Bajiaozhai Travel Tips

On August 11, 2011, in Guilin, Mountain Areas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Belonging to Danxia landform, Bajiao Mountain‘s rare landform is called as the essence of Danxia by many scientists.   All of its stone peaks have a 45 degree tilt. The top of the mountain rises up into clouds; the pine trees are swaying; the whole mountain resembles a huge whale swimming in the sea. Best Time […]

Belonging to Danxia landform, Bajiao Mountain‘s rare landform is called as the essence of Danxia by many scientists.   All of its stone peaks have a 45 degree tilt. The top of the mountain rises up into clouds; the pine trees are swaying; the whole mountain resembles a huge whale swimming in the sea.

Best Time to Bajiaozhai

The best time to Bajiao Mountain is from July to September.

Bajiaozhai Best Routes not available

Bajiaozhai Tickets

Opening time: from 9:00am to 17:00 pm

Ticket price: 26 RMB/adult; 13 RMB/child

How to Get to Bajiaozhai

By bus:  take bus from Guilin to Ziyuan

General express: running time, from 7:00am—17:00pm; the bus departs per 20mins; the ticket price is 21RMB; Non—stop express: it will departs at 7:40am, 9:20am,12:20,14:00pm,17:00pm every day; the ticket price is 23RMB.

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Bajiaozhai (Eight Horns Mountain)

On August 11, 2011, in Guilin, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Bajiaozhai is also known as Yuntai Mountain. It is 818 meters high. It is situated on the border between Hunan and Guangxi where Yuecheng Mountain and Xuefeng Mountain meet. Bajiaozhai is surrounded by many hills and stands out alone. There are eight peaks on the top of the mountain which resemble eight giant dragons. It […]

Bajiaozhai is also known as Yuntai Mountain. It is 818 meters high. It is situated on the border between Hunan and Guangxi where Yuecheng Mountain and Xuefeng Mountain meet. Bajiaozhai is surrounded by many hills and stands out alone. There are eight peaks on the top of the mountain which resemble eight giant dragons. It is the reason why it is called Bajiaozhai in Chinese. It is a rare type of Danxia landform in China and even in the world. Many famous geologists regard it as “the soul of Danxia landform”. It is very rarely encountered that all peaks of this mountain lean at a 45-degree angle and in the same direction. The mountain is covered in clouds and mist. All the peaks seem to move up and down in the cloud, resembling whales playing in the sea. There is only an old, abrupt and narrow path along the southwestern slope leading to the top of the mountain, as other sides are too steep. Standing on the top of the mountain, you may feel how big the world is and how small the human is. You will forget all your worries and realize the true meaning of life. There is a rock with two big holes in it. Seen from a distance, the rock looks as if it had two big eyes. Therefore, it is called the Eye Rock. It is an inspiration for poets and artists. Each of the eight horns is different. One of them is called “Longtouxiang” (meaning the head of dragon). It resembles a dragon getting ready to fly. The horn is so high that it seems to reach the sky. An abyss under the horn makes it look more precipitous. The complex geologic structure and unique climate created the peculiar landforms in Bajiaozhai. Bajiaozhai was titled as ‘the world Danxia wonder’, ‘the soul of Danxia landform’ and ‘the national high-grade park’. In 2005, it was selected as one of the seven most beautiful Danxia landforms in China.

Bajiaozhai Story

1.   Avalokitesvara drove sheep

Long long ago, in a glorious day, Avalokitesvara was driving tens of thousands of sheep form Nanning in Guangxi to Dongting Lake in Hunan under the order of Buddha. When she was passing the Lang Mountain, the barefoot immortal told him that Monk Tang and his disciples got in trouble in the Flame Mountain (Huoyanshan) and they needed her help. Avalokitesvara thought that the flame Mountain was not far from there, so she could come back in a day and the sheep could have a good rest at Lang Mountain. She took off in a hurry to help Monk Tang. When she came back at dusk, she found out that

her sheep had disappeared. She asked the old man who was herding cows nearby, ‘have you seen my sheep?’ the old man answered, ‘I just saw bizarre rocks.’  Avalokitesvara cried, ‘I am so unfortunate! Buddha will blame me for losing the sheep. What should I do?’  The old man said, ‘you are so strange. There are only rocks. Why did you regard them as sheep?” Avalokitesvara wondered, ‘It must be that the old man turned my sheep into rocks. It must be the fate that I have to practice the immortal way here.’ So she sat down on ryondae facing the west with her legs crossed. She did not only practice immortal way here, but also protected the people living in Lang Mountain. It was said that the ryondae she sat on was Bajiaozhai. Nowadays people climb the mountain and burn incense sticks in honor of Avalokitesvara.

