During my first National Day holiday in China, which is shortly after the Mid-Autumn Festival, I headed to Zhaoqing.

It’s a lesser known city not far from Guangzhou, which meant a longer and more uncomfortable bus ride from Shenzhen (really, why would the buses be nicer for the shorter trip to Guangzhou?).

The city is known for producing inkstones — and I saw some impressive ones with intricate designs being sold throughout the city. It’s also home to the Pabst brewery in China (I’ll have to write more about that another time).zhaoqing_CityWallTower

Zhaoqing still maintains its ancient city wall, which is a welcome sight in modern China. It’s not as impressive as the city wall of Xi’an, but it’s still part of the cultural tour of the city.


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