My 5: Ling Shang Restaurant Village – Yongjia County, China.

Ling Shang Restaurant Village Yongjia County China

1. November 2017. Having spent the afternoon hiking around the wonderful Yongjia Shu Yuan National Park, I had naturally built up quite an appetite. I could have just gone to a local hole-in-the-wall and filled up on cheerful cheapness. But then I’d have been missing out on this wondrous four hundred year old restaurant village, […]

Read More

My 5: Xu Ao Di Village – Taishun County, China.

Xu Ao Di Village Taishun County Zhejiang province China

1. November 2017. My visit to Taishun County was a major highlight of my travels across southern china in 2017. 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 the last […]

Read More

My 5: Nanpuxi Scenic Park – Taishun County, China.

Nanpuxi Scenic Park Taishun County Zhejiang province China

1. November 2017. I’d started to get a little concerned that we weren’t even going to find the 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 […]

Read More

My 5: Wenxing Bridge – Taishun County, China.

Wenxing Bridge Taishun County Zhejiang province China

1. November 2017. The last of the six bridges I saw during my adventures around Taishun County was perhaps my favorite of them all! Located deep in the arse end of nowhere on the edge of Xiaochun Village, my travel buddy and I had inadvertently stumbled upon both Wenchong and Wenhong bridges while in the […]

Read More

My 5: Wenhong Bridge – Taishun County, China.

Wenhong Bridge Taishun County Zhejiang province China

1. November 2017. Not to be confused with its neighbor Wenchong Bridge, we happened across Wenhong Bridge whilst driving in search of Wenxing Bridge on the outskirts of Xiaochun Village. Confused? I know we were!!! 

Read More

My 5: Wenchong Bridge – Taishun County, China.

Wenchong Bridge Taishun County Zhejiang province China

1. 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 and Beijian bridges. We were driving from Sixi Town to Xiaochun Village looking for the highly recommended Wenxing Bridge when we stumbled upon […]

Read More

My 5: Nanyang Bridge – Taishun County, China.

Nanyang Bridge Taishun County Zhejiang province China

1. November 2017. Visitors to Tai Shun County’s Sixi Town can treat themselves to the sights of Xi Dong and Beijian, two of the region’s most impressive ancient wooden bridges. For most people that’s enough, but I’d gotten a real taste for bridge-hunting and was also keen to track down Nanyang, a third structure located […]

Read More