Yangshuo & Xingping: 3rd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th and 29th of the month
Fuli: 2nd, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th & 28th of the month
Baisha: 1st, 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th & 27th of the month
First introduced to the area around three hundred years ago at the end of the Ming Dynasty, this widely grown fruit is slightly larger than a western grapefruit. It also peels very easily and is much sweeter than a grapefruit. While they become ripe in October, try to choose an old tree for the very best tasting examples.
- Mandarin Oranges:
A local variety, favored in and around Baisha town, look for glowing colors and shiny rinds, especially when they come into season in November. They are about 1/2 the size of navel oranges
- Horse Chestnuts:
Anybody visiting Jin Bao Town during October is in for a very special surprise. Try them fresh, roasted in charcoal or perhaps stuffed into a succulent duck breast.
Westerners might find this fruit sickly sweet if eaten fresh. Alternatively wait until winter when your can try the pressed, sun-dried version which is much tastier. Also popular in traditional Chinese medicine as a natural cure for indigestion.
Local Crafts & Souvenirs:
Hand-painted, decorative fans are one of the most popular souvenirs to take home, The best place to find them is Fan Street in Fuli, where many local artisans specialize in this traditional art.
- Chinese Landscape Painting:
Yangshuo has always attracted painters and a very definitive style has evolved over the years. Beautiful watercolor scrolls are available nearly everywhere in Yangshuo Town.
- Embroidered Decorative Balls:
Widely popular in Japan where they are known as Temari, these delicate balls of thread actually originated in China. Sometimes made for ornamentation, the Zhuang people like to use them as love tokens
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