Jianshui, Yunnan, China

After Guilin we flew west to Yunnan province, it was a mammoth day of travel, but we finally got to Jianshui in the evening (via a bus from Kunming). I’d chosen this town as a useful halfway point between Yuanyang and Kunming, and so it proved to be. In fact it was one of the most authentic and least commercial places during my whole China trip. We only spent two nights and one full day here, but got to see and shoot a lot, highlights being the Twin Dragon Bridge (one of the 9 oldest bridges in China), and the Confucian Temple. No one spoke any English, even the hotel, so at restaurants we had to point at either ingredients, or what other customers had ordered!

Chaoyang Gate, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Chaoyang Gate, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Street Scene, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Street Scene, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Street Scene, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Street Scene, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Chinese Lantern, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Chinese Lantern, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Gate to Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Gate to Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Incense sticks, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Incense sticks, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Lucky charm tokens, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Lucky charm tokens, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Ornate wooden doors, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Ornate wooden doors, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Bells, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Bells, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Dongwu Hall, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Dongwu Hall, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Dongwu Hall, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Dongwu Hall, Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Confucian Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Buddhist Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Buddhist Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Buddhist Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Buddhist Temple, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Local Musicians, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Local Musicians, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Local Musicians, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Local Musicians, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Portrait of Tai Chi Master at Twin Dragon Bridge, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Portrait of Tai Chi Master at Twin Dragon Bridge, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuanglong Qiao), Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge at sunset, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Twin Dragon Bridge at sunset, Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

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