Travel Blogs from Jianshui
... front desk were quite confused by my passport. Specifically, the Chinese government inexplicably gave me an 'M' visa, which is for commercial trade purposes. They had clearly never seen this designation, so I had to look up how to say "commercial trade" in Mandarin. The second issue was my entry stamp is apparently illegible (this came up at the Kunming hostel as well) so they couldn't read where I entered the country. Luckily for an ...
... the wrong way. Where are the tourist signs pointing this cave?
The cave it self was amazing. In the entrace of the cave were thousands of swallows, who left the worst smell I ever experienced of birdshit. But further inside the cave - the cave was way bigger and deeper than I expected - there were no birds, no smell and no sunlight. There was a river running through the cave and stalagmites and stagaltites were everywhere. Lights in all colors lighted the cave ...
... agreed to lead us with some of the men carrying our bags to the Chinese side of the border– whew, what a relief!! Stopping again at the Chinese border, we had to fill in a form and I asked the English speaking friend where the number was for the Chinese visa (which we had gotten in the US) and he pointed to our passport number……..so when I got to the front of the line, the ...
... is known for its amazing rice-paddy terracing and a popular destination for photographers due to its overwhelming scenic beauty of its landscape and colourful local minorities.
We were able to do a days trekking through the villages and the terraces, and saw some beautiful views and finished out one of the viewing platforms for sunset.
Sunrise and Sunset here are the best times of the day for viewing the terraces.
But for us dinner was the best time.
... once I could stretch my feet across the seats and feel comfortable.
The roads though, were horrendous, dangerous and almost impassable at certain points, particularly the sections that run parallel to the Nansha river (up till and after a hydropower dam). It was fortunate that the bus didn't disintegrate.
Jianshui City (建水古城 -临安之盛ᦀ 9;- The beautiful shadows ...
Other places to stay in Jianshui
No.323-561 Jianshui Avenue, Jianshui | Hotelfrom $32