The world is filled with magnificent mountain ranges including the Rockies, Alps, Andes and Himalayas. No disrespect to those mighty peaks, but we’d like to shout-out to a less lofty region of the world where the ethereal limestone landscape seems right out of a fairytale or some Tolkien tome. Bucolic Yangshuo, in the Guangxi province of southern China, boasts the most unreal pointy pinnacles on the planet. These ancient karst mountains poke out of the surrounding paddies that surround the Li and Yulong rivers, making the region look like the whimsical drawing of a five-year-old child. It’s no wonder this scenery has inspired ancient Chinese poets, painters and dreamers throughout the centuries. Take a visual journey to Yangshuo and its magic mountains by watching this short video.
However, nothing compares to seeing the real thing in person.