2-Day of Yangshuo Tour Destinnation Information
Guilin is famous for its unique Karst landscape scenery especially in Yangshuo. When people travelling to Guilin, Yangshuo County is a must-see place that could not be miss, this tour go directly to the destination Yangshuo, a place definitely will leave you an unique memory of China.
Our Today's Activities: Countryside Biking from Yangshuo to Yima Village, Chinese Cooking Class
The first day tour is combining with one outdoor activities of countryside cycling and one china special experience of Chinese cooking learning. As for the weather will be sunny today, we decided to bike in the morning and learning cooking in the afternoon.
Yangshuo to Yima is one of the most popular cycling routs, we rent a bike form West Street and start our trip from here, follow the direction by the way to Guilin, stop by a petro station, cross the street to the other side of small alley, this is the way to Yima Village, riding along the path ahead by half an hour, some of the clay-house represent at the both side on the way, it must be Yima, this is a ancient village with 600 years history, ¡°Ma ¡±in Chinese horse, it taking after the hill right in the entrance of village call horse hill. We stop by a famers house which located in the end of village, the house lay out by brown brick, with jargon and phoenix on the top roof, the household is so friendly waving hand tell us come in for visit. We park our bike in the yard and expected to see what is the real Chinese farmer¡¯s house look like. When step inside, a square patio is right in the middle, inside the house design as one living room with 2 bedroom at the side, an old man picture hanging up at the scarify table, the household told us the man in the picture is their ancestor, he is a great general in Qing Dynasty, the Qing emperor build this house for him when he retire and back for home to appreciate his great work. Now we are understand why this house looks bigger and so magnificent compare other building in this village.
In China, we have notice that you have to bring some gift when visit other family, we do not bring anything for gift today so we left 20 Yuan for gift and fell our apology to interrupt them, we move forward for our cycling rip, the rice paddies are just grown, the lovely mountains are so close to us and endless range further down. the whole trip takes 3 hour to come back to Yangshuo.
The afternoon is a Chinese Cooking Class, a great Chinese culinary experience. . we first meet teacher in the restaurant, where we will have class here, she side to learn Chinese cooking first you must go to local farmer¡¯s market to see what we use to cook, local people come here everyday to buy fresh food, the vegetables meats and even live chicken, ducks and fish all you can buy in the big market, after come back from market, we start to prepare the ingredients, today we have three dishes to cook, under the teacher¡¯s instruction, we learning from chopping, heating control and to seasoning food, after all dishes done, we are arrange to seat in the restaurant table and enjoy our labor of fruit today.
Day 2Our Today's Activities: Xingping Ancient Town
As we have an lovely experience for the fist day in Yangsho, next day we will visit a different place- Xingping Ancient Town, where outside Yangshuo town about 1 hour drive, our driver left us in the entrance of ancient street, we waling to visit this ancient street, it makes full of old and traditional atmosphere, the house all in the same design with brown bricks, the lay out by two floors. We look it inside, the first floor use for meeting friends and relatives, middle of house have a courtyard, and kitchen on the back, second floor is use for sleep, because we can see the washed cloth all hanging outside the top window, base on the information we have, the villagers here is live on fishing in the past time, due to the location facilitate, it lay on the bank of Li River, but now most of the house only can see the older people and small child, someone told us the young generation are all work in Yangshuo or to the big cities to make more money, fishing is not the only way they making money any more.. we continue walk down to the riverside, the beautiful Li River and surrounding mountains represent in front, if you move forward by 20 minutes, you will see the same scenery of 20 Yuan picture background. After the town, we have to go to Guilin Airport to catch our flight to next destination.
We will never forget these two days Yangshuo Tour, China is vast but all are different, we believe that after Yangshuo tour will enrich our knowledge about Chinese Culture or even more aspect.