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“A nice outing”
Review of Fuli Ancient Town

Fuli Ancient Town
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US$37.37*
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1-Day Yangshuo Chinese Culture and Bicycle Tour
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The 5 of us went on a market day. We went to the Yangshuo bus station and ended up taking a whole van / mini-bus for RMB30. On the return trip, we shared with 9 other people and paid RMB3 each.

We were dropped off along the main road where it looked quite new and ordinary. Had to walk several hundred metres towards the river to get to the "ancient town". There was a temple by the river dedicated to Ma Tzu, goddess of the sea. Next to it was a surprisingly modern toilet with auto-sensor flush and taps! Guess they expect tourists who mostly arrive by boat. Only 1 main street in the old town with shops selling antiques, paintings, fans and other souvenirs for tourists. However, the walk to it and back was interesting too and provided many photo opportunities.

We dropped by the market and bought some fruits - oranges and pomegranates. The latter were juicy and quite sweet.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

the village of Fuli on the Li river downstream from Yangshuo catches our attention. It is described has having narrow cobblestone streets with worthwhile temples. Many old house have been covered with ugly bricks. The bank of the river is encumbered by what seems to be a gravel factory?. We do come across a lonely temple and a lovely corner of the village away from the tourist trade. The town specializes in hand painted fans and scrolls. some are very nice. let yourself be tempted.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

For this one, I'll keep to bullet points of what we saw:

* random guy selling surgical gloves, who blew one up like a balloon for all to see
* big open-air market full of household/clothing items/food -- very crowded and a bit dirty
* big open food area with food stalls, many of which are best for the adventurous type! We ended up having rice noodles, and no one got sick
* saw a dentist office, which was basically one chair in a small, not-too-sanitary room
* found some FAN MAKERS, which was cool - some hand painted
* walked up and down some back streets and alleys, which seemed pretty local. If for nothing, it was a glimpse into people's neighborhoods.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We visited local Fuli local market by car on our way back from XinPing. You cannot get more local than this... They sell everything there.... Imagine my horror when we walked directly into poultry row... It was too late to turn back and somehow I didn't feel appropriate to put on masks that I am carrying in my backpack at all times...
Anyway, nothing happened - 2 weeks passed by already- the birds were very well kept, cages not crouded and clean...
We ended up getting local wild herbal teas - the ones we knew. We bring them from all over the world and then my husband (whom I call Tea Barrista) mixes them in the amazing tisannes... While enjoing them months later, our memories of the places come alive...
On Fuli market we were told by our guide they were collected in the mountains... Also some local tea which we didn't try yet- were advised it has bitter taste but it looked very interesting-rolled in needle form shape... This all for the cost of pennies....

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Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

Easy 20 minute drive east of Yangshuo. Interesting old buildings amongst some of the new, down the narrow lane ways.
River scene is spoilt by the building of the new dock but there are plenty of other places to get those shots.
Enjoyed watching the fan makers and visiting Peng family gallery.

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