China Travel Photo of the Day: The bamboo covered slopes of Mogan Shan

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Posted: August 17th, 2010 | Updated: August 17th, 2010 | Comments

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Beloved by the population of Shanghai and Hangzhou, the bamboo forests of Mogan Shan are a just a few hours, and a world away from the sweltering big city heat.

It's still hot for sure, but the winding  paths, lush, green slopes and cool, leafy breezes make for a perfect summer escape. Its bamboo clad slopes have been a favorite summer getaway for the wealthy Chinese elite and foreign colonials since the early 19th century and these days, it continues to draw city-dwellers looking for some much needed weekend fresh air.

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