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Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

This mesmerising picture was taken in a remote corner of China, a half hour drive from the mountainous town of Yangshuo in Guangxi, a place that is truly far away from the beaten-track. The locals of Yangshuo are welcoming and infectiously cheerful, which is perhaps no surprise given the incredible scenery they wake up, work and fall asleep to. Yangshuo sunset Limestone mountains tower over the Li River and the fishermen who work the waters tirelessly still manage heart-warming grins when you pass them in the evenings. The serenity and beauty of this isolated spot can leave you awe-struck, this is authentic China as it should be experienced. Staying at the Yangshuo Secret Garden, and a show by Liu Sanjie with the setting sun as the backdrop only adds to the authenticity, fuelling the belief that only infinite pleasures can come from going off the tourist trail. Thank you to Jihane Sejai of Black Tomato for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. WOW, that photo is honestly incredible. I have never seen anything like it, It’s like the sky is on fire.

  2. That photo is absolutely stunning with colors that just don’t stop. It makes me long to visit the river. Thanks for reprinting it.

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