It's really summer recently, and on a sweaty early summer afternoon, people think of bayberry for no reason.
Little red tongtong one, so cute, is my first impression of bayberry.
In the small town of Jiangnan, you can often encounter one or two bayberry trees in the park, and the knot is dense, which makes people look forward to it, as the temperature rises day by day, the green hairy girl slowly grows into a tree of red fruits.
This process doesn't seem to be so unbearable even in the summer heat.
After living in the south for a long time, I found that summer can be bayberry flavored, sweet and sour.
And in Zhejiang there is a "hometown of bayberry", this small city really has a summer of bayberry flavor. In June, the air is full of sweet scents.
There are bayberry plums all over the mountains, one by one, clusters, round and full piled together, red and alluring, dazzling to the mouth, and even more happy.
The average summer temperature in the small town is only 23 degrees, there are not many people, there are mountains and waters and bayberry, and the summer is too free and happy.
Boundless green mountains, ice a watermelon in a clear stream, wash a basket of bayberry, and instantly reconcile with the boring summer.
Low-key, it hides the same summer from Miyazaki's manga, wonderful, vivid and full of childlike fun.
The sea of grass that exploded in a certain book before is here.
Facing the wind into an uninhabited meadow, the green sea of grass swaying with the wind, layered, rustling, you can see the huge windmill whistling and spinning, time seems to freeze, literature and art are beautiful.
There are no places of interest here, but there are scenery everywhere.
Dreamy and changeable mudflats, infinite scenery of mountains and rivers, leisurely and quiet ancient towns, ancient temples full of Zen. Walking slowly on this warm street, you can see the corners of the city and hear the voice of your heart.
It is also one of the happiest cities in China.
The slow rhythm, the quiet days, the endless old streets, the sunsets that can't get tired of watching, everywhere is full of human fireworks.
And when it comes to food, here is more of a voice.
Meatloaf noodles, salted baked potatoes, rice cake dumplings, brown sugar caramel, mouse sugar balls, pine flower balls, lantern cakes, frozen pu, sugar cakes, raw fried...
Snacks, a variety of carbs, charming small seafood... Even the CCTV program group was attracted to find taste.
This is the "first county of Zhejiang" Cixi, a sweet, cool, quiet and comfortable small city in Jiangnan.
A small town with an average temperature of 23 degrees
I really want to enter the cool summer of Cixi
The average temperature of Cixi in summer is only 23 degrees, which is a veritable summer and cool capital.
Hidden in the mountains, stepping on the brisk mountain breeze, touching the clear stream, and diving into the boundless greenery, you can embrace the way summer should be.
/ Zangyunxi /
"There are ancient temples in the mountains, and hidden clouds in the valley".
Zangyun Creek is an excellent original ancient road at the foot of Wulei Mountain, which is known as the "first ancient road in eastern Zhejiang".
Waterfalls, babbling streams, strange stones with staggered heights, intricate ancient trees, and amazing greenery, take a deep breath, and the whole person is in a good mood.
It's a great place to relax, with small bridges and flowing water, bamboo forest paths, full of life, walking slowly along the green path, and a free wind blowing in front of you.
/ Mt. Tochi /
This mountain, whose name sounds a bit strange, is an exclusive summer resort for Cixi people.
Here are mountains and trees, and waterfalls in the streams, full of wild fun.
The mountains and forests, streams, and tree shadows are pleasant, and the scenery along the way is unique, making people just want to empty their minds, walk slowly, and steal for half a day.
Along the trail, a cool mountain breeze blows in the mountains, bamboo leaves rustle, and clear springs clanging ensemble, making people inevitably sigh that "the mountains are a cool country"~
/ Shanglin Lake /
A walk on the shores of the mountain forest lake surrounded by mountains is also a unique summer experience in Cixi.
The scenery here is charming, the turquoise water is crystal clear, the lake is overgrown with grass, the surface of the lake is sparkling, and when you look up, the soft white clouds seem to be within reach, and the beauty is so beautiful that the heart treves.
To come to Shanglin Lake, it is natural to stop by the Yueyao Celadon Museum.
There is a Yueyao celadon with the same name as Jingdezhen ceramics, and from the selection of earthen blanks to glaze firing, the craftsmen here still insist on hand-firing, which has been passed down for thousands of years.
After spending an afternoon leisurely to experience the culture of craftsmen and the fun of handicrafts, time seems to suddenly slow down.
