Yangshou in March 2016

Had this urge to visit China in March 2016…
The aims were to look around, and to perhaps enroll in a language school to study Mandarin…
Decided on Yangshou, a small city nearby Guilin…
Ended up spending about two weeks there…
Mornings were for learning the basics of Tai Chi…
While in the afternoons, the language school beckoned…

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Rented a bicycle throughout the time there…
Cycled around the vicinity during much of my free time…
And was constantly awed by the beauty of the scenery…

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Was lucky to come across this man walking along the road…
Could only wonder what he was carrying as my Mandarin was and is still bad…

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I stayed at the Tai Chi School and had a room with a view of the village…
Jima Village is a small community with old houses inhibited by mainly farming families…

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Cycling along the Li River was a real joy…
Was able to see the villagers going about their daily lives…

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Took this shot of neighboring village…
The backdrop hills are a reason enough for me to think of a return trip in the future…

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10 thoughts on “Yangshou in March 2016

  1. Village looks serene. Im sure the hills are beckoning you to return! How wonderful to learn Tai Chi and Mandarin in this setting.

  2. Wow, i was late here Lrong. But i am glad i was there earlier than you, although it was just cruising at the Li River in Guilin. It was a 4-hr awesome boat ride, but i already lost my photos, still by film. The mountains are really awesome. Your stay in the village i guess is more rewarding, as you are a bit immersed in the culture of that still quaint village. My only stay with a Chinese family was in Fujian for 4 days during that trip. We visited 6 cities in 15 days with an all Chinese-Filipino group tour, except myself not a Chinese.

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