Mom with the owner oif this old mansion!

Mom with the owner oif this old mansion!

One of the highlights of our cycling tour!!

One of the highlights of our cycling tour!!

If you are going to Yangshuo, you should definitely do a cycling tour through the breathtaking countryside. While on our cycling tour we all enjoyed the beautiful natural scenery and the fresh air. Its also the best way to learn about the life style of the local people and see what their residential houses look like. 

The whole valley of the Dragon River is amazing. The mountains, the fields, everything is so lush and green. About 8 kilometers from Yangshuo is the village of Jiuxian. Here with the mountains as a backdrop there is a whole set of old mansions and Qing Dynasty buildings around 300 years old.

The owners are the descendants of the original families

The owners are the descendants of the original families

Playing around with one of their swords

Playing around with one of their swords

The ancient villages and Karst limestone hills in Yangshuo attract thousands of travelers at home and abroad. In the villages, there are some well preserved big houses and mansions of wealthy families in the past. Many of them are well preserved and the descendants of the families are still living in them.

We were shown around one of these old mansions by the lovely owners. It was such an interesting and amazing experience, hearing about their family history and even learning a bit about the wonderful Chinese culture. 

Inside the mansion

Inside the mansion

Letting us all taste her home-made snake wine!

Letting us all taste her home-made snake wine!

Are you brave enough to drink this snake wine?

Are you brave enough to drink this snake wine?

Looking out over the small courtyard

Looking out over the small courtyard

The small courtyard of this majestic building was filled with beautiful details of their country lifestyle. It s a pity that some of the house are turning into runes but there are still lots in good condition that are definitely worth a visit. 

This peaceful countryside journey is the perfect escape from the boisterous urban cities of China. To cycle through the breathtaking scenery of Yangshuo should definitely be on everyone’s must-visit lists.

Lady sitting outside the house selling some souveniers.

Lady sitting outside the house selling some souveniers.

Some of the guys from our fabulous China Oddysey

Some of the guys from our fabulous China Oddysey