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China : Guìzhōu Shěng

4.9 km (3.0 miles) SSW of Qianxi, Guìzhōu, China
Approx. altitude: 1229 m (4032 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°S 74°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: A farmer Approaching riding his Ox #7: Rainer at the Confluence #8: Fresh Goat Meat on the Street of Qianxi #9: The City Qianxi #10: The Familie I stayed with in Zhongshan

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  27°N 106°E (visit #1)  

#1: The Confluence

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

11-Oct-2004 -- This is the 25th out of 29 confluence visits on our tour from Germany to China, the story continues from 27N 107E.

On the seventh biking day in Guizhou I started in a village named Zhongshan 20 km east of the Confluence. On the previous day, the daylight had faded when I reached Zhongshan and a hospitable family invited me to stay in their house. I also was heartily welcomed to share their hot-pot. They didn't have much space thus I had to share a bed with one of their sons.

The next morning I had an early start at 6 am and rode the remaining 20 km to the city Qianxi. Here, I enjoyed my breakfast, but didn't sample any goat-meat. From Qianxi it is just 4.6 km to the CP. I took a road towards Jinbi. At a remaining distance of 420 m, I passed a school on my left. Nearby I spotted a path, which took me directly to the confluence point.

The exact location turned out to be in a small rice field. The rice had recently been harvested so it was no problem to step on the field and get a zero reading at the GPS display. At the CP I heard school kids from the nearby school learning English by repeating sentences in harmony. After I had taken the pictures of the confluence, a farmer riding his bullock approached. I chatted a while with him, asking how the harvest was. He answered that it was not too bad this year. Then I asked him for a picture and we both went off in different directions. I rode back to Qianxi and continued my bike trip to Bijie and spent the night in a village named Gukai.

CP visit details:

  • Time at the CP: 10:30 a.m.
  • Duration: 1 h (until I was back on my route)
  • Distance of bike parking: 0 m
  • GPS height: 1190 m
  • Description: On a small rice patch in a valley, populated areas all around, scattered bamboo trees
  • Given Name: The Ox-Rider Confluence

Story continues at 27N 105E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: A farmer Approaching riding his Ox
#7: Rainer at the Confluence
#8: Fresh Goat Meat on the Street of Qianxi
#9: The City Qianxi
#10: The Familie I stayed with in Zhongshan
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