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    Hezhou - Fong's Tea Plantation

    by yipsufen Updated May 18, 2005

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    The feature board of

    This place has been made famous by the Hong Kong TVB drama titled "Country Spirit". It narrates the daily life of people in tea plantation. Once you step down from your buggy, you can spot a big feature board with the casts of that drama.

    A narrow slope leads you the chalets on top of the tea plantation. Along the way, you can pluck some tea leaves and have your photos taken. The tea plantation here is for demonstration purpose only and not the actual plantation plot which is deep inside the national park.

    Person in charge in the chalet will invite you to sit down and have a sip of their various kinds of native chinese tea. Do observe the fine art of chinese tea-making. They will slowly introduce you to their various kinds of teas. Eg: Golden Throat tea, Chrysanthemum and Oolong Ginseng tea. This place is a true relief for the tired legs. While savouring the fragrant tea, you can enjoy the greenery and fresh air here. Suddenly you feel so close to the nature !

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    • National/State Park
    • Seniors

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    Hezhou - Throttling Horse Waterfall

    by yipsufen Updated May 18, 2005

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    Throttling Horse Waterfall

    There are two waterfalls in Gupo National Park - Gupo Waterfall & Horse Throttling Waterfall. Take a buggy ride from Xiangu Temple to Horse Throttling Waterfall. At the foothill, you can see several playful monkeys roaming around and a black bear encaged. It takes about 15 minutes' walk to reach the waterfall sightseeing area.

    During the spring months, you can see water gushing down due to high precipitation. Taking a nice shot of the waterfall is rather difficult due to heavy water droplets splashing on the camera lens.

    There are a few people dressed in minority costumes. Be warned that you have to pay RMB10 in order to have photos taken with one of them.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Hezhou - Wine Tasting

    by yipsufen Updated May 16, 2005

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    Different types of wine for your tasting

    When you visit the wine factory, you are welcome to taste their variuos types of wines. You can select from wines that are made from rice to chinese herbs.

    Among the more popular ones are rice, plum and herbal wine. Pick those to your liking and your tolerance of alcohol.

    You can taste as much as you like and can proceed to counter to purchase them. They come in various sizes and bottles. The bottles are great for collection. A miniature bottle costs from RMB20.

    The popular Hong Kong TVB drama called "Country Spirit II" is always playing.

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    • Beer Tasting
    • Wine Tasting

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    Rivers and canals

    by extrajoce Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Me diving off a bridge

    The Yangshuo region is blessed with plenty of rainfall and humidity, which gives it is famous misty feel. As seen on the picture, diving off a bridge in the middle of nowhere is part of the unexpected charms of a meander in the countryside, and was as safe as anywhere else for me (once I had checked the depth).

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    Thousands paths to walk around

    by tini58de Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Li River

    We walked along the Li River and found paths, that really were not touristy at all! It was so enjoyable to walk along the river, sit down here and there, watch people and the landscape - ah, how I wish I were there again!

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    When OTBP isn't so OTBP...

    by John195123 Written Mar 4, 2008
    Backcountry BMW

    A land of contrasts, I guess. I expect the water buffalo. I expect a motorcycle, dogs and chickens, but this? Out here? There goes the illusion of nature.

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    Moon mountain

    by pginer Written Oct 3, 2004

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    One of the mountains near Li river looks like a moon (with a hole in the middle of the mountain). It is really called "moon mountain"

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    Houses by the river

    by pginer Written Oct 3, 2004

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    If you take a boat down Li and Yulong rivers have a look at both sides: there are houses with bambu where people live and children play

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    Rent a bike

    by linwei66 Written Aug 12, 2004
    A boy walking his ox near Yangshuo, China

    Rent a bike and take a ride down the roads leading out of Yangshuo. They will take you through some remote villages where you can really see how the majority of Chinese live.

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