Leg 162, Baise, Guangxi to Xingyi, Guizhou Province, China
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One day this will be one of the best places to fly through. Amazing scenery potential with so many beautiful places to visit and deep narrow canyons to fly through. However as it is now, over 90% of the terrain looks terrible. The aerial data either isn’t there (with very course sat imagery) or is messed up with clouds, plus constant seams between the two. Not recommended to fly here in its current state.
01-30 Baise Youjiang ZTII 5:28 PM
01-30 Liuzhou Bailia ZGZH 6:17 PM Sunrise 6:15 PM
01-30 Liangjiang ZGKL 7:19 PM
01-30 Guilin ZGUL 7:28 PM
01-30 Lingling ZGLG 8:04 PM
01-30 Leiyang Air Base ZLEE 8:29 PM
01-30 Huanghua ZGHA 9:06 PM
01-30 Changsha Dutuopu ZDAT 9:17 PM
01-30 Zhijiang ZGCJ 10:24 PM Phoenix Acient city 27°57’07.7"N 109°36’01.5"E
01-30 Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon 29°23’52.2"N 110°41’51.8"E Skipped, No Bing data
01-30 Qianjiang Wulingshan JIQ 11:18 PM
01-31 Jiangbei ZUCK 12:06 AM
01-31 Chongqing Air Base ZBAI 12:16 AM
01-31 Luzhou ZULZ 12:41 AM Great cycling along the river
01-31 Yibin Caiba ZUYB 1:00 AM
01-31 Zhaotong ZPZT 1:43 AM
01-31 Anshun Huangguoshu ZUAS 2:31 AM
01-31 Xingyi ZUYI 3:12 AM
Flight time 9:44 16 stops
I went to visit Basha Miao Village. A primitive Miao village hidden away in a forest and filled with stilted wooden houses by the river. The Basha are famed for being China 's last tribe of gunmen.
Sadly no Bing coverage here, nothing in the sim
Mawangdui Museum build on the archeological site of Western Han Dynasty Tombs
The site contained the tombs of three people from the Changsha Kingdom during the western Han dynasty (206 BC to 9 AD): the Chancellor Li Cang, his wife and a male believed to have been their son.
Which is close to Phoenix Ancient City. Unfortunately that area has no coverage on Bing
Aka Fenghuang Ancient Town. It was the center of the unsuccessful Miao Rebellion (1854–1873), which created a Miao diaspora in Southeast Asia during the last two centuries. The city is revered in Miao traditions and funeral rites and is the location of the Southern China Great Wall. Nowadays it looks like a tourist trap.
I wanted to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon as well. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is home to the longest and highest glass bridge in the world. It was a bit further out of my direction of travel so I checked on Bing maps first, and passed. There’s nothing there on Bing.
People having fun with the bridge
And of course a great place for bungee jumping
It would have been great to fly through the canyon, but no data (yet)
This area has amazing potential, so many narrow canyons to fly through. Also home to China’s highest waterfall, Huangguoshu waterfall, 243ft high main fall with another 17 falls along the way.
Anyway, nothing there in the sim, landscape looks like FS 2004
As it is now, only the immediate surroundings of big airports have decent detail. Most of the landscape simply has no coverage, very coarse sat images and height data. On to Myanmar (Burma) tomorrow. China is amazing, high on the list to explore further when map data has improved.
Some more fun with glass bridges