2.   Baijiaozhai only has seven horns

As mentioned above, Avalokitesvara had practiced immortal way there. Since that many people came to the Yuntai Temple to worship Avalokitesvara and prayed for her protection, it was said that the tea of Bajiaozhai can cure all diseases and after worship men as old as ninety years old felt they were full of energy like youngsters. People believed that all these miracles were caused by Avalokitesvara. One day when Avalokitesvara was at leisure, for the first time she observed Bajiaozhai carefully. But no matter how many times she counted, there were only seven horns. She was very confused. Where was the eighth horn? The earth god who sat next to her laughed, ‘My dear Avalokitesvara, a clever woman has her stupid moments. You have forgotten to count the horn you sat on.’ From this fault, Avalokitesvara understood this truth—even god can not avoid making mistakes, let alone the commoners.

3.   Well water turned into wine

Once upon a time, there was an old couple living at the foot of Bajiaoshan. They were very kindhearted and had done many good things. But they were very poor and had no children. Avalokitesvara wanted to help them so she acted as a scruffy white-haired old woman begging for water. After drinking water, she threw two black beans into the well in the backyard of the old couple’s house and told them the flavor of well water was changed, it tasted like wine. The couple heard that, came close to the well, a strong fragrance of wine came out of the well. Then they tasted it, ‘Good wine!’ they shouted. When they turned back, the white-haired woman disappeared. They realized that they met god. They knelt down and bowed to the ground, thanking for the kindness of the god. Since then, they ran a wine shop and made great fortune. They built a new house and adopted a son. A few years passed, they had grandchildren and enjoyed happy life. However, their only regret was that the well only produced wine. If the well also produced vinasse, they could feed pigs. Then they could make more money.

One day, the white-haired woman begging for wine came again. The old couple told how the well water turned into wine and expressed their regret. The white-haired woman said at once, ‘I could give you what you want.’ She came to the well surrounded by the old couple. She put her dirty hand into the well and took two black beans out of the well, then disappeared again. A yellow handkerchief drifted down from the sky above the well, it said, ‘the sky is not high compared to the endless desire of human.’ The couple tasted the well water again. The water lost the flavor of wine; it just tasted like water. The old couple lost the source of fortune, they became poor again.

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Xingping Travel Tips

On August 11, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Town of Xingping is situated in the northeast of Yangshuo County Town in the City of Guilin of Guangxi Province. It is on the upper reaches of the Lijiang River about 25 kilometres from the county town. Xingping features hilly landscape, its east side higher than the west side. The western area of the […]

The Town of Xingping is situated in the northeast of Yangshuo County Town in the City of Guilin of Guangxi Province. It is on the upper reaches of the Lijiang River about 25 kilometres from the county town. Xingping features hilly landscape, its east side higher than the west side. The western area of the town is of lava landscape with mountains in the shape of sharp swords at both banks of the Lijiang River. The eastern part is the Haopinglong Mountains. The slopes are steep and the majority of the mountains are more than 400 metres above the sea level with hundreds of them of an elevation no less than one thousand. The highest among them is the Haopinglong Peak of 1701 metres. It is also the roof of the Yangshuo County. The Lijiang River, the Dayuan River and the Hujiayuan River flow through the county.

The Best Time to Visit Xingping

From May to October the weather is sunny and clear with little rain and is perfect for outdoor activities. The high season is from July to August.

Xingping Best Routes

The Jinghua Reaches of the Lijiang River by boat—the Painted Hills of Nine Horses, the Reflections on the Yellow Cloth, Beauty in the Mirror. Get off the boat and visit the Big Banyan, Mount Moon, Pool of the Dragons, Jianshan Temple, Qishi Palace (the palace of precious stones), then back to Guilin.

