Li River RMB Yuan 20 scene

guilin li river 20 yuan

The famous Li River boat trip takes you down amazing limestone formations, one of which is depicted at the back of the RMB 20 (RM 10) bank note.

gui lin li river 20 yuan

It is exactly the same scene, minus the quaint little boat of course, which probably decided to stop plying the route after the influx of larger cruise ships filled with camera toting tourists. ;)

guilin li river rmb 20

Unfortunately, I set my ISO at 400, overexposing and ruining most of the Li Jiang photos. The ones that weren’t didn’t have the entire scene due to people unfamiliar with dSLRs adjusting the lens. *cries river of tears* Okay, that was an extremely bad pun even by my own standards. ;)

yuan 20 point

I have another backup cam which I used to take a proper photo but by that time we have passed the Yuan 20 place. I also look constipated in this picture.

The place is actually at Xingping, the Li River boat cruise takes you from Guilin to Yangshou. The limestone formations are called Karst formations, a very atas word which I had to Google to understand.

I got a mint copy of the RMB Yuan 20 bank note just for this trip and after my pose, a couple of domestic tourists asked to borrow mine to pose in the same way. Heh! Here’s what the RMB 20 note looks like at the back:

rmb 20

Compare it to the RMB Yuan 20 point on Li River!

rmb 20 guilin

It’s a good thing I paid RMB 10 (RM 5) for a laminated copy of the photo taken by the ship or I wouldn’t have a proper camwhore moment.
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46 thoughts on “Li River RMB Yuan 20 scene

  1. debbie: Yeah, some of them were okay, but most of them were ruined. T_T
    Can’t even salvage with Photoshop – the photos were saturated with light so there’s no detail. :(
    fresh: I forgot to change it back to 200 or even 100 coz I was taking photos of interiors before that. T_T
    Now everything is overexposed.
    Yup, the Li River is nice…very relaxing, if you ignore the tour guide. ;)
    ciki: Haha! There are sampans there but I went alone and I don’t think the ship would stop for me to hail one (none around the area at that time) and let me get into it while someone on the boats takes my photo. :)
    It would be nice though eh?
    I was rather hoping a sampan would float by but there are too many big tourist ships there now. :(
    chefmel: HAHAHA! Ya, just 3D/2N in China and I’m already turning into a true blue Chinaman. Now I just gotta learn how to spit in public. ;)
    Thanks Mel! :)
    M-Knight: Yeah, it’s a very scenic cruise! I love Li River. Not to be missed if you head down to Guilin. :)
    KY: Heh! Yeah, it was a horrible one. :)
    M-Knight: It’s pretty good eh? I enjoyed it too, even though it was a bit too touristy for my tastes but it’s the only way to go for the full Li River cruise since Guilin has become a tourist city. :)

  2. so cool bro. Damn, it’s so good to be a pimp. Going for a recruitment drive, all company paid expence. Can I join your company? You forgot to add “contoh” on the money, wah, you are a real rebel.

  3. Doesn’t your cam have auto-iso? Anyway yah worst thing you can do with a dSLR is overexpose because the data is completely lost, the sensor doesn’t capture anything except RGB255 which can’t be recovered. Always safer to underexpose on digital!
    BTW viewfinder should have exposure markers too if your LCD still not working.

  4. eiling: Ya, then I won’t have that problem anymore. T_T
    EVo: Haha! When in Rome…oh wait, when in China, do as the Chinese do. ;)
    Heh! There was a breeze, it’s a nice autumn day. :)
    chrisblitz: Haha! Even if it did it’s only RM 10 and I have a spare one which is also new, courtesy of the Bank of China. =D
    Yup, the Li River is beautiful. :)
    rocket: Haha! What company? I spent 3k on this trip for just 3D/2N, most of it on a snake. :)
    You don’t need to add CONTOH for non full frontal bank notes and besides, it’s not like China is going to go after me. ;)
    ShaolinTiger: Yeah it does, I should have used that instead of doing it manually. It’s safer with my fucked up LCD screen.
    Thanks for the tip! I shall underexpose and check for exposure markers in the optical viewfinder. :)

  5. can you speak and understand mandarin? most of my frens not “dare” to travel to china yet because of the language! btw 3K for 3D2N is quite costly :p

  6. Dude did you get a haircut in China too? Very Chinak one, what happened to the hip “Fish Pizza” hairdo? You better not style your hair like this when you visit LA.

  7. cl: Yup, I can speak and understand but it’s very limited and I don’t know the more complicated words. China Chinese is also different from us – we substitute English words for words we don’t know, while over there, you can’t. Bit of a language barrier but I could still go and make myself understood.
    Yeah it’s quite expensive, most if it is coz of a snake I ate. :)
    e: Haha! It’s the very same haircut bro! This is what it looks like when I don’t use gel. The one in the Fish Pizza is the same haircut with gel used to spike it up.
    Makes a lot of difference eh? The no gel is the FOB look. ;)

  8. Vicky: Haha! Thanks for the kind comments. :)
    I know I’m damn fat already though. T_T
    Yup, Guilin is a nice scenic place, highly recommend Yangshou for an even more relaxing vacation (1 hour from Guilin). :)

  9. Spent money on a snake? Wah, your snake is very naughty lah. ha ha ha ha. I hope your snake was well looked after.
    Did you go to the supermart senimar? I hope you didn’t put your money in there, market worldwide just dropped 20%. Just wait for the market to turn aroudn and buy in and make a lot of $$. Don’t forget to chia me noodles.

  10. Simon Seow: It’s a very nice place but I recommend at least 6-7 days there for the full experience coz it has links to a lot of other provinces. :)
    rocket: Yup, but damn worth it despite it being 1k for a snake. :)
    The seminar is this weekend. :)
    Sure mate, if I win. T_T
    Jester: Hello Jestina! =D
    Haha! Yeah like they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do, so when I was in China, I did as the Chinese do. ;)
    Adaptation – the best trait of humanity. :)

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