In the morning hotel pickup from Guilin or Yangshuo at 9:00am. Drive to Tianxing village, where is 30 km away from downtown Guilin and 75 km from the downtown Yangshuo. Here has an old poetic stone bridge with clean water flows beneath it. Big rice fields are surrounded by music rhythm-like skyline of limestone mountains,and presents photographers' ideal picture of idyllic countryside. A real local farmer dressed traditional farming costume and his tame water buffalo would act as your model. You are suggested bring a pair of slippers with you, for some enthusiastic photographers sometimes stepping into water to grasp the best angle, though there are dry land for stand.
Then at noon drive to Immortal Stand, at where you can see the best view of Li river,especially good for photographers to snatch the panorama view of an almost circle bending Li river, because of no other hills blocking your eyesight toward the Li river. The Immortal Stand is a rock platform prominent out from a high cliff, and with more than 158 meters' vertical gap to the river surface , very magical.
Then in the afternoon, drive to Xingping old town in Yangshuo county. Xingping scenery is a highlight part of the whole Li river , euphonious poems about Xingping never tide down from ancient time. At here a fisher and his cormorants will demonstrate different gestures and movements on the Li river where enshrouded in the sunset color, that scene reflecting the perfect combination of landscape and human being. He will cast fish net high and far into water, use oar beating water and use bamboo tobacco pipe smoking while he is resting on the bamboo raft, light up his fishing lantern...... many many movement he will do with his cormorants for professional photographers.
Key words in Xingping
Location: the Li river 20RMB note area (Xingping)
Time: approximately 16:30 -- 18:40 sunset time
prop: bamboo raft, paddle, cormorant birds, bamboo leaf hat, rain coat, lit-up fishing lamp, fish net, traditional fishman costume etc
Person: real local fishman with the rich experience cooperate with professional photographers, he understand what photographer want him to do and behave authentically
In the dark evening we drive back to Guilin hotel or Yangshuo hotel. An wonderful photographer tour ends.