Thursday, May 21, 2009
One thing I learn from my recent travel. Never go for sight seeing when it’s a public holiday. When I was in China earlier this month, it was actually a public holiday in their country. Imagine, all this people rushing and pushing you, just to be ahead to see the sight. The photo above is taken at Huaqing hot spring. The hot spring is located at the foothill of Lishan, about 35 kilometers east of the city Xi'an. Huaqing hot spring is famed for both its dainty spring scenery and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong (685-762) and his concubine Yang Guifei. Above everyone cramp into the room just too see some old and dry hot spring.
When the tourist attraction is full with people, it’s not easy and almost impossible to take a nice photo. Above photo, you can see a statue of Yang Gufei (which is not accurate). Yang Gufei is actually slightly overweight, a much sought-after quality at the time. Other than the emperor hot spring, the hot spring is also popular with patron like Chiang Kai-shek.
The Qin Terracotta Army Museum (also crowded with these terracotta army).