Li River, Yangshou, China
Wednesday 2nd July 2008
Yesterday, around 6.30am, we arrived at Guilin station to yet more curious crowds. A local bus then drove us the 1 ½ hour journey to Yangshou. We arrived around 8am and checked into the guesthouse, a small but comfortable place in the traditional Chinese style with the rooms surrounding a central courtyard. In the afternoon we went on a boat ride up the Li river for a few hours to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts.
After the boat ride I stopped for a while to look back at where we had been and take some pictures...