On our hike today we had to start a few kilometers west of the outskirts of Yang Gao, the town in which we were given the boot. Yang Gao sits 1k off the main road, and as we neared it, we finally figured out what they were hiding from the lao wei. Risking life, limb, and the possibility of being force-fed rice wine and chicken heads until confessing, I pulled out my camera and snapped the photo below.
As you can see, the hideous, multi-colored building in the distance is obviously the Great Clown Paraphanalia factory. I have to say I can’t blame ‘em for wanting to hide that.