/ Pier /
Gangdun is the southernmost treasure secret of Cixi, hidden on the top of the deep mountain.
In summer, the sky is blue and cloudy, and a white windmill stands in the green of the mountains, like Miyazaki anime, too fresh, too beautiful.
Climbing up the stairs to the windmill, you can see the rolling mountains and the lively city, a gust of wind blows, there is an illusion of being far away from the world, and the mood instantly becomes better~
/ Yokogawa Plum River /
Escaping to the mountains to play in the river is the right way to open in summer, and Yokogawa Meixi is a good choice.
Hide in the mountains, touch the clear stream, ice a watermelon, wash a basket of bayberry, take a walk with friends in this small world and talk, and instantly reconcile with the boring summer.
Large beach Tu sunset windmills
The beautiful scenery of Cixi always lives up to expectations
The place with mountains and the sea is particularly fascinating.
Cixi is such a place: dreamy mudflats, spinning windmills, gentle sunsets, simple and charming, quiet and peaceful, it is truly a romantic collector.
/ Hangzhou Bay Bridge /
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is the longest cross-sea bridge in Zhejiang Province, with a total length of 36 kilometers.
It stretches from Jiaxing in the north to Cixi in the south, like a long rainbow on the clear blue sea, which is magnificent.
Driving on the bridge in the bright weather, opening the car window to empty your thoughts, on both sides of the vast blue sea, gusts of sea breeze blowing slowly, is the most hardcore romance here.
If you come to the bridge at sunrise, listen to the waves whisper in your ears, and look at the light-colored morning sunset at the junction of the sea and sky rolling the clouds frame by frame changing colors, it is too beautiful and feeling.
/ Shiyitang Road /
There is no blue sea on Shiyitang Road, only shallow beaches, but you can see the most beautiful sunset.
Waiting for a beautiful sunset on Eleventh Pond Road on a clear afternoon is probably one of the best experiences of your life.
In the distance, windmills whizz around in the pink sunset, and people leisurely catch mud snails on the shallow river embankment.
When you face the humid wind, step on the wet sand, and watch the faint orange sea merge with the sky, the romance and tenderness in front of you will really make you feel worthy of the world.
/ Zhengxu Reservoir /
Here is a beautiful tidal flat, with green rice paddies, dreamy windmills and stranded boats, and a large sea of sunflowers.
Whether you sit on the shore and watch the white windmills spin leisurely, or go barefoot to the beach to pick up small crabs, you are super happy.
Follow the silhouette of the old street of the ancient town
Travel through the long old days
Sometimes, I really want to go to the ancient town of Cixi for a few days.
The ancient town here retains the tradition and heritage of Jiangnan Water Town, but it has some more homely atmosphere, a super sense of life, and walking around is like entering a long old time.
/ Minghe Ancient Town /
Minghe Ancient Town in Cixi is known as "Hegao Scenic Saigusu".
Walking on the bluestone path of Minghe Ancient Town, you can see the scene of the bridge and water lingering and the shadows of the trees, which is indeed a bit like the charm of Jiangnan Water Town.
But unlike it, Minghe Ancient Town was built in the Tang Dynasty and has a history of thousands of years.
The courtyard courtyard, horse head wall, green tile roof, and horse building in the town, every detail carries a mottled time and long history, full of age and super fascinating.
It's full of slow, quaint cafes, Zen-filled Jinsenji Temple, and sparkling Baiyang Lake.
Walking deep into the ancient street, you can taste the taste of Cixi people when they were children~
Shredded radish cake, mouse sugar balls, rice cake dumplings, plum blossom cake, pine flower dumplings, cloud cakes, mochi, frozen pu... Everything is full of flavor.
/ Cicheng Ancient County /
The ancient county seat of Cicheng is the most well-preserved ancient town and is known as "the first ancient city in Jiangnan". ”
It has a history of 1200 years since the Tang Dynasty.
Walking on the streets full of charm of Cicheng, you will immediately indulge in the gray wall of the world and the earth, and you will be shocked to lose your soul.
Walking around, I saw the old county and Confucius temples, walked into a certain mansion, green plants, deep courtyards, and suddenly seemed to travel to ancient times and return to the original quiet slow life.
There are no bustling tourists or commercial shops and bars, just such a simple town, but enough to find inner peace.
/ Fangjia Hetou /
Fangjia Hetou is the only historical and cultural ancient village in Cixi.
