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Special Trip Photos - Wuyuan, April 3-5, 2010

At the beginning of April we did a special 3-day trip to Wuyuan County in Jiangxi Province. Wuyuan possesses great natural beauty, and is famous for gorgeous, vast fields of yellow rapeseed flowers, the main focus of this trip. Also in the area: Jingdezhen, the ‘Porcelain Capital’ of China; several ancient villages with well-preserved architecture; the Rainbow Bridge; and the Jiangling Mountains.

Below are a few of Huijie's photos from the trip. People based in Beijing will find the photos interesting, as the lifestyle and land of southern China is quite different to that in the north.

Group photo, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

Hikers and a giant old tree.

Riverside, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

Washing up by the river in one of the ancient villages.

Fields of flowers, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

Walking through the fields of flowers.

Flower in a village, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

A scene from the streets of one of the villages we visited.

Kids, man, water buffalo, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

A group of kids with a farmer and water buffalo.

Village and river, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

Many of the villages we visited were sited close to rivers.

Fields of flowers, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

We strolled through the fields of flowers that surrounded the villages.

Flowers, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5
Farmer and fields, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

A villager walks by the fields, carrying a heavy load.

Young water buffalo, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

In Beijing, we the animal we see used most to assist on farms is the donkey; in Wuyuan it was the water buffalo.

Fields of flowers, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

The dirt road between villages was bordered by fields of flowers.

Village in the valley, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

We hiked up into the hills to get a view of the village and surrounding fields.

Bridge over water, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

One of the many beautiful scenes in the area.

Stepping stones, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

A stepping stone river crossing.

Bucket of food, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

One of the dishes we tried out on the trip.

Kid in a bucket, Beijing Hikers Wuyuan Sea of Flowers trip, 2010/04/3-5

This youngster was stowed in a steaming-barrel to prevent potential mischievousness. Normally used for steaming food, the barrels are sometimes used during winter to keep the kids warm.

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