Travel Report: Xu Ao Di Village – Taishun County, China.

Xu Ao Di Village Taishun County China.

November 2017. My visit to Taishun County was a major highlight of my travels across southern China. I saw an array of ancient bridges, an abandoned temple, a stunning reservoir and an equally awesome three-tiered waterfall set in a remote forest-mountain park. Driving back to my Sixi Town hotel on that last evening and I […]

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Travel Report: Nanpuxi Scenic Park – Taishun County, China.

Nanpuxi Scenic Park Taishun County China.

November 2017. I’d started getting just a little concerned that we weren’t ever going to reach Nanpuxi Scenic Park. The GPS was going crazy as we tackled turn after hairpin turn on the narrow mountain road. But we needn’t have worried, because in the end the road simply stopped altogether right at the edge of […]

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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 […]

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Travel Report: Wenxing Bridge – Taishun County, China.

Visit Wenxing Bridge Taishun County China.

November 2017. Of all the bridges I saw during my trip to Taishun County, my favourite has to be Wenxing Bridge. Located deep in the arse end of nowhere on the edge of Xiaochun Village, Amy and I had inadvertently stumbled upon both Wenchong Bridge and Wenhong Bridge in the process of tracking this one down.

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Travel Report: Wenchong Bridge – Taishun County, China.

Wenchong Bridge Taishun County China.

November 2017. There are said to be around seven hundred covered wooden bridges scattered around Taishun County. But not all of them are as ancient or stunningly beautiful as Xi Dong Bridge, Beijian Bridge, nor indeed my favourite Wenxing Bridge. In fact, quite a few of the bridges I saw on that trip we simply […]

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Travel Report: Bao Family Ancestral Hall – Taishun County, China.

Bao Family Ancestral Hall Taishun County China.

November 2017. “Where are we going next?” I asked Amy, more than a little intrigued by the Magical Mystery Tour tone of the day. “Bao Ancestral Hall” she replied, running her finger across the little map we’d picked up from the hotel. “If I can find it”.  We’d just finished checking out the atmospheric Nanyang Bridge […]

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