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Private Tour: Yao Mountain and Tea Plantation from Guilin
"You’ll be picked up from your Guilin hotel at your selected departure time and taken 5 miles (8 km) to Yao Mountain which got its name from Yao Temple built on the mountain’s west slope in the Qin Dynasty. Surrounded by limestone hills Yao Mountain is famous for its seasonal transformation exchanging its vibrant azalea flowers in the spring for green bamboo and pine trees in the summer. Then in autumn colorful red and yellow leaves make way for enchanting snow caps in the winter. When you arrive
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"Private Guilin Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave
and Elephant Trunk Hill"Guilin Private Tour of Reed Flute Cave - Seven Star Park - Fubo Hill - Elephant Trunk Hill"This private Guilin day tour starts at 9am from your downtown Guilin hotel lobby. After you are picked up by your private guide you will drive to first stop of the day Reed Flute Cave which is one of the most beautiful karst caves in China. Walk through the stalactites as if you are inside of a magnificent crystal palace. Next visit Seven Star Park
From $79.00
 
"Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill
"After hotel pickup by private vehicle your full-day Guilin city tour begins with two attractions that feature sculpted stone: one carved by man and the other by nature. At Fubo Hill stroll along the pathways to view intricate carvings and stone Buddhas dating back to the Tang Dynasty. Then it's on to Reed Flute Cave a must-see Guilin attraction where nature has created the ‘Palace of Natural Arts’ — beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations illuminated by colorful lights.After a leisurely stop to shop for local pearls jewelry and crafts
From $111.00

More Things to Do in Fenghuangcun

Wanming Pagoda

Originally built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and renovated recently, the Wanming Pagoda is a hexagonal brick structure with seven storeys and is located right on the edge of the river. With...
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May 19, 2009

Fucheng Gate

This is the southern gate into the old town. Behind it, just inside the old town is a square which features a model of a phoenix - a mythical bid from which the town is named. Fenghuang Cheng or...
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Gate Towers and wall

A long part of the old town wall is still standing, stretching for about 400 meters along the south bank of the river. The North Gate Tower is found halfway along its length and the East Gate Tower is...
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Waterwheel

I saw a couple of waterwheels in Lijiang, Yunnan, and there's a few along the river here in Fenghuang. These particular ones lie on the north bank near the stepping stones and look like they're part...
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May 19, 2009

Tuo Jiang River

Tuo Jiang River, the biggest river within the county, is one of the branches of Wushui River. Originating from Nanshan Gorge of Dusha, Kuhe, it flows through Fenghuang County from west to east,...
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Stilt houses along river

These types of house are called Diaojiaolou (Chinese for building with hanging legs). The design keeps the buildings safe from the spring floods. These houses really define the old town and give it...
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Streets of Fenghuang

These are some street scenes from within the old town. The old town covers an area of about 1.8 sq km with over 300 local-style houses, 20 streets and 10 lanes.
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Chaoyang Temple

This temple is located in the heart of the old town near Fucheng Gate and features an ancient theatrical stage and main hall.
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City gate

There were once four gates into the old town. This particular one is the North Gate, I think anyway! It's located along the road that leads to the large Fenghuang Bridge.
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Another waterwheel

This waterwheel is located just upstream from the ugly Fenghuang Bridge, just in front of a series of weirs. No idea why or what reason it's used for. Just another picture opportunity!
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Fenghuang Bridge

This is the main road bridge through the old town and is rather ugly compared to its surroundings. Anyway, it does offer great views along the river.
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May 19, 2009

Stepping stone & wooden bridge

A couple of other ways to cross the river, other than the conventional bridges, are by taking these stepping stones (which are actually concrete posts) and a rather precarious wooden bridge.
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Hong Qiao Bridge

This bridge spans the Tuo River and is the main sight within the old town. It's a covered bridge and is full of shops. Make sure you see it at night as its illuminated.
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Top 5 Fenghuangcun Writers

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"Fenghuang"
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"Phoenix Old Town"
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"Gorgeous Phoenix City"
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