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Dashuhua performance - Yu County CNY 2014 Overnighters, Part 2

Yu County CNY 2014 Overnighters, Part 2

During Chinese New Year we made several visits to see the festival action out in Yu County, Hebei Province.

In the area are several ancient towns and fortresses that fill up with performers and visitors during Chinese New Year, making it a very lively and interesting place to visit.

As well as traditional performances of opera, we also saw an evening performance of Dashuhua, where molten iron is flung against tall walls to create a shower of sparks!

Click through to see Part Two of the trip report!

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title2 - Yu County CNY 2014 Overnighters, Part 1

Yu County CNY 2014 Overnighters, Part 1

During Chinese New Year we made several visits to see the festival action out in Yu County, Hebei Province.

In the area are several ancient towns and fortresses that fill up with performers and visitors during Chinese New Year, making it a very lively and interesting place to visit.

As well as traditional performances of opera, we also saw an evening performance of Dashuhua, where molten iron is flung against tall walls to create a shower of sparks!

Click through to see Part One of the trip report!

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Tang Dynasty Caves and Longqingxia Ice Festival, 2014/02/08

Tang Dynasty Caves and Longqingxia Ice Festival, 2014/02/08

During winter, the Longqingxia park holds an ice festival that is a smaller scale version of the big ice festival in Harbin. To make a day of it, we first visited the Tang Dynasty Caves, a mysterious set of cave dwellings, and moved on to the ice festival after the sun went down.

Click through to see photos from the caves and the festival!

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, Yu County Ancient Towns and Fortresses overnight, 2014/02

Yu County Chinese New Year overnight trip photos

Hiker Chris N. took some great photos on our Chinese New Year overnight trip in Hebei’s Yu County, with shots of the old buildings and fortresses, street scenes, temple murals, and the special evening performance – click through to take a look!

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