Adventure Travel Abroad

Amazed by the power of nature [Battle Trip/2019.10.06]

Amazed by the power of nature [Battle Trip/2019.10.06]

It went great with rice. – Good morning. / – Good morning. It’s so nice out. His face is bloated. – From eating so much the previous night. / – Right. This is the perfect time to sleep. Sorry for calling you out so early. Why are we out so early? Where are we going? – We hung out in the city yesterday. / – Yes. So we’re going to see some amazing nature today. So we’re going a bit far to the outskirts. Young people take a lot of photos when they travel. So I want to show him some pretty views. I did some research… – Stone Forest. / – Stone Forest. It’s a very interesting and pretty looking mountain. There’s also a limestone cave. Jiuxiang Cave. It looks really cool. I’m so curious. It’s vacation season, so there’ll be many people. We might be late if we take a bus, so I think renting a car would be a good idea. Can you drive in China? – We had a driver. / – Right. Ta-da. You used some money for this. Isn’t it expensive to rent a car in Kunming? It depends on the location, time and car. – There are many options. / – Really? You can have someone at the hotel to help you rent a car. At the concierge desk. Go, go. Go, go, go, go! (1 hour 40 minutes to Stone Forest) (Charming Kunming Tour, nature day) (Stone Forest) (Different from Zhangjiajie and Ha Long Bay) The rock pillars that shoot up to the sky look like a forest, so it’s Stone Forest. It’s so pretty there. It was registered as a UNESCO… – World’s Natural Heritage in 2007. / – Five As? It didn’t rain in the morning, but it rained on the way here. It was like this yesterday too. Right, so I’m not that worried. – It stopped raining again. / – Right. – But… / – It’s just cold. You’re cold? If you’re cold… Eat loach soup. (A lame Korean dad joke from a Chinese girl?) What was that? You can’t be friends if she makes jokes like that. (Cao Lu loves dad jokes) Charming Kunming… I want to leave this group. Alright. There it is. Let’s go. Let’s go inside. There are four different stone forests. Most people go to the Greater and Lesser Stone Forests. – Charming… / – Kunming… – Tour! / – Tour! – That’s like billions of years old, right? / – Yes. – Really? / – It was in the sea. And now, they’re out. – This? / – Yes. Karst. Wow, it’s like a commercial. – Nice weather. / – Like a sports drink commercial. We’re in the mountains now, right? Yeah, we’re in the mountains. Look. Stone Forest. What is this? It’s so pretty. Wow, so interesting. It’s like they made that for a theme park. Right, right. – Right? / – They look like fake stones. This place was in the sea 270 million years ago. But over time, due to earthquakes, it rose above ground now. When I see a view like this, I feel so small as a person. – The nature… / – You feel the greatness of nature. Right. It’s so pretty. – Go stand over there. / – I’ll take a photo. – I’ll take a photo of you. / – Okay. 1, 2, 3. – Wow, amazing. / – I got better at taking photos. – You’ve improved! / – I took those photos. – 1, 2, 3. / – She’s taking one now. She took such poor photos before. Not bad, right? Pretty good. Oh, this one looks great. All you have to do is learn. (We’re friends now) (Charming Kunming Tour) (They enter the Greater Stone Forest) Holy cow! He’s so happy. Wow, holy cow! So beautiful! (Huge stone pillars everywhere) It looked amazing when you walked between the pillars. Wow, pretty. Even now. Wow, so pretty. Want me to take a photo? Hold on. Will that thing fall if you hit it? It looks like it’ll fall. – So pretty. / – But it won’t fall, right? You’d have to run under that thing. I bet it’s scary. (This isn’t your dad’s profile photo) “This isn’t your dad’s profile photo.” It’s truly beautiful. This is like out of “Indiana Jones.” I feel like Indiana Jones. Like I was in a strange jungle. – Right. / – You know what I’m saying? I felt like I was the lead in a movie. – It really is like a movie. / – It’s like a maze. Right. Just like in “Indiana Jones.” – Wow! / – Wow. – Wow! / – Wow, this is insane! – Wow! / – Wow. You can see everything. Wow, so pretty! (An observatory where you can see everything) So pretty. I bet seeing it in person is amazing. Yeah. (It’s different seeing it from above) (It’s like you’re looking down from clouds) This used to be the sea. It’s like someone put those stones on top. Will they fall off if you push them? No, not if you push them. That used to be the horizon. 