Thursday, January 5, 2017

Qing Yan Old Town in Guiyang

Where have you all been for the year-end vacation? I went to Guizhou Province in ROC for vacation, and the only thing I got to say is that you might want to reconsider twice to visit this area if you're not a fan of walking and climbing mountains, since it takes a lot of walking and climbing activity. LOLZ

My journey starts once I reached Guangzhou, then rushing to Southern Guangzhou Station to hop into the bullet train which can run for 500km/hr at maximum, to go to Guizhou Province first destination, Guiyang city.
Southern Guangzhou Station
Even though the country developed super fast throughout the year, but you gotta agree with me that they still got these undeveloped manner problem. They push you hard, they cut lines, they speak loud, and they don't apologize when they push you hard and hurt you, just like those Korean Ahjummas. >.<
The 500km/hour bullet train
They told me that this bullet train station in Guiyang city has just being built up and operated since 2014, which means it just been a year or two for them to have this quite convenient transportation. Still, it takes you around 6 hour from Guangzhou to Guiyang. =D

The first tourist attraction I went to when I reached Guiyang is called Huaxi Wetland, but since there's nothing special about it, I decided to give it a pass and won't share anything about it in my blog. I'll just go through the second attraction I visited, Qing Yan Old Town.

If you've ever been to Bukchon village in Seoul, then this place would give you the same vibe as it. Qing Yan Old Town is a hundred-year-old Old Town, which is still being preserved by the government up to today so that we can see some unique stuff here and there. It is said that in this old town, people used to live harmoniously one another even though they hold different religion. They are 5 types of religion, which are Buddhist, Taoist, Confucius, Moslem and Catholic in this region before though after China turn to communist, the government ruined the religious building built in this town area.
600 year old house
This house was built at least 600 years ago, and I must say that it's still quite well preserved up to today. Though, we cannot get into the house to see what's inside since it's being locked from the outside.
Walking through the stone pave down the road, you'll see more old houses, and some of them has an unlocked door, where they put some accessories to make it seems like some one is still occupying the houses. And you'll also get to see unused Buddhist and Taoist temple which is now being used as a place for the citizens to gather.
What's inside the old house?

One of the temple which is still preserved up to today
And even the restaurant around this area is still being designed just like how you see it in those ancient Chinese drama, wonder are they those people who come here wearing ancient clothing to eat and wonder around the area just like how Korean love to wear Hanbok and wonders around Bukchon area. LOLZ
The restaurant >.<
 And since we're in China, say hello to piggies~! ^^
 @ Seoucial / Inggrid Ng