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Shangrila Park, Yangshuo


Shangri-La Park Yangshuo

Yangshuo Shangri-La Park or Shiwaitaoyuan in pinyin. It is a 4 A scenic spot in Yangshuo. The direct translation of The Peach Field Out of This World in Chinese. It came from an Ancient Chinese poem. The writer Tao Qian lived in Jin Dynasty, some 1700 years ago. In his poem, he depicted a community of people who lived in harmony and surrounded by stunning scenery only seen in the paintings, an utopian to some extend. Although the actual village of his writing is never known, the word ShiWaiTaoYuan has become the synonym for the generations to search for, a place for the most livable village in China. A village 10 km out of YangShuo claims that it is such a place.

YangShuo is known for its beautiful mountains, lush green and running river. There is a Chinese saying that the best scenery in China is in Guilin that is until you see YangShuo. Meaning the scenery in YangShuo is even better than Guilin. The small village 20km out of YangShuo has all the beautiful surrounding as YangShuo without the typical problems of the city. That is why it is called the ShiWaiTaoYuan and claimed to be the best livable small village in China. The place is currently been developed as a tourist attraction and yet the villagers still maintain the same peaceful life style that they had enjoyed for thousands of years.

Visitors can enjoy the green ambient decorated by thick vegetations and colorful flowers. Visitors can also watch some local folk dance performance from the boat. The dance is shown at the stages by the river back. These shows are well designed as the boat zoomed across water for visitors to enjoy the show.

You can visit the guest house after the boat trip. The guest house was very well designed to blend the local architecture and the surrounding rice field. From the upper level of the guest house, one can see the local villagers farming with the backdrop of the famous landmark such as the BiJa Mountain. Visitors can have an up close and personal view of the artistry work done by the local artisans. They can also buy these beautiful pieces such as weaving cloth and the colorful costumes of the local minority people.

In east, Shangri-La means ideal living place, equaling to the Elysium or heaven in west countries. The perfectionist have been deadly looking for or establishing his/her own Shangri-La.

Shangri-La Park is located not far away Yangshuo (by bus about ten minutes) along Guiyang highway. The following areas are available for your sightseeing: Natural landscapes (silent watercourse, natural cave, old tree and colorful peachtreesetc.) Primitive tribes ( greeting guests, sacrifice, hunting, dancing and singing). Folks customers (the folks performances of Miao, Yao, Dong, Zhuang minorities).Building show (Gathering the micro-buildings of Guangxi minorities and nationalities' totems)

You can take a bus from YangShuo and stay in the village for about 1.5 hours. It is a place worthy to see in YangShuo. The scenery, the service, the location, the historical significance, the culture display, the transportation and infrastructure are all good.

Shangrila Park, Yangshuo
Shangrila Park, Yangshuo


Edited by Bruce Photograph taken by Mr. Lin Wenhong
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