05 Apr - After dumping our luggage into our room, we still had some time to kill before the sun sets. With the help of the 民宿 owner, we called a cab to explore the 华山咖啡大街, which is the only attraction around the area. 华山 is a small hill located near to the 民宿 we are staying in which is renowned for their coffee plantations. After the coffee beans are harvested, some of it is sold to the local shops nearby, hence the origination of 华山咖啡大街, where coffee based products are being sold.
The entrance to one of the many scenic walkway around the area
Another attraction around 华山 are the two hanging bridges called 小天梯与情人桥. This attraction was recently built a few years ago by the local government. However, I totally under estimate the effort that I have to put in to get to the attractions. Never did I foresee that I have to climb a long walk path up the hill slope to reach my destination.
The long way up...
Base of 小天梯 after walking for about 30 minutes
To reach 情人桥, you have to continue to climb up some more flights of stairs
情人桥, where only 2 people may pass at any one time
Passing the 情人桥, we continue our climb past the coffee plantations at the side in order to return to the main street.
Scenic view awaits us at the top of the hill
After the vigorous climb, we took a rest at this café when we returned to civilization
The coffee café entrance
Complete with a mini garden =)
Nice yummy dessert to reward us for the exercise earlier. Well... all slimming efforts down the drain =p
After we are done touring the 华山咖啡大街, we returned to 望民宿 to join up with the 民宿 owner who has kindly volunteered to bring us to the local night market. It was indeed an eye-opener to see so many food and activities concentrated in an area!