270 million years ago. You should introduce yourself here. – Here? / – To the stones. (Introduce himself to the stones?) Hello! I’m Kim Minkyu! Am I handsome? (Bragging about his looks at Stone Forest) (Wary) It’s nice that he admits it. It’s funny that he admits it. Right. Am I handsome? (Yeah, you’re a handsome guy) See? That guy agreed. – I’m at a loss for words. / – Yeah, me too. We got to see things from down there. How does the view from up here look? It’s so different. Down there… – I felt small. / – Right. – That’s how it seemed. / – Right. But from above… – It’s like you’re… / – Floating on clouds. Looking down from clouds. Right. It’s so pretty. I feel like a god. This is the Greater Stone Forest. So we’ll go to the Lesser Stone Forest. Lesser Stone Forest? Is it smaller? Yeah. It’s a bit smaller than this place. Let’s check it out. Okay. Let’s go down. Too bad we’re leaving. You don’t want to leave? It’s not over yet? – Wow, it’s like a park here. / – Yes. This is where the Greater Stone Forest meets the Lesser Stone Forest. It looks nice. There’s even a lake. A lake too. (Walking to the Lesser Stone Forest) Wow, it’s pretty here too. This is the Lesser Stone Forest. Lesser Stone Forest. Wow, what a pretty lake. This is a course for couples. Yes, you could take a date here. Or your parents. – Any age would enjoy this? / – Yes. A couple would have fun in the army too. This is different from the Greater Stone Forest. The Greater Stone Forest felt grand. This place has dignity. – I love that reflection. / – So pretty. That’s the perfect spot to take photos. – Photos would come out great there. / – Right. It’s like a scene out of a calendar. Seriously. – It’s good that we got here early. / – Right. There weren’t as many people in the morning. Right. A lot of tourists are out now. That’s how great the views are here. Yeah. There are water and mountains. This is paradise. This is… We’re going to Jiuxiang Cave. Let’s go. It’s over 3,000m long. This place has four As. It’s one of the 3 biggest limestone caves in China. It felt like what a city would look like if they built one underground. – Pretty colors. / – Jiuxiang Cave. (Charming Kunming Tour, nature day) (Jiuxiang Cave) The cave is 3,000m long. But only part of it is open to the public. Because they have to preserve nature. 3,000m, so 3km? – 3km? / – Yes, 3,000m. Wow, so many people here too. I saw a few Koreans on the way. Because as they say, if you’ve seen the Stone Forest above ground, you should see Jiuxiang Cave underground. There’s a saying like that. Jiuxiang Cave is a limestone cave. – A limestone cave? / – Yeah. I didn’t know this, but the movie “The Myth” was shot here. (Jackie Chan’s “The Myth” was shot here) Did you see “The Myth?” Yes, but I don’t remember it. I saw it a long time ago, but I remember everything. I’m a huge fan of Jackie Chan. I’ve seen all of his movies. Wow. Say something to Jackie Chan right now. All of a sudden? (Eyes quiver) – Oh, no! / – There she goes again. (From Minkyu to Jackie Chan…) Hello. I’m Kim Minkyu. Really? (He’s not really going to say it, is he?) Am I handsome? (Did I hear that right?) His pronunciation sounds even better. Oh, no. – What? / – Nothing. (Puzzled) Isn’t this pretty? What is it? (Sorry about that, Minkyu…) Nothing. Well, he is handsome. I feel so drained. (Jiuxiang Cave entrance fee, $10.35) – Wow, there’s rafting too? / – Yes. It was the rainy season when we went. It made the water look murky. – But this airs in September. / – Yes. The dry season is from October to April. So if you go after you see this, the water should be very clear. I really want to go. (It’s like out of an adventure movie) That looks like so much fun. That’s so cool. – It’s like an amusement park. / – Like a ride. – I want to ride that. / – This is so pretty. Yes. – Wow! / – So pretty. It’s like we’re in a movie. I took a boat to go to a cave in Zhangjiajie. But this is my first time rafting in a gorge. So pretty. I like adventure movies. It feels like I’m exploring nature. I feel like a character in a movie. This is very exciting. This is like out of “Game of Thrones.” There are so many places to go in China. The farther you go in, the nicer it looks. I’m so jealous that their country is so big. I’m really envious of that. (The gorge rafting comes to an end) We’re already here. Felt like less than 20 minutes. What a shame. – Let’s go inside the cave! / – Let’s