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Yangshuo – A Little Slice of Heaven

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Following our cruise on the Yangtze to the Three Gorges Dam we spent a couple of nights in Wuhan. We would show you pictures but this huge modern city is not a particularly pretty sight. Our next stop, some one thousand kilometres south on a bullet train, was the pretty riverside city of Guilin...
The historic centre of Guilin is dominated by two multi-story pagodas that rise out of the waterway that runs through the city...
Guilin has been a tourist mecca for a long time with good reason. Its shady riverside walks weave back and forth over its many picturesque bridges...
With a scenery of karst mountains and meandering rivers, and its many parks and traffic free areas, Guilin is a relatively tranquil alternative to the metropolises of Wuhan and Chongqing. But just an hour or so south of Guilin on the banks of the Yulong River is a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of Yangshuo in Guangxi province...
We have been to so many wonderful places in the world that it is always difficult to answer when people ask us to name our favourite. It's easy to reel off some of the world's wonders, and many of them are truly stunning, but at the end of the day when we've spent hours trudging through forests, temples, museums and teeming streets, and fought our way through throngs of passengers, tourists and touts, it is the people who make a place truly wonderful. Our finest memories are of the people who make us feel like family when they welcome us into their hotels, homes and hearts. And nowhere in the world have we been more welcomed than at The Tea Cozy Hotel in Yangshuo.
This is Amy, the manageress, and her young son, who would like to say Ni Hao to you...
We will be spending a week here in the idyllic countryside by the Yulong River and we look forward to showing you the sights and introducing you to our Chinese “family”

Posted by Hawkson 04:42 Archived in China

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More than one use for a tea cozy I see. Amazes me that you keep finding these wonderful off the tourist beaten track accommodations.

by R and B

It does look so beautiful and the people are so nice. I am getting a little tired of having a nice day and the next one is pouring rain. And then I notice that people in Africa ar so dry that children are dying.. What a world we live in..love

by Jean McLaren

All beautiful and inspiring! Wondering if those Chinese place names roll off your tongue as easily as they roll off your "pen"?!
Enjoy your "week off". You deserve it! Happy Equinox. It will be safe to come home soon!!

by Alison fitzgerald

Lovely photos, like the one of mother and child.. keep well, lots of colds and flu's around here.

by Sue Fitzwilson

What a lovely spot. Great choice to kick back for a week before coming home. Look forward to the photos.

by Tom Whalley

a beautiful place - love the little brick homes.

by Janet

My wife was there past November, great to see a different perspective ;-)))

by kenhuocj

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