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Guizhou & Guilin City (Guangxi)

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Guizhou is one of the poorest provinces in China, and likely the most mountainous (far from being the highest of course, these mountains not being part of the Himalayas) however it also contains the most ethnic minority tribes of any province. Being home to 57 ethnic minorities.
It also contains some quite spectacular scenery, from massive epic waterfalls to gorgeous valleys full of bright yellow rapeseed fields and surrounded by round topped Karst mountains. Pair a trip to Guizhou with the scenery with the experience of meeting peoples with a culture and traditional dress not found anywhere else for a wonderful experience. 
Traveling around Guizhou may entail long road trips through amazing mountainous scenery) but with the new high speed rail and flights to many towns & cities in the province, it's now far easier than it has ever been ... and well worth the effort.

The photographs on this page were taken during my recent (March 2023) 3 week journey through Guizhou, ending just over the provincial border at Guilin (in Guangxi province). Anyone looking for photographs of Cormorant Fishermen at Xing Ping, or Yangshuo etc. can find them on a separate page, here : 
This page covers photographs from the journey from landing at Ansheng through Huangguoshu, Tianxing, the Longhorn Miao tribe at Longga, Wanfenglin, Maling, Qingshui, Jilongbao, Xijiang, Tang'An, Chengyang (just over the border into Guangxi province) and Guilin.

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China - Shanghai - Fengjing - Entrance at Night

Fengjing Ancient Watertown

Fengjing is a town in Jinshan District, Shanghai, around 70 kms from Shanghai. A very well preserved ancient water town, it's main attraction for me is it's 52 ancient bridges, which in typical chinese fashion, are beautifully lit during the evening. 
People inhabited the area from around 2,000 years ago, however it did not officially become a town until 1275 AD.
Not as commercialised as some of it's more famous brethren.

China - Shanghai - Jinze Ancient Village - Blue Bridge

Jinze Ancient Watertown

Jinze is located in Qingpu district, Shanghai, around a 60 kms drive from Shanghai. The watertown is over 1,000 years old with the oldest preserved bridges in Shanghai. Supposedly there were 6 temples, 13 archways and 42 bridges" in and around the town, of which 21 old bridges still remain.
Built over the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (960–1911), it led to the saying "Bridges of four dynasties connected by one river". The Puji Bridge and Wan'an Bridge, built in the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), are the oldest surviving stone arch bridges in Shanghai.
No hordes of  tourists here due to its small size, however in the town centre there are 10 bridges which are lovely, especially at night when they are illuminated.