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Guilin, China.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 43hk, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    Had been feeling a little cooped up in HK recently so decided on a short 4 day break "up country" in Guanxi province around Guilin.

    Guilin and Yangshou are famous for the limestone bluffs and hills that rise vertically out of the plains and river valleys. While touristy there lots of things to do that avoid the main traps.

    We travelled light from HK with just hand luggage. Hired a driver most days to maximize time spent seeing stuff. This proved to be a must because the tour coaches stop for nothing, you either move out of the way or get flattened.

    The weather was terrible apart from an hour or two in the afternoon. One whole day was spent North of Guilin walking in the hills and mountains around Longji which are farmed in terraces by the Yao people.

    Gear used, GF1, 7-14mm Pana, 25mm PL and the 100-300 Pana.

    Feel free to browse the gallery.

    Guilin May 2012 - 100porcupines' Photos


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  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I recently got back from a couple of weeks in China (Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Qingdao, Dalian, Beijing, Hangzhou). The thought I had on the air quality was that the US is like watching High Def cable TV after experiencing snowy analog on rabbit ears for two weeks.

    I can post process a lot if it out of my pictures to make China's cities look better than it really was, but murky, even on a cloudless day, is as good as it ever got. I will say that it was a lot better than my last visit back in 2006, but there's still a very long way to go.
     
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I looked at your gallery - some excellent shots in there! The terrace farming is fascinating, such precise levels. Thanks for posting these.
     
  4. TDP

    TDP Guest

    That last shot is the most awesome-ness.
     
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    In China now ... Wenzhou to Shanghai today, get a couple days here, then off to Manila

    Wenzhou area is gorgeous, too bad it was raining.

    X2 on the haze/fog/smog