My Visit To Daxu Ancient Town (Part 3)

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, August 19, 2010 | Published in


Continued from Part 2

During my visit to Daxu Ancient Town, I visited a house that doubled up as a shop selling souvenirs and all sort of stuffs aimed at tourists.

I did not buy anything there but I think Jam bought a T Shirt. There were many expensive looking objects on display.

When I walked to the back of the house, I was awed by this beautiful scenery that greeted me!

The back exit faces the picturesque Li River! How nice!

After we left that house and walked along the paved stone road, we saw this outside a house.

Do you have any idea what that is? Animal poo? Haha! They were slightly bigger than the size of a fish ball. I think they were Chinese medicines but I was not sure.

After some time walking, we were invited into a house by an old lady. I was not too keen but curiosity got the better of me.

She showed us around the house. The picture above shows her describing about the carvings on the door. I was not too impressed. Haha!

As we were about to leave, she started to raise her voice. I was not good in Mandarin so I did not understand what she was trying to say and just ignored her. Apparently, she wanted payment for showing us around her house!

I searched my wallet but could not find a single 1 yuan note. The ones I had was 20 yuan or bigger. No way was I going to pay her 20 yuan! So I asked Jam for 1 yuan and paid her. She scolded even more after that! The reason was we paid her only 1 yuan! Hahaha!!

We left the place quickly with her angry voice trailing behind. I could not help chuckling.

Soon, we were approached by another lady. This time, it was a nice middle aged lady. She invited us for lunch at her home at Maozhou Island across the Li River. We were hungry so needless to say, we agreed and followed her!

To be continued ...


(93) Comments

  1. Monica said...


    August 19, 2010 at 3:36 AM
  2. Monica said...

    wow i love the beautiful scenery!

    hmm what's is that? animal poo? o.O

    August 19, 2010 at 3:42 AM
  3. Monica said...

    oh so nice of the middle aged lady who invited u guys for lunch at her home! :)

    August 19, 2010 at 3:46 AM
  4. M-Knight said...

    nice Li River scenery...

    August 19, 2010 at 7:24 AM
  5. Reanaclaire said...

    1yuan..cannot lar, Foong.. sure get scolding like that.. hahaha.. 20yuan is 10rm, right? hahaha.. u er.. nasib baik she didnt have any "cronies" lurking nearby..
    about the nicer lady, wahhh..u all dare to follow her back to her home for lunch? stranger wor? but men being men, not so worried, right?

    August 19, 2010 at 7:58 AM
  6. lina said...

    Yeee.... always following strange women around. No wonder kena scold after that! LOL

    August 19, 2010 at 8:24 AM
  7. lina said...

    The river scenery is very nice.

    How nice to wake up everyday to a scenery like that. :)

    August 19, 2010 at 8:25 AM
  8. lina said...

    If its Chinese medicine, it kinda reminds me of "makjun". :D

    August 19, 2010 at 8:27 AM
  9. Anonymous

    I don't like what the old lady did. That's one aspect I dislike about travelling. People ripping off tourists by purportedly showing you around and then asking for money.

    August 19, 2010 at 8:33 AM
  10. khengsiong said...

    Report the act of the old lady to the media in China...

    August 19, 2010 at 8:48 AM
  11. Caroline said...

    nice scenery at there! ok finally this post up! mwahaha

    August 19, 2010 at 9:01 AM
  12. Caroline said...

    LMAO! like that oso can! so bad la only 1 yuan! :P hahahahaha!!

    August 19, 2010 at 9:02 AM
  13. Caroline said...

    err actually dat one really look like animal poo!! hahaha

    August 19, 2010 at 9:03 AM
  14. wenn said...

    haha, one yuan..anyway, it's better than none at all. :)

    August 19, 2010 at 9:19 AM
  15. Isley Chang~ said...

    you should try and taste that round brown stuff and then let us know. hehe

    August 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  16. Bill said...

    Very nice place here and i like the pottery also. Great post foong.

    August 19, 2010 at 9:48 AM
  17. Che-Cheh said...

    This shop is like a house. Very nice.

    Woo if me eh... I won't pay that old lady. :P

    Wah lau you guys so easy one? Invite...then follow? What if the lady bring you to the mobster then rob you all leh? :P

    August 19, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  18. Big Boys Oven said...

    awesome phtos and the souviners look like a jewel! definitely expensive I think!

    August 19, 2010 at 10:39 AM
  19. iamthewitch said...

    Oh dear! The old lady so teruk! But I'm surprised you actually followed the next lady to her home for lunch!!! You just knew her right? :P

    August 19, 2010 at 12:34 PM
  20. iamthewitch said...

    Btw why so many ppl wanna offer you to show around their houses? :P LOL!

    August 19, 2010 at 12:34 PM
  21. iamthewitch said...

    Oh I just started a contest for Manhattan fish market on my blog.. following your top commentor style! Faster join! Hehehhee

    August 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM
  22. jam said...

    Okay, now I remember that old lady, haha!

    August 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM
  23. ladyviral said...

    They are like... poachers!

    LOL! Remind me to not acknowledge any of them if I ever go there :P

    August 19, 2010 at 12:41 PM
  24. Carol said...

