Just before we got to the rice terraces--this was tea planted in the terraces:
Our first views of the rice terraces:
The first part of the hike was easy:
View over the valley
Working in the terraces:
David crossing a bamboo bridge along the way:
Steep stone stairs:
Old tomb along the trail, decorated for the annual Tomb Sweeping Festival
Here we are--hiking along!
The trail looked like this for most of the hike:
Carrying a load down those steep and slippery, wet steps:
This old woman was making sisal (?) sandals--they did not look very comfortable!
Beautiful Yao woman in her shop along the tiny lane. She was working on some gorgeous embroidery.
Looking down the narrow "street" (the only traffic is horses and people!)
Corn hanging to dry in front of a house:
Sedan chair used to haul tourists up the mountain if they can't (or won't!) hike in:
This young man was steaming a rice mixture in these bamboo tubes:
Block of pressed tea:
View from our lunch table--the old and the new: Poster of Mao and a computer monitor!
Looking out over the village:
PingAn Village school:
Horse walking down the "street" in PingAn
The man led the horse down these stairs--the horse DID NOT want to go!
Snake wine at a small "bar" in PingAn--no, we didn't have any!
Just outside the same bar--the next victim waiting to be brewed up?
Yao woman in PingAn--she was so sweet!
David and his new girlfriend--she wanted him to put the hat on!
Chili peppers for sale:
Back down those steep steps!
Horse and stable:
Mao woman hiking back to PingAn after working in the rice terraces:
One last look of the beautiful Longshen rice terraces: