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China Photo Tour of Yellow Mountains and Guilin

Huangshan, The Yellow Mountains of Eastern China, have been an inspiration for artists for thousands of years. The amazing granite spires decorated in the beautiful forms of Pine Trees are often draped in low cloud, and it is these combinations that make the place so special. We will arrive 2 days after full moon, which, weather permitting, should allow for both Night Photography and the usual Sunrise and Sunsets. Rising in the darkness before dawn we will climb to high vantage points to await the coming day. With luck, low clouds will swirl below us, with the world of granite rising in jagged peaks around us. As the sun clears the horizon, the massive walls turn golden, pink and red as they react to the warming rays. The area is simply beautiful and awe-inspiring and in all the times we have been there, we have never left not feeling inspired and refreshed.

Guilin, Yangshuo and Xingping area - This unique landscape conjures up the true spirit of China, and has inspired Chinese artists for centuries, forming the core of their aesthetic culture. The splendid limestone karsts rise thousands of feet above the Li River Valley, creating layers of mystery as far as the eye can see. In the Spring time, humid air builds from the oncoming monsoon and morning fog is common, with the “sea of cloud” adding further layers of abstraction to this already stunning landscape. Of course, to get above the fog requires some effort to climb high on one of the karsts, but just rewards await those committed enough to make the steep ascent.

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