Because of our love of mountains, we often drove a car to Hehuan Mountain. Although Cingjing is a stop on the route to Hehuan Mountain, we did not stop at Cingjing because we disliked the crowds caused by many travellers. However, there is a chance that gave us to change our view of the Cingjing and know the beauty of Cingjing. One time, we felt tired that we could not drive a car anymore. Therefore, we prepared to take a rest at Cingjing for a while, we drove the car into the No.6 animal husbandry trail. When we got out of the car, we felt the wind whisper through our ears, the clouds hovering between our sleeves; the air is cold; the sun is warm; the grass is green as emerald in front of us, and the mountains are surrounded by distant mountains, at the moment, we did discover the beauty of Cingjing. The beautiful scenery can make people feel relax not only mentally but physically.
In the distance, a group of sheep at the end of the trail attracted our attention. We walked about a five minute journey to the end of the trail. It gave a completely different vibe from the noise of the car array outside. That was the moment we thought paradise should be like this. This is a situation we never thought we would meet, unexpected stay allowed us to discover a new vision of Cingjing. Moreover, we met the original owner of the land (where the place we built the Giethoorn village) was at the end of the trail. Although the landowner said that he prefer to leave the land to his son, we gave up the idea of buying this land. However, because of this opportunity, we gradually increased the times travel to Cingjing, understood the environment of Cingjing, and fell in love with Cingjing. Coincidentally, a year later, we met the owner of this land again. This time, he intended to sell the land. So, the dream begins to sprout✌️
The origin of the name of Giethoorn Village
1. With the guidance of the sheep, let us search for this place like a paradise in this corner.
2. This is another story. The village chief used to go to Giethoorn Village in the Netherlands on business. He always told his wife that he would take her there, but he was always busy with work. Therefore, when the village chief named the village, he said to his wife, “I always said that I would take you to the Giethoorn Village, and now I can bring you there every week."
I don’t know if you have experience in mountain climbing. On the way of mountain climbing, some people are used to looking down at the ground and keep moving towards the destination, forgetting to appreciate the scenery along the road; life is similar to this, when you rush to the next journey, the beauty in front of you is often overlooked.
It turns out that the beauty of life is reserved for those who know how to stop.
Next time, when you pass through Cingjing and hurried to the next stop, it is welcome to Giethoorn Village to have a sit, drink a cup of hot tea, give yourself a broad view, and encounter a different people, perhaps you can discover your new idea at this break in Giethoorn Village …………