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Yangshuo 6th - 8th February by Martin
Yangshuo is a small tourist trap down the road (or river) from Guilin. Sitting on the famous Li river it is known for its beautiful scenery. The scenery is deemed so good it is portrayed on the back of every 20 Yuan banknote (see pic) - much better than Adam Smith in my opinion!
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... drying over heat (time varies depending on type of tea). Tender teas do not ferment. Oolong and some others are fermented.
Then we had a very formal tea service, tasting four different kinds of tea. Each was prepared in a somewhat different way - using different pots, using different temperatures of water (some boiling, some that had sat for a couple of minutes after the boil). But interestingly enough, he poured water through the first time, ...
... of cormorant fishing. We also agreed to buy tickets through him for the much anticipated Impression show. We hadn't pre booked tickets so this was very helpful.
Yang Di Tourist spot was the first major stop of the day. We arrived in the pouring rain and it was hard to imagine the morning could be a success. After making our way through the throngs of desperate souvenir and food sellers we got to the pier lined on all sides with bamboo boats with 4 seats ...
So the plan to head south chasing the sun hasn't quite worked out. Heavy rain today scuppered my plans to hit the market this morning. Some people went regardless as it tied into buying food for their cooking class so I still got the low down. The main reason for me visiting this market is because they butcher dogs and cats. Those that went said it was pretty rough, with skinned dogs hanging on hooks, live ...
... path to reach it. At various angles it resembles from the new moon to a full moon. The rock measures 380 m (height) by 410 m (length) by 220 m (width).
Legend has it that there is a Guanghan Palace on the moon inhabited by the beauty Chang'e, the Jade ...
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TravelPod Member Reviews11 Youth Hostel Yangshuo
It was a nice location, tucked away on west street but, I found it hard to mingle and mix with people there. It seemed like people only used it to crash. It was good for that though, very close to the main attractions.
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