enjoy the cave! (Gorge, cave entrance) It starts now. – Wow! / – This place is really incredible. I’m at a loss for words. This place… The gorge too… The path and this place… – Feels like a movie. / – Right. You can see magnificent nature. (The nature in Kunming is truly surprising) He really has no experience traveling. He likes everything. You should travel more often. Okay. If you enjoy your first trip… – You went to such great places. / – You’ll never forget. (You have to take photos while traveling) Cao Lu is like the best guide for trips to China. Like learning basketball from Michael Jordan. Isn’t this place mysterious? Wow, this is incredible. Look. This is one big stone. (Grand Lion Hall) That’s one giant stone. This wasn’t man-made. This stone was made by nature. Wow, incredible. They sell a lot of pretty stones too. They have a lot of unique rocks. I want to buy one. Do you want a gift? Ah. Ah. (Huh?) Pork belly. (Pork skin, fat, lean meat) This is an actual rock. They look like that naturally. – Even the color… / – Really? (Is there anything else fun?) Wow! They have pork hocks too. (A pork hock?) It really looks like a pork hock! This is a natural rock too? The color is natural, but they shaped it like this. (They made it shaped like a pork hock) Wow, it’s so pretty here. Isn’t it pretty? What is this place? This is the Fairy Palace. – Fairy Palace? / – Yeah. All the colors make it look like a work of art. So pretty. These are all fairies. Where are the fairies? You have to use your imagination. That nature… Oh, I get what you’re saying. Those are all fairies standing around. So pretty. Don’t they look like fairies? (Like this?) And it takes 100 years to form 1cm of limestone. 100 years? It probably took millions of years to form that. – 100 years for 1cm? / – Yeah. Holy cow. There are a lot of fairies in there too. Let’s go. Let’s go. This place is pretty. It’s like an underground city. – Isn’t it cool here? / – Yes. I bet. Cao Lu! Why is it so loud here? There’s a waterfall! Like out of a movie. (Twin Waterfalls) (30cm high, 10m deep! It’s huge) – This is out of a movie too. / – It’s not a small one. That’s amazing. (Bewildered at the waterfall) That looks so cool. We have to take a photo here. (A photo with the waterfall, $3.45) Small photos are free there, but you have to pay to print big ones. Then you can print big ones. You might as well take some when you’re there. They’re souvenirs. It’s important to take photos when you travel. (Twin Waterfalls, Field of the Gods) This is it. This is the Field of the Gods. Wow! The Field of the Gods? Wow! – What is this? / – So interesting. – Is that water? / – Yes, there’s water down there. (Field of the Gods) All made by nature. They look like stairs like a rice paddy. – What a sight. / – So interesting. It’s amazing that it was made by nature. This is called the Field of the Gods. The Field of the Gods? – Yeah. / – Like a temple? No, like a field at a farm. I’m a field! Of the gods? Like divine gods. It’s a field for the gods? Yeah. – The gods built a field? / – Yeah. The gods have to do something too. We saw where the gods party. This is their field. This entire cave is like a home for the gods. Right. This wasn’t man-made. It was made by nature. – Doesn’t the falling water look pretty? / – Yes. It’s so pretty. It really looks like it’s from a movie. This is like a cave from a movie or a book. – This is so cool. / – Yeah. Should we keep going? China is so epic compared to other countries. Let’s find the right way to go. Bad guys are coming! Hide! What are you doing? (Taking photos in the cave) It’s Sun Wukong! We were shooting a clip. (Shooting a clip inside Jiuxiang Cave) There’s a place to shoot clips. When else would you do that? It’s only possible in Jiuxiang Cave. (Acting harder with Sun Wukong) We’re like fools. (The girls seem to like it) How cute. They added CG. Oh, so that’s how it looks? (A video clip that young people shoot) (Minkyu and Cao Lu did it too) (If you do bad deeds) Sun Wukong. Sun Wukong is so funny. (If you love each other) What is this? They really added that CG for us. – Charming… / – Kunming Tour! What does that say? Welcome to Jiuxiang Cave.

Reader Comments

  1. battle trip changed their concept. no more lee hwi jae or sung si kyung and even the audience are gone too. i prefer the old one because this new concept is less exciting. 😢😢

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