Xingping Ticket

RMB 165 per person, including the following items:

  1. Boat fare
  2. The guide
  3. Air-conditioned tour bus for organized tour, Santana or 11-seat coach for independent tourists. The chartered vehicle can only take you to the spots listed in the schedule. If you want to travel to other spots, the fare will go up accordingly. Please inform your guide and chauffeur in advance if you have a personal sight-seeing plan in case of inconvenience.
  4. Transportation from coach station or bus station

NOT including the following items:

1. All the on-shore spots in the Yangshuo County:

Pool of the Dragons: RMB 45

Qishi Palace: RMB 23

Big Banyan: RMB 18

Mount Moon: RMB 9

Jianshan Temple: RMB 20

A joint ticket including the above five items: RMB 100.

2. Personal expenses

3. Transportation from the airport

Charter fares:

Car with a capacity of 1-4 passengers: RMB 80 per round trip

Coach with a capacity of 5-9 passengers: RMB 150 per round trip

Xingping Transportation Routes

The water routes

Take a boat at the Port of Xingping and travel upstream. You will see, in turn, the picture printed on the back of a 20-yuan RMB note, the Chaoban Mountain, the Reflections on the Yellow Cloth, the Mountains of the Seven Fairies, the Painted Hills of Nine Horses, and the Xialong Scenery. Or, you can take the boat downstream and view the Biluoqing Pool, Mount Fish, Mount Gold Ingot, and the sight of the Fishing Village. These two routes will offer you an enjoyable trip through the major attractions of the Lijiang River. If you want to take your time in the sight-seeing and fully take in the beauty of the place, you can choose to schedule two days for the water routes.

The land routes

  1. The Lotus Cave—Xingfuyuan Reservoir—Da Yuan Wood Farm
  2. The Luotian Rock—The Rhinoceros Rock—The West Pool

(You can either take a travel bus or ride a bike for the above two routes.)

  1. A hiking trip by the river. Start off at the Bridge of Xingping and go on to the Painted Hills of Nine Horses. The lush mountain bamboo forest will offer you much coolness and tranquility.
  2. A direct journey from Fuli to Yangshuo.
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The Reflections on the Yellow Cloth

On August 11, 2011, in Guilin, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

The Reflections on the Yellow Cloth is the essence of the spectacular sceneries of the Lijiang River. It is situated 83 kilometres from the origin of the Lijiang River at the Jinghua Reaches within the Ancient Town of Xingping. As your boat glides past the Yang Causeway and the Painted Hills of Nine Horses, the […]

The Reflections on the Yellow Cloth is the essence of the spectacular sceneries of the Lijiang River. It is situated 83 kilometres from the origin of the Lijiang River at the Jinghua Reaches within the Ancient Town of Xingping. As your boat glides past the Yang Causeway and the Painted Hills of Nine Horses, the river widens and the water surface is as calm as a mirror, and the green shadows of the mountains beside the river are clearly visible. Not far to the south of Mount Hua is the famous Yellow Cloth Shoal. The beauty of the Lijiang River reflections culminates at Yellow Cloth Shoal. The water here is so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom where there is a beige stone slate. It is several dozens of metres in length and width and stretches over the riverbed like a piece of yellow cloth. Hence the name “the Yellow Cloth Shoal”. On both sides of the shoal there are seven mountains of different sizes standing in the river, like seven beautiful and gentle young girls. Legend has it that once upon a time seven young fairy sisters of the Heavenly Court came down to visit the Lijiang River. Transfixed by the beauty of the river and the mountains, they delayed their return. The Heavenly King heard of this and ordered them back. But the sisters had become so in love with the scenery that they decided to stay here forever, and by magical powers, each of the fairies transformed herself into a mountain peak surrounded by the water.

The Reflections on the Yellow Cloth enjoys great renown throughout the world. In the Chinese embassy to the United Nations headquarters there are two giant paintings, one is of the Great Wall, representing China’s cultural heritage; the other is the Reflections on the Yellow Cloth, representing China’s natural splendour.

