Ken Lee - South China by bicycle, Fall, 1999 - page 4

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While most of our route followed side roads, we sometimes had to ride along the main highways.  Here's a typical highway rest stop.  The water spout on the left is supposedly for cooling off livestock traveling in trucks.
The area around Canton is mostly flat.  Our route gets hillier as we head west toward the Guanxi border.
Rice is the major crop in southern China, even in the hills near Lianshan. Farming in China is mostly a manual process. A water buffalo or a tractor helps till the fields, but harvesting is still done by hand in most areas.
Southern China is in the tropics and we rode through several fields of sugar cane, banana, and even taro.
We cross in to Guanxi province via the Yingyang Pass.

That's a mobile lumber mill on the left.  As with most industries in rural China, it is mostly human powered.

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