China Travel Photo of the Day: Windmills and weird rocks in Liu'ao

Culture | by Aimee Groom
Posted: October 9th, 2010 | Updated: July 25th, 2012 | Comments
Windmaill, Liu'ao A little known peninsula along the Fujian coast (about 2-3 hours drive south of Xiamen) is home to some of China's largest windfarms, outstanding beaches and incredible rock formations. Three large bays span the eastern side of the peninsula which culminates in a small town called Liu'ao. Along the length of each bay, a chain of windmills stand sentinel, turning in the wind while far below, farmers and fishermen go about their business. This image comes from the southernmost bay near Liu'ao. Known as the Abstract Art Gallery, the granite canyon and hillside has been eroded by the wind and the rain, leaving behind fantastical rock formations streaked with yellow and orange and filled with a combination of geometric and abstract patterns. For more on Liu'ao, its ancient city and surrounding coastline, check back soon for a full trip report on our camping and kite surfing escapades in the region over the recent October holiday.
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