Wednesday, 18 February 2009

FuFu Travel - Zhaoqing and Back to HK
Thursday - 01 . 01 . 2009


We had biscuit for our late breakfast.

We slept until 10am, took turn for the toilet, checked-out, and kept our baggage at the hotel before we left the city. If you had extra time for Zhaoqing, take a stroll along the West river (西江) and you will likely come across two attractions mentioned in most guide books that feature Zhaoqing.


Yuejiang Tower .


Yuejiang Tower (閱江樓), literally the River View Pavilion is one of the two oldest remaining structures in Zhaoqing. Originally known as the "Stone Temple", Yuejiang Tower was first constructed in the Ming Dynasty. In 1959, the tower became the museum and memorial hall of the old site of Ye Ting's Independent Regiment. With two stories, the tower covers area of courtyards, rockeries, a fishpond and a typical of ancient garden courtyard styled building.


The gift from the ex-President of China, Jiang Tsemin.


When it was still Kuomintang.


The Songtai (菘臺書院).

Part of the building was reconstructed into Songtai Academy (菘臺書院) and now it has a huge display of the inkstones made by the local artists.




The example of the Chinese ancient courtyard.



We saw a local restaurant while heading to our last destination. Our stomachs leaded us into the restaurant.


It's time to fill our stomachs.


Read the menu written on the board.


The view from the restaurant.


They planted vegetable and caught the river fishes, shrimps, etc.


The workers peeling, washing, cutting, etc by the river.


This restaurant has snakes, frogs, and other animals.


Jodie said those animals were stocked behind the restaurant.


The special menu real has everything. =.="


The sweet shrimp of West River (西江河蝦).


The yummy fish head tofu soup (芥菜魚頭豆腐湯).


The well roasted goose (深井燒鵝).


The fresh scallops (帶子).


The amazing pagoda i have ever seen.

Further down the riverbank is Chongxi Pagoda (崇禧塔), which is just about couples of minutes away from the restaurant. It was first constructed in the 10th year of the Wanli Reign Period of the Ming Dynasty (1582), 57.5 metres high, with nine stories.




Each story has eight angles, on which wind-bells are hung. When the wind blows, sounds of the bells are heard from all around. Legend has it that a pagoda built here could gather fortune and prosperity. There has not much of interest inside the building but it does have that view of the river.




After that, we back to the hotel and bought ticket back to Guangzhou by bus. The six days five nights trip was certainly a blast in part of Guangdong Province. We, nonetheless had plenty of unforgettable sweet memories in Guangzhou, Foshan, Xiqiao and Zhaoqing. Tonnes of pictures would be the evidence.



Both of us were damn tired except Jodie, she took these pictures!


We finally back to Guangzhou.

Overall, China has totally changed a lot compared i had imagined. From the smooth transportation to the magnificent natural sights and mouth-watering authentic local food, China indeed a great country worth you to spend money there.


The station of Guangzhou East.


There's plenty of people heading down to Shenzhen.


Waited ten minutes and we hopped on the train back to Shenzhen.

I am sure we will be able to gather and travel to some other places soon. This is because we will not let it stop that long. I am so looking forward to have heaps of fun with them again, as always!

58 comments:

迷迭香 said...

i heard the prawns are not very big... are they ?
they look big in ur pic though ~ ^_^

Bengbeng said...

i would love to have a pair of the chairs in the 7th pic for my home.

why is it even when i travel the ladies seem to claim they r tired etc but when the guys r tired, they seem to still have lots of energy e.g. take pics of guys sleeping :)

That My Goal said...

你终于写完了哦,
很长哦,
要看很久下
但也是值得的

Akira 思胜 said...

好好玩哦!
真想去呢!

alma said...

我昨天还在查找这个英文单词呢-biscuit~呵呵

*Anton* said...

You really should be paid to travel. Be a travel guide on Discovery network! ^_^

+Ant+

said...

每当看你的部落时,

只有羡慕还是羡慕~

我要赚很多很多的钱,

然后约你去旅行~

哈哈哈~~

Xjion89 said...

The pagoda is so so so amazing. Did u go up thre?

Mei-Wah said...

china prawns are like dried shrimp in malaysia - so small and expensive! :)

isaiah said...

how i wish i had the resources to travel like you. :)

Chin Weng 茶先生 said...

