Beautiful Baiwan/美麗的白灣

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The land formation of Baiwan is similar to that of Gui Lin, both are limestone regions. Baiwan is therefore one of the four places in the world which possess this unique landscape. Nevertheless, its spectacular scenery does not attract the same attention as Gui Lin – one of the most popular sight-seeing places in China.  Baiwan is therefore an unexploited heaven for hikers. Even if you are not a fan of hiking, you will certainly admire the spectacular Milky Way in a clear sky at night.

白灣的地質和桂林相似,都是石灰岩地帶。事實上世界祗有四個地區擁有這樣獨特而美麗的地形。但這特別的地型並受到注意而加以發展,好像著名旅遊點桂林一樣。所以白灣正正是喜歡行山人士的未開發寶藏。就算你對行山沒有興趣,白灣在晴空夜晚的星河也必會令你難忘。

白湾的地质和桂林相似,都是石灰岩地带。事实上世界祗有四个地区拥有这样独特而美丽的地形。但这特别的地型并受到注意而加以发展,好象著名旅游点桂林一样。所以白湾正正是喜欢行山人士的未开发宝藏。就算你对行山没有兴趣,白湾在晴空夜晚的星河也必会令你难忘。

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You can visit the small villages scattered around the hills and attend the local market which is held every 5th and 10th of each month. Peasants from remote villages will sell their agricultural products in the market and take home rice and other essential household products.

你可以探訪分散在山上的村莊。每月的五日和十日是他們墟期,偏遠村莊的農民會把他們的農產品帶到市場上售賣,以換取白米和其他生活必需品。

你可以探访分散在山上的村庄。每月的五日和十日是他们墟期,偏远村庄的农民会把他们的农产品带到市场上售卖,以换取白米和其它生活必需品。

DSC09647If you are lucky, you may buy some organic beans and sweet corns which are free of genetic engineering. Bean curd sheets are one of the specialties of Bai Wan. The calcium-rich water there produces probably the most tasteful bean curd in the world. Don’t forget to order a dish of plain bean curd when you are there.

如果你幸運的話,你可以買到一些未經基因改告的有機黃豆和粟米。腐皮是白灣的其中一種特產。由於白灣的水質含有大量鈣質,當地出產的豆腐可能是世界上最美味的。當你有機會探訪白灣時,請勿忘記一試他們的清蒸白豆腐。

如果你幸运的话,你可以买到一些未经基因改告的有机黄豆和粟米。腐皮是白湾的其中一种特产。由于白湾的水质含有大量钙质,当地出产的豆腐可能是世界上最美味的。当你有机会探访白湾时,请勿忘记一试他们的清蒸白豆腐。

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The local guesthouses provide a clean bed and a hot shower. You can take a good rest at night which is around 25C even at the heat of summer. It is best to hike Bai Wan during November when the weather is dry and warm. A few days’ expenses in Bai Wan will only be a few hundred RMB and is ideal for budget travelers.

當地的旅館可以提供清潔的床舖和熱水浴。就算在夏天,晚間溫度都是在攝氏25度右左。每年十一月右左,白灣的天氣既和暖又乾燥,是遠足的最佳時間。人民幣數百元便足夠支付在白灣數天的消費,非常經濟。

当地的旅馆可以提供清洁的床铺和热水浴。就算在夏天,晚间温度都是在摄氏25度右左。每年十一月右左,白湾的天气既和暖又干燥,是远足的最佳时间。人民币数百元便足够支付在白湾数天的消费,非常经济。

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Usually, you can get a room at the guesthouses without advance booking except during the week when Island School students visit Bai Wan. They usually occupy almost every bed available in town!

通常在白灣都無需預訂住宿,除了當港島中學的學生探訪白灣時,因為他們通常會佔盡鎮上所有的宿位呢!

通常在白湾都无需预订住宿,除了当港岛中学的学生探访白湾时,因为他们通常会占尽镇上所有的宿位呢!