Villages above the clouds in Zhejiang

We visited two villages today, Chenjiapu (陈家铺) and Xikeng (西坑). Both are north of Songyang (松阳) and ‘touristified’ (for instance, Chenjiapu has a ‘design’ hotel & book store), but you can still see the original village in between the cafes & hotels, with lots of houses made of rammed earth (夯土).

Chenjiapu (陈家铺)

The freedom to blast fireworks, that’s one thing big cities don’t have.

Remnants of the slogan ‘吉祥如意’ (May all your dreams come true).

Xikeng (西坑)

The temple from the outside…

… and inside.