Segways Come to Yangshuo

I have just been out for a ride on what I hope becomes the latest trend or activity to hit Yangshuo.   The Segway is a green, eco friendly people transporter that is quite novel to ride and perfect for a visitor to get a great intro to the delights of Yangshuo and surrounds.  …

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Colourful Canola Fields

Every time I return to Australia I often find myself staring in wonder at the deep blue skies.   Not that we don’t get blue skies in Yangshuo it is just that the clarity or intensity of colour is sometimes a little lacking.   The vast canola fields in bloom throughout Northern Victoria and Southern NSW…

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Yangshuo: A Land of Gorgeous Greens

Gorgeous Greens Rain over the past few months has blessed the countryside with a magnificent array of greens, each variation fresh, vivid and lush.  As I mentioned last week one of the best ways to experience the magical scenery is to take a bike ride.   Over the past couple of months I have been trying…

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How many buckets of water?

Located near Hezhou the ancient city of Linhe dates back to the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD).    So, considering this ancient well may be a couple of thousand years old it is easy to see why there are so many deeply worn grooves in the stone.  Perhaps several million buckets of water…

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Fuchuan Wind & Rain Bridge, Guangxi, China

Having just passed a beautiful village nestled in a valley amongst the lush rice fields of northern Fuchuan county in Guangxi province, Southern China I certainly wasn’t expecting a “wind and rain bridge” to magically appear in the fields. This style of bridge differs to the many famous Dong minority bridges, with a tower or…

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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Yangshuo’s Picture Postcard Scenery (1)

    Number 1:    View from high up!   Sublime views of the surrounding area and karsts can be gained from getting up high, putting the landscape into a whole new perspective.    There are a couple of ways to do this and any effort involved in my humble opinion is well worth it.    The…

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