GHENGIS FIREWORKS IN CHINA
A short video showing our latest firework trip to China and what we got up to
Our Latest trip to China All started off with us arriving at Heathrow to catch our fifteen-hour overnight flight to Hong Kong it was a very smooth flight.
Once landed we headed for the internal metro station and boarded a domestic flight to Changsha.
Upon arriving at our destination, we were greeted by some of our Chinese friends who then gave us a lift to our hotel In Liuyang. The journey took around an hour, but we finally arrived at The Yintian Hotel.
A day or two later we had some meetings in Foshan and Shenzhen to attend. So we boarded the bullet train and headed for Foshan near Guangzhou after a few hours there we went on the train once again and headed for Shenzhen after two successful meetings we traveled back to Liuyang.
The Total journey was over 3,000 miles and took just under 24 hours we were, to say the least shattered, and slept well that night.
The next day we decided to walk around Liuyang City and take in the sights sounds and culture. And of course sample some of the local food from the vast amount of street vendors. Which apart from the fireworks this is our favourite part of traveling to China.
The food market in Liuyang is a bustling place where something is always happening. And I was taken back by the amount of food and produce on offer here from Live fish, toads, rabbits, ducks, chickens to all types of meats and fruit and vegetables. The sounds and smells from the market will be something I will never forget. If you ever get a chance to go to a food market in China GO you won’t regret it.
That same evening we headed to the outskirts of the city to the Firework viewing point to watch some demos and other pyrotechnics. After watching the demos we traveled back into town to visit a trendy bar own by the infamous Two sisters. And as luck had it, she was singing that night she is a local celebrity and the people of Liuyang love to unwind after a hard days work by watching and listening to her sing.
After we left the bar, we were asked if we would like to join our Chinese friends on their annual pilgrimage to Hengshan Mountain Temple and Grand Temple of Mount Heng to pray for good health and prosperity in the next few days we happily agreed.
We set out for the Hengshan Mountains at 5 am in the morning. The journey took around 4 hours to reach the foot of the mountain which stands a staggering 4,229 feet above sea level. We then boarded a bus that took us up halfway.
Getting off the bus, we started our trek to the summit of Hengshan and the sacred Buddhist temple. The views on the way to the top were breathtaking you could see for miles around and the atmosphere was so tranquil and relaxed which make the long hike even more enjoyable.
The Temple at the summit of the Mountain was massive. Nothing like I expected, and the 360-degree view was unbelievable and honestly felt like you were on top of the world.
After we Descended the Mountain, we drove a short distance to the Grand Temple of Mount Heng. The complex is massive and very impressive the ornate buildings, and peaceful gardens are stunning.
Unfortunately, there is no footage from this or the other temple we visited after as we were asked not to film out of respect. But images can be found on google and some travel sites.
We spent the last day of our around Liuyang saying goodbye to friends and went to lunch at a Muslim noodle bar where they hand make the noodles when you order them. It is a physical job but amazing to watch, and the noodles were delicious you can see the video of them making the noodles by hand on our facebook page.
With our bellies full we headed to Changsha Airport to catch our Domestic flight into Hong Kong. Then boarded our plane and took off into the night heading back home.
The Trip to China was a great one, and we are already looking forward to the next one at the end of the year. Where we will be sourcing lots of new fireworks for the 2019 season.