Photo tour

China. Rice terraces and fishermen of the Li River.

Photo tour on Li river, China
China. Rice terraces and fishermen of the Li River.
China. Province and modernity.
Start: May 31, 2020, Guilin
End: June 7, 2020, Guilin

Guide: Dmitry Arkhipov
Price: 2540 (deposit 1000 €)
Early bird price (before 01.01.2020) 2400 €

Single supplement: 7
00 €.
Li river, the fisherman with his birds, photo tour to China
The fisherman on the Li River
The Li River is well known among photographers from all over the world for its exceptional landscapes. Karst mountains of incredible shapes frame a winding river. Fishermen, like thousands of years ago, take the fish with the help of tamed gannets sitting on small bamboo rafts. They turn this Guilin region into a real "Mecca" for photographers.

On the late spring, in the neighborhood of Guilin, there is an amazing event – rice fields are abundantly filled with water, and terraces look like long ribbons or chains hung on the slopes of the hills. Many photographers truly call these landscapes one of the most fantastic on Earth.
The fisherman with his birds on the Li River


Day 1 (May 31)

Meeting in Hong Kong and moving to Guilin

We meet at the railway station in the center of Hong Kong, where convenient high-speed trains depart to Guilin.

We check in to a comfortable hotel surrounded by picturesque limestone mountains and have dinner together.
Day 2 (June 1)

Dawn at the Xianggong mountain and sunset with fishermen.

Early in the morning we are going to our first shooting to one of the most beautiful places on the Li River - the Xianggong hill. Stone steps lead to the top of the mountain. It is easy to climb and takes about 20 minutes. If you wish you can hire porters to bring your photographic equipment.

In the afternoon we are having an excursion to the picturesque local market in the nearby town.

Evening shooting is planned on the river. We will have at least two hours in the best sunset time before dusk when we will take photos of fishermen and their hunting gannets.
Day 3 (June 2)

Sunrise on the river with the fishermen and sunset on the Cuiping mountain.

Before dawn we are taking photos of fishermen in a remote, picturesque location on the Li River.

In the afternoon we are planning to visit a traditional farmhouse, where we can take photos of locals' life scenes, which has not changed for several centuries.

Sunset shooting at the Cuiping mountain. Here the rays of the setting sun beautifully illuminate the surrounding fields and the junction of the two rivers. We wake up early in order to catch the best time. Steps built by locals lead to the top of the mountain.
Day 4 (June 3)

Dawn on the river with fishermen and sunset on the bridge.

At dawn, we are taking pictures of fishermen in another picture-postcard place on the Li river in Xinping Huangbu district, where we get by boat.

At sunset, we are taking pictures on the Gongnong bridge, which is only a few minutes drive from our hotel.
Day 5 (June 4)

Guilin and Longji rice terraces.

In the morning we are leaving Yangshuo and heading to the region of Guilin Huixian Wetland, where we will be taking photos of the old stone bridge, buffaloes and locals working in the fields. Early in the morning, there are no tourists, and we will have a good opportunity to make great pictures.

After the shooting, we are moving to the famous rice terraces of Longji. Travel time is 2-3 hours, depending on traffic.

Evening shooting is planned in a picturesque location of Pingan Village's Dragon's Back. At sunset, we are climbing to one of the most beautiful places with views of the rice terraces, where the shape of the fields resembles the dragon ridge.

After the shooting, we are going to one of the best hotels in the village of Longji, and porters will bring out stuff.
Day 6 (June 5)

Rice terraces and villages of small peoples.

We'll see the sunrise in Pingan village. There planned a small ascent at dawn, from where we can see beautiful views of the flooded rice terraces. At our disposal, there will be local residents in national costumes, who will work in the fields.

After shooting, we return for breakfast and then go to the Dazhai village, where a Yao family will be waiting for us. Here we can take photos of everyday scenes from peasants' life. After that, we are planning to visit another local village of Tiantouzhai.

Along the way, we can make beautiful shots of mountains and valleys with rice fields.
Day 7 (June 6)

Saying goodbye to Longji, Guilin.

After the dawn shooting and breakfast, we are climbing down. The road will lead us along a picturesque paved path.

Then we are going to Guilin, where in the evening you can walk along the shopping street and buy souvenirs.
Day 8 (June 7)

Guilin, way home.

After breakfast, you can go home.

And with those of you who continue our trip to Xiapu we go to the airport and fly to the beginning of the next photo tour.
Rice terraces on Li river in China
Panorama in Yangshou, Guilin, China
The banknote 20 yuan and the Li River
The Li River on the banknote 20 yuan
We will also take pictures of local fishermen. At sunset they sail on their bamboo boats, illuminating the way with gas lamps. We'll have the opportunity to make great shots.

One day early in the morning we will head to Five Finger Mountain (Wuzhi Mountain), 22 km from Yangshuo. Climbing the mountain takes about 20 minutes, from where we will take photos of karst peaks with the river in the foreground. This beautiful view is excellent in any weather.

We will also head to Xianggong Hill, the best place to observe sunsets on the Li River. In this place it bends like a horseshoe against the background of picturesque hills.
Yangshuo, The Li River, China
Karst mountains near Yangshuo, China
The Li River, China
Karst mountains near Yangshuo, China

* Transportation and transfers along the route
* Accommodation
* Excursions and guide services
* Breakfasts
* Photo consultation
* Porters in Pingan

* Tickets to Guilin
* Medical insurance
* Food except breakfasts
* Alcoholic beverages
* Porters during photo sessions
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