Here the foothills are covered with ancient trees, and under the gray walls and black tiles are long, old paths. Mossy stone tiles, babbling streams, here are mottled imprints of time.
Walking at the head of the Fangjia River, the most moving thing is the full and warm atmosphere of fireworks.
Industrious and simple women wash by the river, old people over the age of old talk about homely things, opera crews babble, children run and play...
This scene makes people want to stay and live slowly for a few days, take a walk or drink a pot of tea.
From morning to night, in the carbs
Hiding the most lukewarm pyrotechnic gas in Cixi
The scenery of Cixi is amazing, and the food is even better.
There are many kinds of carbs from morning to night, and there are many kinds of snacks, almost step by step, meat patty noodles, brown sugar caramel, mouse sugar balls, rice cake dumplings, lamb bone porridge, raw fried, frozen pu, who can hold this...
/ Rice fritters /
The Cixi people's day begins with rice fritters and a bowl of mutton soy milk.
The ultra-porcelain rice balls wrap a crunchy and soft fritters, sprinkle some squeezed vegetables to enhance the flavor, and the chewing is filled with rich rice, noodles, oil and vegetables, smacking and touching the mouth, solid and delicious.
Carbohydrate still has to be paired with soy milk, order a bowl of mutton soy milk in the store, and the happiness of breakfast will not come.
Mix the mellow lamb granules, spring onions, soy sauce, etc. together, stir it and rinse it with piping hot soy milk, and drink it, the silky taste is mixed with the rich meat aroma, this wonderful combination is really love.
/ Meatloaf noodles /
A bowl of meatloaf noodles is the memory of the tip of the tongue of Cixi people from childhood to adulthood.
Their favorite thing is to eat the wide-sided alkaline noodles, and the soup is sandwiched with a chopstick and sent to the mouth, soft and strong.
After the meatloaf is crushed during the firing process, the aroma is scattered in the soup, and then drink the broth, which is light and light, not thick or salty, which is too in line with the taste of Cixi people.
/ Mochi dumplings /
Rice cakes are always the highlight of Cixi cuisine, sauce rice cakes, rice cakes and rice flowers, rice cake soup, rice cake slices, baked rice cakes... Fragrant, sticky, each is enjoyable.
But the rice cake dumplings that impressed me the most!
Super tough rice cake skin, wrapped with different fillings such as carrots, dried fragrant, diced bamboo shoots, braised pork, kohlrabi, etc., good to play and good Q and fragrant~
Biting into the hot rice cake dumplings, the soft rice aroma and the sticky taste are intertwined, plus the super filling, the more chewed the more fragrant, the more addictive it is.
/ Pine Flower Ball /
The sweet and delicate pine blossom balls are one of the favorite old dim sum of Cixi people.
The freshly made pine blossom balls still exude heat in your hand, who can refuse this small and delicate, sweet and soft little round cake?
The most essential part of the pine blossom ball lies in the fine tender yellow pine pollen, which is stir-fried with soft and sticky rice and dense bean paste.
/ Mouse Sugar Ball /
Mouse sugar balls are a specialty of Cixi, and they are also a dessert snack delayed by the name.
Spread the sugar cake filled with bean paste on the board, evenly covered with pine pollen, pull it thinly and tear it off, and then pull out a small tail, and the sugar ball that resembles a mouse is ready.
Take a bite lightly, and be pleasantly surprised to find that it is sweet and fragrant, very tough but not sticky, melting in the mouth with a sweet and sticky taste, which makes people unfulfilled and too fragrant.
/ Frozen /
The cool frozen pu is actually wood lotus jelly.
Clear and transparent, it can be described as the sweet sugar water that every Cixi person can not do without in summer, and a bowl in the afternoon is full of heart-to-heart and cool taste, sprinkling some mint to divide more.
Scoop a large spoonful of frozen pu into your mouth, and the crystal fluid slides all the way to your stomach. After eating a serving, the fragrance of mint remains in the mouth, and the summer heat can be dissipated immediately.
/ Small Seafood /
Cixi by the mountains and the sea is surprisingly fresh all year round.
Fresh and fatty clams, tender mud snails, lively river shrimp, fresh and delicious sea melon seeds... Cixi people have a deep love for small seafood.
In Cixi, seafood does not require cumbersome cooking skills, and is mixed with green onions and garlic and rice wine.
This small, low-key city
Gentle yet energetic
Thick but flirtatious
Take a trip to Cixi in good weather
Take a stroll around the quaint town
Try the freshly picked bayberry