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Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

In Brief: See a set of 30+ photos from a trip to hike the fields of flowers in Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province.

Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Hiking through the fields of flowers outside a village in Wuyuan.

We spent four days in Jiangxi Province, visiting southern-style ancient villages and hiking through their terraced fields of rapeseed flowers. The trip was timed for the flowering of the fields, and the scenery was beautiful indeed.

We finished the trip with a visit to Jingdezhen, Jiangxi’s capital, where we visited an ancient kiln museum, where porcelain wares have been made by expert artisans for centuries.

A canal runs through a village in Wuyuan - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

A canal runs through a village in Wuyuan.

Washing vegetables in the canal - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Washing vegetables in the canal.

We had a guided tour of the village, taking in the architectural highlights - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

We had a guided tour of the village, taking in the architectural highlights.

An abandoned house in the village - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

An abandoned house in the village.

Intricate wood-carvings - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Intricate wood-carvings.

Rapeseed flowering behind the village - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Rapeseed flowering behind the village.

Our youngest hiker in the midst of the flowers - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Our youngest hiker in the midst of the flowers.

We took a hike around the village - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

We took a hike around the village.

A villager and his water buffaloes in the fields - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

A villager and his water buffaloes in the fields.

Rows of tea bushes - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Rows of tea bushes.

Hiking over to the next village - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Hiking over to the next village.

Almost there - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Almost there.

Fields of flowers at the next village - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Fields of flowers at the next village.

Looking back down the valley - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Looking back down the valley.

A narrow trail over a hill - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

A narrow trail over a hill.

Local food – delicious! - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Local food – delicious!

The canal loops around this village in a horseshoe shape - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

The canal loops around this village in a horseshoe shape.

Uh-oh – they’re breaking out the baijiu! - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Uh-oh – they’re breaking out the baijiu!

The thousand-year-old Rainbow Bridge - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

The thousand-year-old Rainbow Bridge.

We saw a group on the stepping stones below - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

We saw a group on the stepping stones below.

We crossed too – don’t fall in! - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

We crossed too – don’t fall in!

More flowers - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

More flowers.

Painting - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Painting.

The bucket is heated from below, keeping the baby warm. The bucket also keeps the baby from getting up to mischief! - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

The bucket is heated from below, keeping the baby warm. The bucket also keeps the baby from getting up to mischief!

We took a hike in the Jiangling Mountains - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

We took a hike in the Jiangling Mountains.

Views from up in the hills - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Views from up in the hills.

Jiangling is where you find the most flowers: the flat land is full of fields, and the mountains are also terraced - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Jiangling is where you find the most flowers: the flat land is full of fields, and the mountains are also terraced.

In Jingdezhen we went for a look at the porcelain factory - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

In Jingdezhen we went for a look at the porcelain factory.

Drying the bowls before firing - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Drying the bowls before firing.

Painting on the glaze - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Painting on the glaze.

Carving decorations on the vases - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

Carving decorations on the vases.

An ancient kiln - Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, 2016/03

An ancient kiln.

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