Travel Report: Nanpuxi Reservoir – Taishun County, China.

Nanpuxi Reservoir Taishun County China.

November 2017. “Wow!” I exclaimed suddenly, as our little smart car turned a corner onto a narrow stone bridge. We’d been driving through the heart of Taishun County on the way to Nanpuxi Scenic Park when this majestic reservoir came into view. So we pulled up to the side of the bridge, got out and said “wow!” several dozen times. Consulting her map, Amy hmmd and mmmd for a while before announcing that we’d arrived at Nanpuxi Reservoir. Can you spot the plant farmer?

Farmer Nanpuxi Reservoir Taishun County China.
Nanpuxi Reservoir, Taishun County.

November 2017.  The multicoloured strips in Nanpuxi Reservoir were in fact a plant and flower farm presided over by a single worker that day. Not bad at all as far as workplaces go!

Old man Nanpuxi Reservoir Taishun County China.
Old man gazing out over Nanpuxi Reservoir, Taishun County.

November 2017. We weren’t alone in admiring Nanpuxi Reservoir that day. A little further down the bridge there was a local man stand-in’ doin’ nothin’, which proved to be an interesting alternative to my sittin’ doin’ nothin’ files. He asked Amy where I was from and when she told him he looked at me and kind of grimaced. 

Garden overlooking Nanpuxi Reservoir Taishun County China.
The Chinese garden overlooking Nanpuxi Reservoir.

November 2017. The old man might not have been much of a conversationalist, but he was keen to point us towards a tiny nearby garden where there was a stone gazebo. It was here, he assured us, that you could get the best views over Nanpuxi Reservoir. 

Visit Taishun County Zhejiang Province China.
Nanpuxi Reservoir, Taishun County.

November 2017. This was the view of Nanpuxi Reservoir from the other side of the bridge.

 

Taishun County Zhejiang Province China.
Nanpuxi Reservoir, Taishun County.

November 2017. Nanpuxi Reservoir actually extended much further than we’d originally thought. I ended up following its progress from the car window as we resumed our journey. But it wasn’t long before it had all but dried up, creating a beautifully desolate scene. To find out what happened next, have a look at my report from Nanpuxi Scenic Park.

Check out my other articles from around Taishun County.

For more on the region, have a look at my travel reports from around Zhejiang Province.

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