Located in Guangdong province, Zhaoqing, a small scenic city featuring a wetland park and mountain nature reserve, makes for a great escape from the hectic and sprawling cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Craving for fresh air, and a reminder of nature, on the bus we went.
Actually, we took the train to Guangzhou where we stayed the night, explored the local cafe scene, and the next day caught the bus from Tianhe Bus Station and headed to Zhaoqing. First stop was Mount Dinghu.
Dinghu is located 20 minutes or so from Zhaoqing and the bus goes through the city on route to Zhaoqing, so off we hop. The bus stops at a public bus stop where we caught a local bus to the mountain nature reserve. After walking a little ways, grab a ticket at the gate we’re then onboard another bus which heads up the mountain to the ‘Nine Dragon Tripod’ aka giant three-legged bronze bowl that weighs 16 tonnes and stands about 6 meters high and 5 meters wide.