cultural Revolution, in where I expect this rich family was called class-enemy and got some big problems, lost money, lives etc, all for no reason, just because Mao needed to keep his power (I hope my blog doesn't get blocked by the Chinese goverment now:p).
... I think the only white people (if any) who come here are in groups!!
Our hotel in Jianshui was actually a truly delightful stop. The Zhu Family Garden Hotel was built in 1903 by two brothers for themselves and their families. They built it with a huge and gorgeous garden and it is like stepping into a museum – except that you get to live there for a night. The downsides were no AC (not ...
... hostel, but with its absolute stunning views over the terraces it is the place to stay. The next morning, before dawn we gather together with our new friends at their hostel. From there it is an easy and short walk way to the Duoyishu scenic area. This is the most beautiful natural and cultural landscape of Yuanyang Terraces, and it is the best place to go if you wish to photograph the sunrise. The terraces in this scenic area, including Duoyishu, Aichun, and Dawazhe, are more ...
... of inflated tourist prices and were greeted very friendly everywhere. Even though we couldn't really speak with anyone (there seemed to be just one English speaking person in the whole town), we somehow communicated and felt very welcome.
Yes, this area is absolutely gorgeous and we felt honored to be able to visit such a wonderful region! Places like Yuanyang and it's people surely make traveling for us as amazing and wonderful as it ...
Other places to stay in Jianshui
No.323-264 Jianshui Avenue, Jianshui | Hotelfrom $32