Guilin Tea Plantation
After Chongqing, a bus took us down to Guilin. First stop was a tea plantation which was scenicly placed amongst the karst mountains of Guilin.
Power Lines Threading the Mountains
Another view of the karst mountains at the tea plantation, this time with the added elements of power transmission.
At the tea plantation, they served us a variety of teas and also showed us how to drink tea in the traditional way.
Tea House Architecture
An interesting piece of architecture at the tea house.
At the tea house.
Setting Sun in Guilin
Back on the tour bus, we were headed towards our lodgings for the night in Yangshou, Guilin. We got a nice view of the sunset along the way.
Speeding by the Mountains
A blurry shot of the sunset and the karst mountains in the distance.
Lit Up Mountains
Yangshou is aimed at tourists, with the close-by karst mountains lit up at night providing an unique view of the landscape.
Night Time Garden
Strolling through one of the lighted gardens around town.
On the Road in Guilin
We headed towards our first destination of the day: rural Yangshou.
On a Farm
A wandering chicken on a rural farm in Yangshou.
Touring rice paddies and watching workers do their thing among the karst landscape.
Working the Paddies
An ox led by a farmer goes to work in the paddies.
Peaks in the Paddies
More reflections of the surrounding peaks in the still waters of the rice paddies.
An ox wades through the water.
Li River Cruise Boat
Our boat for the Li River cruise approaches.
Numerous karst peaks dot the landscape around the Li River.
The lushness of the vegetation around the area is visible here with giant vegatation along the shoreline.
A small set of buildings is snuggled among the trees and the riverside.
A closer look at the buildings built right up the river bank.
Cliffs and Peaks
A mix of lushly covered mountains with white sheer cliffs.
Power River Crossing
Between the karst peaks of the landscape, a series of power lines traverse the river.
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