Explore rural China by bike

Follow photographer Tim Bird as he captures the mystical rural communities in Yangshuo County.

[↑] Bicycles, a traditional vehicle in rural China, are still a popular way to get around Yangshuo.

[↑] Locals from villages along the Li and Yulong rivers congregate on market day at Fuli.

[↑] Chilis of every conceivable size and strength are on sale in Fuli on market days.

[↑] Bamboo rafts floating on the Li and Yulong rivers come with or without your own personal song accompaniment.

[↑] Popular with foreign and Chinese visitors alike, the area remains home to rustic communities.

[↑] The ­verdant rice paddies and terraces characterise the landscape surrounding Yangshuo.


Text and photos Tim Bird


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