12. – 13.02.2013 in Yu County
Yu County (or Yu Xian) in Hebei still preserves well its old nothern China characteristics. The Old City (the earthen rampart walls of which remain in some spots) is home to numerous temples, including the well-preserved god of wealth temple. The restored city tower stands at the center of the old city. The city was a former garrison town during the Ming dynasty, serving as part of the defense system protecting the capital Beijing (located to the East) from Mongol invasion.
Yu County is famous for its paper-cutting by many local villagers, and throwing Molten Metals as fireworks during the Chinese New Year.