In many Chinese watercolor landscapes, you see sharp, jagged mountains that seem to belong to some ancient fantastical land. But, these mountain actually do exist in Yangshuo, a small city in southern China.
I recently vacationed there with my wife and daughter, and found the views amazing. And though the skies were less than ideal (quite foggy due to time of year and air pollution) they lent a mystical aura that suited the mountains (although it caused me some extra work in post).
One of the best ways to view the mountains is by taking a short bamboo raft trip down the river through farmland surrounded by these sharp peaks. The following pictures were all taken from a raft. And because the water levels were low, the trip added the excitement of riding down several small dams.