The Xingping Town

The Fishing Village

On August 11, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

The Fishing Village is located on the Lijiang River about two kilometres away from the port of the Town of Xingping. Legend has it that the village was built by prominent officials because they believed that this place somehow promised wealth and prosperity. The Fishing Village of Xingping was set up during the Year of […]

The Fishing Village is located on the Lijiang River about two kilometres away from the port of the Town of Xingping. Legend has it that the village was built by prominent officials because they believed that this place somehow promised wealth and prosperity. The Fishing Village of Xingping was set up during the Year of Wanli of the Ming Dynasty about 400 years ago. The entire village occupies an area of 1.5 hectares including 48 traditional residences and the Lijiang River flows in front of it. Across the river there are numerous beautiful mountains with lively names such as Mount Carp, Mount Gold Tiles, Mount Ingot, Mount Saber and Mount Penholder. The Fishing Village has witnessed and, surprisingly, has survived the wars between Ming and Qing, China and Japan, the War of Liberation of China and the Cultural Revolution. In July 1998, Bill Clinton, the then president of the United States, visited the Lijiang River and the Fishing Village of Xingping, which has helped attract more tourists from both China and abroad. The village is home to a large collection of cultural relics of Xingping. Its architectural style is similar to that of Xushang Town, with the unique features such as the green brick and black tiles, sloping roofs, horse-head-shaped elevated roofs, tilting roof tips, houses with colored painting, and hollowed out flower-shaped windows. It is typical of the residential houses of Northern Guangxi Province during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The buildings are well maintained despite the fact that they are over 500 years old.

The Xingping Town

The Lotus Cave

On August 11, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Guilin, by Jack Li

The Lotus Cave is one of the most mysterious world wonders. Rumor has it that inside a cave in the Karst region of Yugoslavia, people discovered eight lotus-like stalactites, and then claimed it an unbelievable wonder. However, there are 108 lotus-like stalactites inside the Lotus Cave. It would be no exaggeration to say the Lotus […]

The Lotus Cave is one of the most mysterious world wonders. Rumor has it that inside a cave in the Karst region of Yugoslavia, people discovered eight lotus-like stalactites, and then claimed it an unbelievable wonder. However, there are 108 lotus-like stalactites inside the Lotus Cave. It would be no exaggeration to say the Lotus Cave is a wonder among all the world wonders.

The Lotus Cave is 32 kilometers away from the downtown of Yangshuo County. The magical scenes inside it was not discovered until the beginning of the 20th century, when local residents hid into the cave to avoid warfares. The entrance of the cave is very narrow, people had to crawl into it slowly. That’s why the cave used to be call the Crawling Cave. In the year of 1964, one of the central government leaders of China came to visit the Xingping Town, and was curious about the legendary lotus inside the cave. So he went into the cave with other villagers, and was deeply impressed by the lotus-like stalactites. He then decided to made the Lotus Cave a tourist attraction. It was after that that the Lotus Cave become a famous world wonder.

The cave is 25 meters at its widest point, and less than 0.5 meter at its narrowest point. Its total length is 600 meters. Besides the lotus-like stalactites, there are stalactites of all kinds in the cave, such as buddha-like stalactites, animal-like stalactites, and forest-like stalactites. All these miraculous scenes will surely take your breath away.

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The Ancient Town of Xingping

On August 11, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, by Jack Li

The Ancient Town of Xingping has a history of more than 1,000 years. It is 10 kilometres from Yangshuo and is surrounded by magnificent mountains. The Ancient Town of Xingping has a huge collection of cultural relics concentrated in Ancient Xingping Street and in the Yu Village about two kilometres from the town, such as […]

The Ancient Town of Xingping has a history of more than 1,000 years. It is 10 kilometres from Yangshuo and is surrounded by magnificent mountains. The Ancient Town of Xingping has a huge collection of cultural relics concentrated in Ancient Xingping Street and in the Yu Village about two kilometres from the town, such as the Three Rocks, the Five Wells and the Twelve Mountains. Its ancient bridges, ports, pavilions, theatrical stages, temples, fortified mountain villages, trees and village complex have retained much of their original appearances and appeals. As you stand within the place, you can immerse in the ambience of the quiet streets and deep lanes. Among the streets, the most famous one is the Ancient Street of Xingping, a slabstone street stretching for over one kilometre from the Southeast of the town to the Banyan Pool of the Lijiang River and the ancient port. It provides convenience for residents and merchants. The guild halls of other provinces border the street, and all the ancient buildings of bricks and tiles are kept in good condition. The Temple of Guan Yu is located beside the Ancient Street of Xingping. It was built in the fourth year of Qianlong (1739) and has a history of more than 270 years. Now only its side hall and the theatrical stage have survived. Its Ten-Millennia Theatrical Stage is one of the most well-preserved stages in the North Guangxi Province region, and has great values for the study of the history and reformation of traditional Guangxi opera. There are more than 20 Chayan left by the opera performers and they are still clearly visible. On a post of the stage there are four wooden reliefs depicting the stories of four traditional operas. On the left side within the stage stands a foldable four-paneled wooden screen with the signature “from Banqiao, Year of Yichou of Qianlong”. Yet it remains to be proven whether this work is an authentic Zheng Banqiao (a prominent painter and calligrapher of the Qing Dynasty).