    Nice scenery.I really feel every morning if I am able to see all those real beautiful scenery or course not in picture...

    August 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM
  25. HappySurfer said...

    What an awesome view the house has. The place must be cooling.

    Interesting sliding door of the lady's house though. Being solicited by a second lady? How much did you have to pay for that lunch, I wonder.

    Psst.. I like the recent short posts.

    August 19, 2010 at 1:29 PM
  26. Tekkaus said...

    So this is the 3rd post lar! Ok where's the old a~mah who scolded you?

    August 19, 2010 at 2:54 PM
  27. Tekkaus said... this house is called...a shop house lar?

    So this house is what they call tourist "trap". :p

    August 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    The items in the house look like antique...some are from western countries right?

    August 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    Indeed the scenery is very beautiful. :D The owner is so lucky.

    August 19, 2010 at 2:57 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    Hmm....animal poo? Could be. But they look more like the ferrero roche. :D

    August 19, 2010 at 2:59 PM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    That's why....curiosity kills! Sometimes....make you poorer. :p

    August 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    What? To see that lousy house you need to pay money? I will not even pay her a single yuan. :/

    August 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    War...after paying 1 yuan she still not satisfied. Hmmm...wicked old woman. That's why I don't want to go to China.

    August 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  34. Tekkaus said... later you guys will be duped by another lady? :p

    August 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  35. W.C said...

    Wow! beautiful pic. I think you have a great time there with lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

    My recent post:-

    August 19, 2010 at 9:14 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    monica, haha! Not animal poo but chinese medicine I think! So nice of the lady invite us for lunch? Must pay one, not free! LOL!

    August 19, 2010 at 10:33 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    M-Knight, yeah nice : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:33 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, I didn't even want to pay her 1 yuan if possible! Haha!

    Oh, we followed that middle aged lady to her home because it's quite common there. Before her, there was another lady also invited us but we didn't follow her because we wanted to walk around Daxu first : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:35 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    lina, where got always follow strange women around? Haha!!

    Yeah, very nice if can wake up to the Li River scenery!

    What is 'makjun'? How come I also don't know about this?

    August 19, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yeah I didn't like her at all. She should be thankful I paid her 1 yuan!!! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, report to the media? Too much hassle lah! I was there to enjoy my holidays! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:38 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    caroline, so bad? She scolded me sure pay 1 yuan only lah!! Haha!

    Yeah that looks like animal poo right? Haha!

    August 19, 2010 at 10:39 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    wenn, haha, yeah she should be thankful I pay her 1 yuan! Better than 0 yuan! LOL!

    August 19, 2010 at 10:39 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    isley chang, I won't dare to taste it! I might be arrested for stealing! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:40 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    bill, yes nice place. Thanks for dropping by! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:41 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, you won't pay that old lady? Haha! She would kill you! LOL!

    We were not easy lah. There were a few ladies there inviting tourists to stay in their homes and experience the rural lifestyle. It's common there : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:42 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    big boys oven, haha I didn't dare ask the price : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:43 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, haha it's common for people there to invite tourists to stay in their homes to experience rural lifestyle. So we did not feel ackward following the lady home : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:45 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    jam, haha now you remember eh? : D

    August 19, 2010 at 10:45 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, haha! Welcome back! Long time you didn't drop by here! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:46 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    carol, yes I love the scenery there! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:47 PM
  52. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    OK lah got your message loud and clear can read between the lines. Here's your 20yuan for all the pixz that you have posted in this entry, you wanna me to fax or email to you? hahaha...
    Nice snap shots of the places tQ.

    August 19, 2010 at 10:52 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes awesome view indeed. And yes, the house was cooling.

    How much we pay for the lunch? Will let you know about that in my next post so say tuned : )

    Glad you like the shorter post. I am aiming to shorten my posts because I know people have no time to read long posts. But I hope I can maintain it cos I have this habit of writing a lot of stuffs so need a little bit of self control there. LOL!

    August 19, 2010 at 10:52 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, not really a tourist trap - well at least to me, cos I didn't buy anything!

    Ferrero Roche? Hahahaha!! You must be kidding me!! LMAO!!

    Haha! I know you will pay her at least 5 yuan cos you have a kind heart : )

    No we were not duped by the next lady OK. You will read about that in my next post : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:55 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    W.C, yes I had a great time there! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:56 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    bananaz, haha I think you read between the lines wrongly. But if you want to send me 20 yuan, I welcome it by all means! : )

    August 19, 2010 at 10:58 PM
  57. Cloudia said...

    I love these shots, Foong. Look at the gourd hanging - good health!

    Today Bernard Foong opens his flagship store at Ala Moana Shopping Center here in Honolulu!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

    August 20, 2010 at 2:27 AM
  58. bluecrystaldude said...

    Hahaha! Greedy old lady! This is actually happen to me once. I was in Jakarta and as always, I am never a light traveler. So I was having difficulty to bring my luggages (with my 63rd year old uncle) from the airport to the taxi stand. This guy offered to "HELP" me carry the luggages. And then, after that he demanded a fee and start to yell when we ignored him.