崇禧塔,好美。
这个po很阳光,没像前几个po这样“冷”(穿衣服的厚度)。

十六夜真人 said...

我想吃帶子
那個比較吸引我
哈哈

lcfu said...

迷迭香 : well, some of the shrimps are big =) very sweet


bengbeng : erm guess you gotta go to zhaoqing for the furniture! ok not, we still have some old furniture shops selling the chairs you looking for

erm...i have no idea! probably they had taken enough rest when they were tired


that my goal : 中國的寫完了
還有香港的哦 慢慢看 hihihi =)

lcfu said...

Akira 思胜 : 你一定有機會去得哦


alma : 哈哈哈 那麽的巧?世界很小


Anton : i really wish to work as a traveller =D but wonder how could i get the sponsorships, but my english is not good enough =(

lcfu said...

全 : 不要羡慕 努力讀書然後賺錢去玩
到是看看我的schedule 如果可以的話我也想去玩


xjion89 : didnt go out to the pagoda, need to rush back to hk =)


Mei-Wah : erm....very different with ours one! the shrimps there are pretty big =)

lcfu said...

isaiah : well you dont need that much money to travel in china =)


Chin Weng 茶先生 : 崇禧塔很壯觀
那天陽光普照 我們沒有穿外套


十六夜真人 : 你識貨 那個帶子真的很好吃

toto said...

崇禧塔,明朝的艺术展现,美哉!

lcfu said...

toto : 崇禧塔真的很高貴大方~~ 絕!

Reddie said...

how did you take those pics with all 3 of u? did you carry a tripod everywhere? IMHO, sugg to keep your wonderful pics in an online album. Picasa / Flickr wld be a good choice. With your kind of volume, maybe can cdr Picasa.

lcfu said...

Reddie : i didnt have tripod, but we did put our camera on the handrail, tables, or even on the floor of stairways, etc erm, i am putting them on facebook btw, picasa? dont wanna have so many account =D thanks for the info though... =)

even said...

大佬富!
其實當我有一日,
我有空閒可以盡情旅遊,
我一定以我祖國~中國為第一目標!^^

當我可以盡情暢遊中國,
才會以世界為目標!^0^

Mr.Ed said...

Ahha...so where is ur next station ahead...?

pui0219 said...

其實..森同JODIE都幾相襯WO~

艾旅 said...
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艾旅 said...

你的旅游照片拍得蛮好的,而且很有趣,有古迹的,有风景的,还有美食的……:-)

silentz_sy said...

這次的
好像比較郊外呢

我喜歡那陽光
不太刺眼
但溫暖

sock peng said...

看起来那边的海鲜很新鲜!!
不然怎么能清蒸!!

Kai and Baobei said...

我也在努力工作,希望可以和你一样到处去 ~ :) 存钱真难 (-_-)"

你真的玩得很细心哩,哈哈哈!

梦想罐头 said...

我很好奇,你做么每次都可以写得那么仔细?你是没到一个胜地,一个地方,一个国家都回立即做笔记???教我几招行吗?

~LeuMaS~ said...

u look so cute when u sleep :p

Shelyn said...

Blogs hopping and bumped into your site. Amazing man... you have been to so many places in the world!

小雪 said...

woo...好多照片!
你这里有我最喜欢的风景和食物照片
哈哈哈。。。。
期待你香港的报导~~

lcfu said...

even : 中國近香港 比較方便你去玩
語言都還可以 你一定要暢遊你的祖囯
中國很大 你也要慢慢享受每個地區的景色
希望你可以夢想成真 =)


Mr.Ed : my next target is 西藏 and 絲綢之路 =) before that wanna go to taiwan and korea...but i guess impossible =( anyway 西藏 and 絲綢之路 is good enough =)


pui : 我地應該將森同JODIE拉埋一起!!
不過森的要求很高~~ 同我一樣高

lcfu said...

艾旅 : 去旅行一定要看古迹還有风景的 當然也不可以少了美食的哦


silentz_sy : 我們都想看多一點的東西 但是要趕回香港,只好逗留半天,浪費了那麽好的天氣 那天有太陽藍天白雲真的很美 =)


sock peng : 他們在河邊種菜抓魚抓蝦的 很新鮮的哦 海鮮特別鮮甜 =)

lcfu said...

