Waking up to a brand new day in Yunhe Rice Terraces

Waking up to a brand new day in Yunhe Rice Terraces

If you haven’t read the previous articles about Yunhe Rice Terraces, check out the articles that will open up the doors of a fairyland: On the way to Yunhe Rice Terraces and The Peaceful Clouds, Yunhe Rice Terraces.Don’t forget to come back to experience a new day in Yunhe Rice Terraces…

Catching the sunrise

Waking up to a brand new day with roosters crowing…4.30am..It was time to go out of the tent to catch the sunrise… Here is the view from Seven Star Pier…

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The sunrise in Yunhe Rice Terraces

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The sunrise in Yunhe Rice Terraces

I love listening to the nature when every creature starts to wake up and say “hey, good morning” to a new day in their own language…

You’ll see what I mean with this video…

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The sunrise in Yunhe Rice Terraces

We waited for the sun to come up…we waited and waited  and waited…but then thought that we weren’t gonna catch the sunrise as the sky was getting brighter and brighter…So I went back to the tent…After a while Nancy woke me up saying that the sun was coming up…I was running to the balcony after I got rid of the duvet that was wrapped around me in the tent…

Finally,here is the sun above the mountains…Love to see the sunshine coming through the clouds…

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The sunrise in Yunhe Rice Terraces

Let’s have a look at Kenggen Stone Village whether there were any eraly birds like we were…Nope, there was no action in the village…

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Stone Kenggen Village early in the morning

The sun was blocked by the clouds after a short while…

Look what I caught…What do you see in the picture below that doesn’t fit into the concept?

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The lovely lady spreading vegetable leaves

Yep, my tooth brush(haha)…I was on my way to the bathroom to brush my teeth when I saw this lady spreading some kind of vegetable leaves on the ground…

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Taking pictures while brushing my teeth

Ok, now we can focus on the lady…

The lovely lady spreading vegetable leaves

The lovely lady spreading vegetable leaves

Breakfast Time

This was our breakfast…The porridge and the leftovers of the chicken…

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Our breakfast

Look who was there to accompany us at breakfast?

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Little bird was having his breakfast too

And here was the magical moments…Peaceful clouds started to surround us…

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

I just loved it…

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Peaceful clouds

On the way back

We were on our way to the shuttle that was gonna take us to the bus terminal…I was constantly taking pictures!

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Peaceful clouds

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The houses on the hills

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

Here is another memorial stone on the hills…

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The memorial stone

The way that goes to Seven Star Pier and to Kenggen Stone Village…

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The way that goes to Seven Star Pier and Kenggen Stone Village

The other houses on the hills…

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The houses on the hills

Everywhere was green except the sky!

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Everywhere we looked was green except the sky

Here is our shuttle…

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Our shuttle

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On the way back

Again the popular flower in the countryside, in Chinese “Do Juan Hua” and Azalea in English…Take a closer look at the azalea

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The popular flower…”Do Juan Hua”in Chinese and “Azalea” in English

More peaceful clouds seen on the way…

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

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Peaceful clouds

At the end of this road a great view was waiting for us…

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On the way back

Magical Mountains

Here you go…Magical mountains…

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Magical mountains

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Magical mountains

This was our route…Doesn’t it look like go karting?

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Magical mountains

The problem was I wanted to stay here longer as we were on our way back to Shanghai…Hiking on the mountains, catching more sunrises…

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Magical mountains

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Magical mountains

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The houses on the hills

Deng Long – Chinese Red Lanterns

They are called “Deng long” in Chinese which are used to celebrate special occations and it is believed that they bring luck…Every China Town around the world is best known for their red lanterns. In the ancient years in lantern festivals, artists were competing against each other to make the most beautiful Chinese red lanterns…We saw a lot of Chinese red lanterns along the way…

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Deng Long – Chinese Red Lanterns

The little waterfall along the way…

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The little waterfall

This was the firt time that I realized the motorcycle in a “tuktuk”…

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The motorcycle in a tuktuk

The roofs of the houses in Yunhe County…Is this a big house or they just forgot to separate the roofs or maybe just a protection from the rain?

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The roofs of the houses in Yunhe County

China Timber Trade

China has been working so hard to build stuff for over 10 years…The buildings I’ve seen on the way, the ghost buildings…This is mind blowing…If you wonder how mind blowing it is? Bill Gates put it with numbers…

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Like the cement situation, it is also mind blowing for timber trade… China’s huge demand for timber to fuel its economic boom is driving illegal logging and contributing to the destruction of forests in Asia, a new enivironmental report says.

Here is one of the biggest timberyard in Yunhe County…

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The biggest timberland in Yunhe County

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The biggest timberland in Yunhe County

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The biggest timberland in Yunhe County

You can see this everywhere in China…Drying clothes on the street…

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Drying clothes on the street

Do you remember the holes on the kids’ pants…Here is another one…

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The pant that has a hole at the back for the kids

I am telling you, this is the best way to travel…

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The best way to travel

Again, drying clothes, this time beside the river…

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Drying the clothes beside the river

Cyclists we had seen in Kenggen Stone Village were on the road again…

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Cyclists hit the roads again

On the gate, it says “wooden toys”…

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The gate

Here is the downtown of Yunhe County

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The downtown of Yunhe County

The Sleeper Bus

Here is our bus but this bus is different than any other buses…

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The sleeper bus

The difference is this bus has beds. We were gonna travel with this sleeper bus…The best bus ever! It costs 70RMB per person and you can take this bus at Chongtou Town Bus Station. It leaves only in the mornings so better to check the departure time in advance. It takes 7 hours to arrive Shanghai.

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The sleeper bus

It was so comfortable!

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The sleeper bus

Here is my neighbor!

This bus even has a toilet! Can you believe that!!

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The sleeper bus

It started to rain again…I was lying on my bed and watching the rain from my window…

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The sleeper bus

The front row of the bus…

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The sleeper bus

More trains (slow&fast) will be on the way soon…

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The construction of the railways

Final thoughts on Yunhe Rice Terraces

Although Yunhe Rice Terraces was far away from Shanghai for a weekend get away trip, it was amazing and totally worth it…I’ll definitely come back here…

If you haven’t read the previous articles about Yunhe Rice Terraces, here is the way to teh Peaceful Clouds: On the way to Yunhe Rice Terraces and The Peaceful Clouds, Yunhe Rice Terraces.

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