The Xingping Town

The Xingping Town

On August 11, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Ethnic Group Flavors, Guilin, by Jack Li

The Xingping Town is a little town in the Guangxi Province of China. It occupies the northeast part of the Yangshuo County, one of the most famous tourist destinations in China. The town is 25 kilometers away from the Yangshuo County. It is known for its beautiful hills and rivers. Thanks to the natural forces […]

The Xingping Town is a little town in the Guangxi Province of China. It occupies the northeast part of the Yangshuo County, one of the most famous tourist destinations in China. The town is 25 kilometers away from the Yangshuo County. It is known for its beautiful hills and rivers. Thanks to the natural forces of the Lijiang River which flows through the southwest part of the town, many breathtaking attractions came into being, including the Painted Hills of Nine Horses, the Reflections on the Yellow Cloth, and the Lotus Cave. The last one is listed as one of the world wonders. In it there are 108 delicate karst lotus pads.

The Xingping Town is not only a place of natural beauty, but also a place of cultural heritage. Built in 265, the town has a history of more than 1740 years. There are historical and cultural relics throughout the town, such as the ancient slabstone lanes, the theatrical stages constructed in the Tang and Song Dynasties, the remains of ancient temples, and well-maintained buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. One of the must-visit attractions is the renowned Fishing Village. After its establishment in the Ming Dynasty, the village has not changed much. People there still keep to the traditonal life-style. This Fishing Village is so special that many famous people have visited it, among them is the former US President Bill Clinton.

If you are wondering what the Xingping Town looks like, just take out a 20-yuan note of 1999’s version. Printed on the back of the note is the beautiful landscape of Xingping. Almost all the essential attractions of the Guangxi Province are gathered here. Your journey to Guilin will never be complete until you have visited this little town.

The Xingping Town Attractions

The Ancient Town of Xingping

The Lotus Cave

The Fishing Village

The Painted Hills of Nine Horses

The Reflections on the Yellow Cloth

The Xingping Town Story

The Tale of the Painted Hills of Nine Horses

The Painted Hills of Nine Horses are a marvellous attraction because you can distinguish the shape of nine horses on the west side of the hills. How did these nine rock horses come into being? Their origin has something to do with the Monkey King.

It is said that the Monkey King used to work for the Jade Emperor and be in charge of all the horses in heaven. But being very mischievous, he could not tolerate the tedious official affairs. One day he sneaked back to his former residence, the Water Curtain Cave, and left all the horses unattended. When the horses noticed that their keeper had gone, they went on to an adventure in the world below. They travelled by clouds and wandered around, but were not impressed by what they saw. At last, they came to the Xingping Town, and its verdant landscape gave them great delight. They ran along the Lijiang River, enjoyed the fresh grass beside it, and neighed loudly. However, the Monkey King’s absence was soon discovered by the Jade Emperor. He was worried about the horses so that he ordered to have the horses taken back. But the horses were deeply attracted by the carefreeness in the Xingping Town, and refused to go home. To escape capture, they went into the cliff of the Painted Hills by their own magic power and hid there. They never came out again. This is how we can recognize the horse-like shape of the hills today.

The Tale of the Yellow Cloth Shoal

The Yellow Cloth Shoal is located to the south of the Painted Hills. When you look  into the water of the shoal, you can see a huge yellow slabstone at the bottom of the river like a piece of cloth. It is said that the seven elegant hills around the shoal are originally seven fairies.

Once upon a time, there were seven fairies living in the Heavenly Palace. One day they passed by the Lijiang River and were attracted by its beautiful landscape. They stopped there and roamed around. So impressed by the scenery were they that they decided to settle down there forever. However, their decision was against the rule of the Heavenly Palace, and the Jade Emperor commanded them to come back. The fairies refused to go back and turned themselves into seven hills along the Lijiang River so that they could watch forever the landscape they loved.

