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Supposedly he has invented a horse cart, a boat, clothing and even Chinese football. He improved the lives of ancient hunters by teaching them how to build shelters and to breed animals. The emergence of the Chinese nation is attributed to the legendary Yellow Emperor. For some, he is a fanciful legend, for some he was once a living hero. But I do not want to talk about him. I want to talk about the place where the Yellow Emperor achieved his immortality and from where he raised to the heavens. I want to talk about the Yellow Mountains.
It is 5 p.m. and we are at the Beijing station, just about to get on a night train. I know that we will get to Pingyao in Shanxi province at 5 a.m. and I am looking forward to it. Some of my friends are a little bit worried about this early arrival, but I know that they will appreciate it because the only time when somebody can experience a poetically quiet atmosphere in this beautiful ancient city is before 8 a.m. After this time, shops, restaurants and bars are taking over.
Writing about the Chinese Hobbiton is a big challenge for me. It is probably one of the most difficult articles I have ever written. Why? Because the power of it being frozen in time and the feeling of lost pride being so strong makes it my favorite place in all of China. Is it possible to describe it with words and some pictures? No, it is not. But it’s worth a try!
Pavel Dvorak jr. – interpreter, guide, photographer and bloger. China and Chinese language are my passions since childhood. I have started to study Chinese when I was fifteen years old, I have graduated Chinese studies in Czech Republic. I first came to China in 2009, I have been living in Shanghai since 2012.
address: Shanghai, China