My Travel to China in 2008
Part1 ; Shanghai and HuangshanGo to the bottom of this page
I visited Shanghai after an interval of 5 years.
"Maglev"This time, I stayed at Shanghai only 1 hour. I tried a linear motor car(Maglev). This train carries us from Pudong airport to city only 8 minutes.
World Heritage Huangshan
The mountain is covering by cloud.
There are pine trees in Huangshan. I think these trees make Huangshan's view better. Clouds, blue sky, continuousness of mountains are beautiful, too.
I heard a phrase that "五岳帰来不看山,黄山帰来不看岳(WuYue GuiLai BuKan Shan,HuangShan GuiLai BuKan Yue)". Maybe this means as follows. If you go to and come back from "The 5 mountains", you have no need for seeing other mountains, but if you go to and come back from Huangshan, you have no need for seeing "The 5 mountains". Huangshan is so wonderful.
("The 5 mountains" are famous and beautiful 5 mountains in China.)
There are many hard workers in Huangshan! How heavy they carry! It's incredible.
Small villages in Anhui province and Tunxi districtOn this travel, I went to Hongcun(宏村), Xidi(西逓) and Nanpingcun(南屏村).
There are a lot of narrow streets.
Hongcun is a beautiful and small village. I like this famous pond "月塘". The plan of this village is very simple. I could easily recognize the main street (that is little wider than other streets) and commercial area in this village.
There was many dogs in this village.
This is the very famous Pailou(牌楼).
Can you find a "human's face" in this character?Xidi is larger than Hongcun. This village is sofisticated. City plan of this village is more complex than Hongcun. Then I can't recognise this village's structure on this time. This village has many cultural heritages. The famous Pailou is a monument of a person (his name is 胡文光) to be a bureaucrat. This Pailou is allowed to build by the emperor of Ming dynasty. There was 13 Pailous in this village. But because of the Culutural Revolution(文化大革命) by Mao Zedong, 12 Pailous were destroyed.
There is some old shrines in this village.
This dye works were used by a famous screenshot.
This village is very quiet. There are not so many travellers. It's comfortable for me. We can find "usual life" of people.
I think the blue clothes of that woman is similar to south western area's minorities' clothes.
"Don't take pictures of us!"(^o^)
There are pretty children and students in this village.
These are rices.
Ancient Street(老街)There are a lot of people and souvenir shops. These buildings are old styled. But much of those are restored in these days. This area's style of houses is very beautiful, especially the shape of roofs is feature. I'm very interested in these roofs.
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