Yangshuo West Street Travel Tips

On August 10, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Yangshuo West Street is in the center of Yangshuo, Guangxi, with the overall length of 517 meters and width of 8 meters. The surface of the road is marble and the road takes a shape of “S”. The buildings here are antiquely beautiful and have strong local characteristics. The street markets are filled with all […]

Yangshuo West Street is in the center of Yangshuo, Guangxi, with the overall length of 517 meters and width of 8 meters. The surface of the road is marble and the road takes a shape of “S”. The buildings here are antiquely beautiful and have strong local characteristics. The street markets are filled with all kinds of travelling souvenirs and snacks. The night scene, with its exotic touch, is exceedingly fascinating and charming and also taking rich local customs.

Best Time to Visit Yangshuo West Street

The best season for visiting Yangshuo West Street is from April to October. In April (March in the lunar calendar), it is warm and rainy which is quite suitable for drifting. The so-called “misty and drizzle Lijiang River” is actually the slack season for Yangshuo, but at that time, there are fewer people than usual and the reflection on the water is very beautiful.

Ps: It is colder from December to March and it is time for ten Spring Festival and winter vocation, so there a lot of people; also a lot of people in golden week in May and October. While from July to September, it is very hot and there are a lot of students because of the summer vocation. June (May in the lunar calendar)is the rainy season of Guilin, so it keeps raining and the water level is so high that something is under the water.

Yangshuo West Street Tickets

Location: Yangshuo County

Ticket Price: Free

Opening Time: All day

How to get to Yangshuo West Street

By Train

Nonstop express train from Guilin to Yangshuo

By Boat

Travelling Lijiang River by boat

Ps. you will feel more comfortable and a part of the culture if you put on your slippers while visiting Yangshuo West Street.

Yangshuo West Street

On August 10, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, by Jack Li

Yangshuo West Street is located in the south of Guilin, 63 kilometers away from the urban district. YangShuo is one of earliest confirmed state-level scenic spots in China. It is the most beautiful town at the bank of the Lijiang River, with a history of over 2000 years. Yangshuo compares favorably with Guilin, attracting a […]

Yangshuo West Street is located in the south of Guilin, 63 kilometers away from the urban district. YangShuo is one of earliest confirmed state-level scenic spots in China. It is the most beautiful town at the bank of the Lijiang River, with a history of over 2000 years. Yangshuo compares favorably with Guilin, attracting a great number of tourists each year. Yangshuo West Street is a town where ancient customs still exist while modern elements are also popular. Another charming asset of West Street is the learning and communication of languages and cultures in China and foreign countries. People can learn foreign languages in professional foreign language schools, or communicate with foreigners in wine bars or painting shops. Chinese teach their foreign friends the Chinese language, calligraphy, Supermepole (Tai ji), cuisine and Chinese chess while foreigners pass on their own languages and cultures to Chinese people. As a result, both Chinese and foreigners seem to accomplish studying abroad in a short period of time.

The foreign tourists, who would come to Guilin and visit the Lijiang River, would always be attracted by Yangshuo West Street as soon as they arrive. Contrary to their behaviors in Chang an Avenue of Beijing and Nanjing Road in Shanghai, foreign tourists would take off their travelling bags immediately after arriving at Yangshuo. After drinking a bottle of beer or a cup of coffee, they don’t want to leave the beautiful town any longer. Therefore, there are foreiners studying Chinesekungfu and Chinese language in Yangshuo, some work as forein language teachers in civilian-run Buckland schools, others fall in love with girls or boys in Yangshuo West Street and get married finally. It is said that when calculated, by using the local population as the base number, China has the highest rate marriagesto foreigners. Yangshuo West Street is also jokingly to be called “foreigners’ street”, which has a history of over 1400 years.

Yangshuo West Street is still a pint-sized scalable architecture, as other small towns in the southern China. However, the small street is a spectacle of an international atmosphere. The decoration style of most restaurants, book and painting shops, wine bars and Internet bars is a combination of Chinese and Western elements, with signboards of foreign languages. Waiters and waitresses in art work shops, restaurants and wine bars, ordinary residents, even old women who sell fruits on the street can speak fluent English. There is no doubt that this phenomenon adds the colour of foreign culture to Yangshuo West Street. At every corner of Yangshuo West Street, you can always see tourists sit together, drink beer, taste coffee and chat in threes and fives with people who have different colors. What’s more, you can also see Chinese mother and European father who are not resticted by family planning policy, taking their mixed-blood children play on the street.

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