Yangshuo is a popular tourist destination in the south of China, famous for its karst mountains and beautiful rivers. At first I couldn’t tell if it was pollution or just really heavy fog surrounding the city because I had been hearing from a lot of people that the air was supposed to be clean there. But after checking the Air Quality Index and finding that the area was close to 180 (in comparison to 22 in San Francisco) it became clear that even this mountainous tourist destination isn’t safe from China’s terrible air pollution problem.

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