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A study in the decline (transformation) of rural China

Yangmei is a (old Chinese) traditional town (or a large village) located at the lower reaches of... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2014
Nafis A
Fun day trip from Nanning

If you're living in or visiting Nanning and want to do something different and get out of the city... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2014
Nanning, China
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13 Jun 2017
“Yangmei Town, not really Ancient”
22 Jun 2015
“Nothing special, unfortunately”
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Lijiang in Yunnan and Pingyao in Shanxi are the gold standards for ancient towns in China. About 20 years ago, looking to capitalize on this trend Yangmei was designated an ancient town by the Nanning government in an effort to boost tourism. Sadly, there's little...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank NanningAndy
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Well, i went to the city to see some authentic and ancient (obviously) parts. I did all the way from Nanning (about 2 .5-3 hours) and i was disappointed to see just another village. Not much to see. You can take a boat on the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Bar T
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Yangmei is a (old Chinese) traditional town (or a large village) located at the lower reaches of the Zuojiang River, about 35 kilometers from Nanning. With a history of more than a thousand years, it was built in Song dynasty, continued to prosper through the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Nafis A
Reviewed 29 June 2014

If you're living in or visiting Nanning and want to do something different and get out of the city for a day, Yang Mei is an excellent choice. The bus ride is extremely bumpy at the moment, though, so be warned! Don't try to take...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank Tauney
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Been there last week, it was amazing to see all this ancient buildings. There is hardly any commercial activities in the town, so that's what makes this place worth to travel. People there are very kind if you talk to them, they even invited me...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank Chiwei L
Reviewed 17 December 2013

I think there are two ways to get to Yangmei. We took the bus ride that didn't need to be on a boat ride. I visited Yangmei with my friend by taking a 1.5 hours drive directly into the town. It's RMB15 per person per...More

Date of experience: November 2013
4  Thank Ru Yi J
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Nanning is a new city and people are looking for their roots . During we or national holidays don't expect to be alone in this village which is @30kms from Nanning. Take in account that you will spend a whole day there as it is...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Yves B
Reviewed 3 May 2012

I took my dad from the states out to Yang Mei, an adventure for both of us, when he visited. We hired a taxi and saw more of the real Chinese countryside than we had expected. Lots of twisty roads, farms, water buffalo, and banana...More

1  Thank ndsino
Reviewed 5 August 2011

I went with my dad who was visiting from the US. We took a taxi to Yang Mei and I have to say the drive there was possibly better than the time there. It is a real live village where locals try to sell their...More

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