China: Day 2

After breakfast, we headed to this village-that-I-can't-remember-it's name. All I know it is 600 years old and that is the place where they make those traditional Chinese fans. There are many houses there, so they don't actually have a huge factory. One house cuts the paper, one house glues the paper, one house paints the fans, etc. Unfortunately the fan makers didn't like it when we wanted to take pictures of them so I only managed to take one picture of this lady. 

I think they were having a kenduri or some sort at this time.

Was playing hide and seek with this little girl. Hehe

Do we look cool? Haha

Most of the elderly in the outskirts of China walk this way. I think over the years when they were younger, they worked carrying heavy stuff so it eventually led to a 90-degree posture. I even learnt that before the whole industrialisation of China, the people lived poorly. Most of them died in poverty. Their only aim in life is to earn money for food, couldn't care less about wealth and getting rich. 

Wow aren't we grateful now?

The villagers still use wood to make fire.

Lots of houses have home-made pork sausage and they hang them out to dry.

Almonds, walnuts, dried longans, and other kinds of nuts.

They use these "sekam" things to make brooms.

After that we headed to the local market to experience how the Chinese buy and sell their daily groceries.

Live chickens and other kinds of poultry are located in those rattan cages. They sell live poultry instead of dead ones like how we can find in Malaysia, as they prefer them to be fresh. Price of a whole chicken there starts at rm25 which is more expensive than Malaysia.

This area was quite disturbing as we found a dead "thing" with his fur being pulled off. I shall not explain further and shall not show you the picture.

Huge cucumber.

Dimsum anyone?

After the market we walked through a nearby village before departing for our next destination, the Li River.

Off we go on the boat! Li River is the main attraction in Yangshuo as it is surounded by hundreds or maybe thousands of limestone caves and serves as the landmark for China. It's amazing how they are able to preserve their natural heritage and not manipulate them for industrial profits. Kalau kat Malaysia dah kena tarah buat simen.

Where the 20 Yuan bill got its picture from.

It was super duper cold on the boat. Alongside the already cold weather, we had to brace the super cold wind. And since the boat ride was kind of long, I eventually fell asleep. Haha

But nonetheless the view was absolutely beautiful!

After the boat ride, we headed back to the hotel. After refreshing ourselves up we headed to the light show which is one of the attractions of Guilin.

The show uses it's natural surroundings as the stage and plays with lights.

It was a 70-minute show and to be honest I expected more. It was spectacular how they used the natural surroundings and stuff but I was expecting someone to do some sort of bungee jumping or something. Too much time was spent on intersections, and the intersection that they used was a big bunch of little girls singing. Before you know it the show ended and although it was beautiful, I preferred the acrobat show that we watched  a few years ago in Shanghai. I would give this show a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

After that we headed back to the hotel. Ayah, Awad and I walked to the nearby street, also known as the West Street. At this street there are lots of pubs, bars, clubs, cafes, coffee shops, souvenir shops and shopping. We just walked around a bit without buying anything.

A person carving a miniature wax figure of herself.

After that we headed back to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

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