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The legendary Yellow Mountain in China

October 24, 2014
Huangshan, Anhui Province, China.

Photo: I. K. Lee

The Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) mountain range is one of the most famous areas in China and has long been an inspiration for art and literature. With its peculiar granite peaks, lush forests and great views from the top, it’s a very popular tourist destination. There’s a number of exciting paths that every hiker would love to take.

One of them leads to Buxian bridge, often called the Fairy Walking Bridge. It’s a picturesque construction between two giant granite peaks. It appears to be small, but the thought of how it was built is quite amazing.

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Photo on the left by David Wicks,
on the right by Konstantin Iagoudine

The trails to the Yellow Mountain attract a lot of tourists but can be quite extreme, as they cling to the rocks and might not be the best place if you’re afraid of heights. It’s absolutely worth it though: the peaks emerging from the clouds are a view that you’ll never forget.

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Photo: Pete T

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Photo: Ming Ge

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The colours and light of Asia photographed by Marcelo Castro

October 1, 2014
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Light Source – Bagan, Burma

Marcelo Castro is a travel photographer born and raised in Brasil, who tries to capture the physical and emotional nature of light. The light and colours of the world often affect our moods and Marcelo conveys his own feelings though photography. See some of his vibrant shots from Asia in this post and discover more on his website!

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Above Guangxi mountains – China

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Ancient Sunset – Burma

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Peaceful Mind – Bagan, Burma

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Longji Rice Terraces – China

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A cormorant fisherman – Guanxi, China

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Guilin – China

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Hong Kong as seen from Victoria Peak – China

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Traditional cormorant fishing – China