Xinjie Travel Guide

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Xinjie Things to Do

  • Sunset over the terraces at Laohuzui

    You can also head out for an evening of watching the sun reflect off the terraces as it sinks. Touts aren't quite as bad, but they're here. Again, clouds get in the way.Five images. For more, see the travelogues!

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  • Sunrise over the terraces at Duoyishu

    This would also fit as a Tourist Trap tip, but if you go to the area, it's the thing to do: get up early and catch the sun rising over the terraces. You go to a special location (one of possibly several) and set up with your new tout friends (see my intro page for Xin Jie) and new tourist friends and prepare to be amazed... unless it's cloudy. But...

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Xinjie Restaurants

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    by John195123 Written May 21, 2008

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    This is one of the best restaurants in Xinjie, by my experience. It's also one of the two I went to. It's a nice atmosphere near the square, and the sign says something about accepting all people or walks of life or patronages or something like that... Go. They have an English menu and a refridgerator with a glass window so you can select the meat and vegetables you want and they will make their dish based on what you ask for. Good, fresh food.

    Favorite Dish: I highly, highly recommend the chili chicken. Get some beer- it's spicy.

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Xinjie Transportation

  • Speeding around curves

    While it might feel great, speeding around the voluptuous side-roads of China, keep in mind that around any bend could be anything. An oncoming truck in your lane, kids playing in the street, a missing bridge, someone's house or any of a myriad of barnyard animals, such as pictured below. Keep it slow and enjoy the scenery!

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  • TOO MANY!

    If you have plans on hitching a ride with a bunch of locals in the back of a truck, the police might stop the truck you're in. So be cautious. The other problem pertains to the way people drive here- being flung from a truck wouldn't make for a great trip.

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Xinjie Local Customs

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    by John195123 Written Jun 4, 2008

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    Local men are only permitted to shave while squatting precariously on new construction sites. No shaving cream is allowed, but blue plastic mirrors are standard equipment. ;)

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Xinjie Warnings and Dangers

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    As I've mentioned eariler, mostly annoying touts greet you as you step out of your car or bus.

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    BUY  BUY BUY! QUICK! DON'T LET THEM OUT!
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Xinjie Off The Beaten Path

  • Waterfalls

    You might catch a few, small waterfalls as well- just used to deliver water from one terrace to another, lower terrace.

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  • Villages

    There are many small towns scattered about the area, not necessarily worth a visit, though you'll drive through some of them, but that look quite picturesque among the terraces. This one got hit up in Photoshop...

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  • Other Terraces

    You don't need to hit the tourist spots to see terraces. They're all around you near Xinjie. You'll pass them enroute to the other ones and you might even find better images at these places. While the sunrise/sunset viewing may not be as good, there are no touts.Five images. See the "Other Terraces" travelogue for more images.

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