November 20, 2015

Summer Vacation | China Trip 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Zhang Yimou’s Impression Dahongpao

China Travel

Day 9 of our Summer trip to China saw yet another blazing hot Summer day, and more hiking in the mountains of the Wuyi area for us! We took a car in the morning to a more remote corner of Wuyi to hike this huuuuge waterfall area. On the bright side we took a little tram up to the peak and only had to hike down, but it was still a long day of walking in the mountains. However we were treated to pretty spectacular nature views which was much less crowded than the easier to access areas of Wuyi. Well, it was still crowded, this is China of course, but still quieter than other areas of China! All photos taken with the Sony A7ii mirrorless camera and the 55mm f/1.8 and 16-35mm f/4 OSS lenses!

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

A bunch of waterfall photos that I took with the Sony A7ii! I used the Lee Filter Big Stopper to get the smooth water effect even in the middle of the day in Summer.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

More waterfalls! China’s natural beauty!

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Wuyi Mountain, typical scene

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Oh yeah, more tea tasting of course! We stopped by a tea house for another demonstration and tasting.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Click the “read more” link as usual to see the rest of the photos from Day 9 in China if you are reading this in the collapsed view! (If you see the following photos disregard this).

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Natural mountain backdrop for this presentation, really refreshing!

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Walking around the WuyiStar growing area outside of the tasting room.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Fresh tea growing in base of the Wuyi Mountain range.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Tea tea tea!

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Yep, more tea.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

This isa little Bed & Breakfast type resort that is still inside the Wuyi Mountain national park where you can enjoy small rooms in the peaceful mountain area and learn all about tea! They grow their own tea variety of course.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

More of the bed & breakfast tea research area in Wuyishan.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

At night we got tickets to Zhang Yimou’s “Impression Dahongpao 印象大红袍” which is the new hot ticket in town! You sit outside in a rotating stadium seating a la Disney and watch performances and light shows all around you as the seats rotate to each new set and back to tell the story of Dahongpao tea. Also it seems the main message of the show was for the viewers to get back to nature and step away from technology, it was very refreshing.

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

The light show was really well done, high production value! Recommended to check this out if you are ever in the Wuyi Mountain area!

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Summer Vacation Blog | China 2015 Day 9 | Wuyi Hiking Tea & Show

Tea tea tea! Tea is the central theme to the show since this is Wuyi Mountain. You can read more about Zhang Yimou’s Impression Dahongpao on CCTV here: http://english.cctv.com/program/cultureexpress/20100401/101361.shtml

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