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There is an old Chinese saying:

'The scenery of Guilin is the best under heaven but that of Yangshuo is even better', and so it is

We were met in town by Mrs Zhou who had rented bicycles for us and escorted us to Moon Village where her husband was to have lunch waiting.    Cycling around Yangshuo with her and meeting the family has to be a trip highlight.  We spent almost as much time off our bicycles, taking photographs as we did on them, the scenery is as stunning as predicted by the old Chinese who write the sayings   

Mrs Zhou  identified characters trapped in the shape of the rocks.  Amongst them are camels, elephants monkeys and horses.  Hampered by my western mind I was often at a loss to see the resemblance

Once again Jasmine had found the perfect local guide



Ploughing, harvesting carrots and planting rice,  in the traditional back breaking way


                      Moon Hill






                            The Zhou Family



Yu Long (Meet Dragon Village)
Legend has it that one day an old dragon escaped from heaven and settled beside this bridge.   He was frightened off by a passing farmer and flew away



Senior reception committee                                            

Junior reception committee


A seriously bucolic village, especially in Springtime
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