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May 26, 2006 - Sidetrip to "Little Guilin" - The Bingyu Valley

Lynn and I caught an early-morning bus from Dalian north to the town of Zhuanghe, then squeezed into a minibus headed for the Bingyu Valley. The Bingyu Valley's claim to fame is its rocky cliffs that rise up steeply from the river. The tourist trade calls it "Little Guilin" for its resemblance to the scenery in the real Guilin farther south. It's pretty, and it seems to be a popular day-trip destination for Dalian-ers. We went for a hike, walked under (yes, under) a dam, and huffed and puffed up one of the mountains. Back at our hotel,...

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Northeast China 2006