Kai and Baobei : 先苦後甜 你一定可以到處走的哦 我每一次去玩都是那麽的細心盡情的 =p


梦想罐头 : 有些是上網看的質料 大部分都是看會照片記回來的哦 可能我的記憶比較好吧 但是我也會寫日記的 然後有看會車票入門票等等 所以才可以記得這麽樣的清楚咯


leumas : hahhaa thanks =)

lcfu said...

shelyn : i am just another lucky guy in the world who managed to travel around =) yeah nice to see you here and do come often ok? i still have tonnes of places to put up here later =D


小雪 : hihihi 拍照片又不用錢的 爲何不拍多一點呢? 香港的報導一定會按時放上的 你要守候哦

3ugene said...

still the same comment.....china train more prettier than ours malaysia train +.= haha

[SK] said...

didn't take photo of that 麥香餅?? i'm interested to know what that is worr~~ :p

bearlim said...

really like the building there, hope i can be there one day.

嘉CacinG進 said...

scallops?!那是scallops嘛?啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊~好有口福咯!!! ><

HansonLi said...

很喜欢那个板上的menu
我之前过深圳的关卡时被扣留过
==
因为他们觉得我太像中国人了
可是在那之前过是没有问题的

Kikey Loo said...

the pagoda is very nice!

feline_Jodie said...

pui & fu:
我覺得我同大佬富襯d囉~哇哈哈~

其實當日是最陽光的一天,陽光刺眼得我常常要瞇著眼...所以天空才拍得這麼美:)
而且那天真的有點累...不過在車上反而睡不著==就偷了相機來拍他們~哈哈

海市蜃樓 said...

累累累,你地真係好累!

我又去了一趟中國囖!嘻嘻...

lcfu said...

3ugene : hihihi, yeah we are still way behind china in many parts!!


sk : didnt take picture of the biscuit!! as we just bought it while heading to the river... erm the shape is like the wife biscuit, but there are plenty of different kind of biscuits there, cant actually took all as we only but 2 =)


bearlim : yeah i like the chinese architecture too!! yoo...you will be there soon i guess

lcfu said...

嘉CacinG進 : 是scallops!那是新鮮的scallops哦 很鮮甜爽口 =)


hansonli : 但是每一天都有很多中國人從深圳去香港的 你的樣子可能有點... 或者你不幸運咯 hihihi


kikeyloo : well i say, nice architecture!! =)

lcfu said...

jodie : 同大佬富襯d ?? 小心比大佬富d fans 聽到! 不然你就會有麻煩 果日既太陽真係好猛 很溫暖 仿佛很高興的歡送我們

海市蜃樓 : 真的很累 但是還是值得的哦
玩的真的很開心

iruffcookiedough said...

call me along too!!!!

三吉 said...

I heard the prawn's taste very sweet...
haha...But i prefer the "fish head soup"...seem very delicious....

fufu said...

iruffcookiedough : ok sure will let you know, but wonder if you could travel with me or not... you busy man!


三吉 : fish head soup was awesome, i still remember the taste!! wow...i wanna go back there just for the soup =)

:: yvonne :: said...

helloooo.... i'm wondering, how come every time u can wrote those chinese sentence so "ngam" one? Ur mandarin is GENG!! haha XD

fufu said...

yvonne : well can you understand chinese? but i bet you dont know as my mandarin is damn so bad! those sentences with same number of chinese characters are very simple chinese =) if you ask those good at chinese, they know =D

Anonymous said...

记得我吩咐你的事情。(^-^)

男孩。

fufu said...

男孩 : 你神經病吖?

Nick said...

超级喜欢看你的部落格。
美食,景点,风土,民情,文化...外加帅哥,哈!不过认真的,看了就好像自己也身历其境,不用钱的旅行,赞!

fufu said...

Nick : 謝謝你的讚賞哦 希望你會多來哦
我會加油寫好我的部落的哦
還有拜托 留言去比較新的文章那裏可以嗎?
我也要多去吧生一趟吃海鮮~~ 你們要帶路哦

grace said...

你拍的照片真的很漂亮。。。
很好看的部落格,加油!

fufu said...

grace : 謝謝你的留言 如果你喜歡的話可以常來哦 也歡迎你留言給我 我會跟你們分享我的遊記的 =)