    My uncle yell back at him and he starts calling in the pak polisi. Then that guy ran. It turned out to be some sort of syndicate running around in the airport at that time. Tsk tsk..

    Anyway, don't be too friendly to others in a foreign country. You never know what to expect :)

    August 20, 2010 at 8:29 AM
  59. bluecrystaldude said...

    By the way, I noticed that you're not linking my main blog here. Do you know I have my main blog (Hot Shit Form Here) up and running again? I am still haven't update My Little Black Pot (hopefully soon).

    Take care Foong! Have a nice weekend!

    August 20, 2010 at 8:31 AM
  60. fufu said...

    mother always tell me not to follow stranger especially eat stranger's food... lol j/k well cant wait to read your next post :)

    August 20, 2010 at 10:43 AM
  61. levian said...

    i think those round thing are teas.
    there is one type that they had to compress it into tight little balls,
    sometimes pie-like. :)

    August 20, 2010 at 2:57 PM
  62. Merryn said...

    u so jahat, middle aged lady u ikut.. old lady u give 1 yuan only!

    August 20, 2010 at 11:15 PM
  63. Merryn said...

    if young lady dunno what you'll DO! :P

    lol at via's ferrero roche!

    August 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM
  64. JRmy said...

    Lol, the grandma was really funny.

    August 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM
  65. Merryn said...

    i am really scared to go to china for the lack of good toilets around.. been there once and will never go again unless i bring along my portable loo!

    August 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM
  66. Suzanne said...

    The souvenirs are really nice. I must say that you had quite an unique experience at Daxcu ancient town as you were able to witness quite a lot of new things.

    August 21, 2010 at 12:21 PM
  67. [SK] said...

    hahaha, like i've expected, sure she will be asking for money, or else she will not be entertaining you guys..

    August 21, 2010 at 12:48 PM
  68. [SK] said...

    so what kind of animal poo are those?? did you try some of them?? hahaha..

    August 21, 2010 at 12:48 PM
  69. [SK] said...

    hey, BTW still how many more posts for this Daxu Ancient Town, before you move on to another post of your Guilin trip??

    August 21, 2010 at 12:49 PM
  70. [SK] said...

    so does that mean there's another trap set by the nice lady inviting you guys for lunch?? hahahahaha~~

    August 21, 2010 at 12:51 PM
  71. Ayie said...

    lol with the animal poo!

    that sure looks like oneof those ancient towns =P

    August 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  72. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Aha! So many things I missed during my MIA. I missed the first two parts of this post so I had to read it back.

    Oh, you shared to us a really nice place. Suddenly, I want to take a vacation and have a good travel.

    August 21, 2010 at 10:17 PM
  73. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh foong so sorry if i have'nt visiting you here lately... just quite busy ...
    i missed a lot of your post and really felt guilty about it..
    i think it doesn't look like an animal poof to me... i thought they were munchkins haha
    happy blogging

    August 22, 2010 at 1:05 AM
  74. eiling lim said...

    the brown round balls looked like Ferrero Rocher. Maybe chinese imitation of ferrero... hehe

    August 22, 2010 at 12:10 PM
  75. Mariuca said...

    I can't wait to go souvenir shopping on my vakasi! :D

    August 24, 2010 at 9:01 PM
  76. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    May I know the cruise will stop at Daxu Town for us to explore? How to catch the next cruise for the next journey?

    August 25, 2010 at 12:08 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    cloudia, haha! Yes the gourd hanging signifies good health! Who is Bernard Foong? Is he realted to me? LOL!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    bluecrystaldude, haha nice experience you had there!

    OK, will link your main blog soon : )

    August 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    fufu, but mother is wrong! LOL!!!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM
  80. foongpc said...

    levian, oh is it? Hmmm, interesting!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    vialentino, I can assure you theyu are not Ferrero Roche! LOL!!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM
  82. foongpc said...

    merryn, haha! If young lady I will ikut and give more than 1 yuan! LOL!!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    quirky-malaysia, funny? I thought she's being ridiculous! LOL!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    merryn, so far I did not encounter extremely dirty toilets in Guilin so i gotta thank my lucky stars! Haha

    August 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    suzanne, yes it was a great experience! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    SK, no I did not try those "animal poo"

    How many more posts? Haha! You will know soon!

    No it's no trap and we were quite wise : D

    August 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM
  87. foongpc said...

    ayie, yes ancient town indeed!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM
  88. foongpc said...

    ishmael, thanks for dropping by! Yes, you should go on a vacation! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, don't worry about it blue! What are munchkins btw?

    August 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM
  90. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, you are not the first person who said they look like Ferrero Roche! I can assure you they are not! Haha!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM
  91. foongpc said...

    mariuca, I'm sure you are looking forward to your coming vacation! : )

    August 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    handmade holiday gift ideas, what cruise? You mean the Li River Cruise? No, that won't stop at Daxu Town. You would have to go Daxu by land.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:18 PM
  93. Web Hosting Bangkok said...

    Hey! you haven't bought anything from the shop. That's strange. Then you could have given some more money to that old lady. Bye.

    September 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM