A quaint little town with over 200 buildings dated from the Ming and Qing dynasties; it is heavily promoted as the most beautiful old town in China.
As I mentioned in my previous posting, the local delicacy in FengHuang is Ginger sweet, which tasted really good with the non-teeth-stickiness of malt sugar, the slight crunch of sesame seeds and an obvious tinge of spiciness! Not chilli hot but ginger hot!
An old lady from the Tujia minority.. Or was she from the Miao minority?
Since this ancient town has a big ratio of population from the Miao and Tujia minorities, you can easily find Miao and Tujia cuisines. Wild life cuisine seemed to be rather popular there as well; I can find golden pheasant, rabbits, snakes and even prairie dogs! I din try any since all most of them were too adorable to be eaten. Plus, they looked so pitiful…
A pedestrian bridge connecting two sides of the town. Walk bravely like the man (circle)!
Back to the town, one of the highlights for this charming old town is when night falls and the purpose built lights illuminate the centuries-old buildings, portraying them in an entirely different dimension that looked fake yet serenely beautiful. I was, however, quite disappointed that only a small area participated in the light-up; was expecting at least 75% of the town or at least the whole stretch of the river.