Fact: China is beautiful

My encounter with China was complicated, very. The three months in China was like riding a roller coaster for three months. I wrote about several unfortunate incidents in China (including Asian-Asian racism: Why Chinese people hate me, Top 5 worst travel moments), and also chanted how beautiful this country was (Tiger Leaping Gorge, Meeting panda bears for the first time, Hiking Emei Shan on foot).

I know, I am not the best spokesperson for the Chinese tourism industry, but I want to share the masculine scenery in China through this photo essay. Some photos are the ones I’ve already shared, some are new. Certainly, I didn’t see it all, but it was enough for me to gasp every time. Just like China we all know, there are some of the biggest monuments, and well-made highway to the top of the mountains. I can proudly say I visited all these places by foot and by bike. Mainly I spent time in Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi province.

Emei Shan
Hiking Emei Shan – Sichuan Province
Dragon Bridge in Yangshuo
Dragon Bridge in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province
Leshan Giant Buddha
The Giant Buddha in Leshan, Sichuan Province
Jianshui rice paddies
Rice paddies near Jianshui, Yunnan Province
Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang
Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang, Yunnan Province
Moon hill in Yangshuo
Moon hill in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province
View in Shaxi, Yunnan Province
Pinge, Sichuan Province
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province
Sunrise over Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province
Xinjie rice terraces
Xinjie rice terraces in Yunnan Province
Dramatic view of Yangshuo, Guanxi Province
Yangzhi river
Yangzhi River – three gorges


8 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Masculine Landscape of China”

  1. Great photos. China has been like a roller coaster for me too. I have a Chinese visa good until September but I just don’t know if I am ready to go back this year.

  2. Awesome photos. I have been to China for my honeymoon in 2006 and I think it was very different to what it is now post the Olympics. I loved it, but only got the chance to see four places. (Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Hong Kong) There is so much more to explore, especially the Yunnan province, and I love the look of the giant buddha. Looks absolutely incredible! Really makes me want to go back now!

  3. Just too freaking awesome! I love all these High definition photos from your travel! Looks increddible for the giant buddha! did you go using travel packages?

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