The Bamboo Forests of Moganshan

I had an amazing opportunity to visit Moganshan 莫干山 over the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 中春节. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, there were spectacular views of seemingly endless bamboo forests, and they even had there brand of beer made from the fresh mountain spring water. Turned out to be one of the worst beers I’ve ever tried, but hey, when in Rome……

A group of us went out there on a church retreat, and it was a tremendously refreshing time to get out of the big city. Plus I got to practice with my Canon 20D! Here is the result:

If you have a chance to go, I’d highly recommend it, its just a short 3 hour jaunt out of Shanghai in nearby Zhejiang province. There’s hotels a plenty, and even a western style cafe/pub that is a perfect place to chill after hiking.


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