13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Last Light on Laozhai Hill
Near the end of a tiresome day biking the countrysides around Xingping Village, I was in a hurry to climb Laozhai Hill so I could catch a glimpse of this climactic event of the sun setting over all of Guangxi. After reaching the top after a grueling 45-minute climb that immediately turned into somewhat of an episode of rock-climbing, I finally got to an area with a clear view of this magnificent scenery with just enough daylight left. The night that I shot this photo, I discovered I missed the last bus back to town, so I had to find a local inn to sleep for the night and catch the first bus the next morning.
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||Nov. 30, 2015, 5:53 p.m.