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A RECOMMENDED ROAD TRIP around Guangdong (III)
    2014-12-22  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    AS Christmas and New Year get closer, it is time to plan another fun trip with families and friends. This holiday season, why not get in a car and

    tour around the province to experience the beautiful winter scenes

    in South China. This week, let’s set off to Xinfeng to

    explore the beauty of Hakka culture.

    Yunji Mountain, Xinfeng County

    Yunji Mountain, with its main peak rising more than 1,400 meters above sea level, has fresh air, clear creeks, spectacular waterfalls and exuberant greenery to offer. The source of the Xinfeng River flows out from the mountain. It is also home to protected animals such as the giant salamander and pangolin.

    The name “Yunji,” which means “clouds” and “woman’s hair worn in a bun,” respectively, is said to have come from a legend. A pretty girl in a nearby village did not want to marry a gang leader and fled into the wild. She shaved off her hair and threw it to the ground. Her hair turned into peaks and stopped her pursuers.

    Seen from afar, the peaks do resemble the shape of buns shrouded in clouds. On the stairs leading up to the mountain, there are waterfalls in three cascades measuring 180 meters. There are also boulders in the shapes of a dog, a turtle, a mother elephant and its calf and an eagle.

    After a long day of hiking and exploring in the mountain, there is a hot spring at the foot of the mountain.

    Freshly grown local vegetables and meat are recommended when visiting the mountain.

    Yuntianhai Hot Springs Resort, Kengjiao

    Township

    Covering an area of 267 hectares, the Yuntianhai Hot Springs Resort is one of the largest high-end hot spring resorts in Guangdong and features hot springs, a natural scenic area, entertainment venues and conference halls.

    It is the province’s first spa built in a mountain forest.

    There are more than 60 hot spring pools in the resort, offering various functions. All the facilities are imported from overseas countries and regions.

    The resort has more than 500 rooms, restaurants and bars.

    Local restaurants are recommended for those who want to experience traditional Hakka cuisines. Traditional local delicacies include tofu, fresh fish from the Xinfeng Reservoir, steamed chicken and roast lamb.

    Other recommended spa venues in the area also include Jiangyuan Spa Resort.

    Xinfeng County

    Xinfeng County is a small county with a long history. It was first established in 486 and is a home to the Hakka people.

    There are many historical sites and cultural relics in the county.

    Located in the west of the county, Canjundi is one of the most well-known historical sites in the county. Built in 1755, it is the best-preserved ancient residential house in the county. The house was built by Chen Dengfu, who used to be a government official during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. He saved Qianlong’s life in an accident, so Qianlong gave him the land as a reward. Covering an area of about 7 hectares, it has pools, mountains, gardens and more than 100 rooms.

    Other well-known sites include Xilian Temple and the Jiujingshibaxiang Round House.

    Local delicacies include Hakka-style tofu with pork stuffing, pork soup, duck stew, steamed chicken and fresh fruit.

    Transport: Drive to Xinfeng from Shenzhen via Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway, Jihe Expressway, Huizhou-Shenzhen Expressway, G205, G244 and G105.

    (Wang Yuanyuan)

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