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Stories and Tips Yunnan

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Trekking the Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

Written by TwoIdiots on 21 Apr, 2008

Day 1 – Taking It EasyOne early morning in the second week of October, we took a northbound bus from Lijiang and asked the driver to let us out at Qiaotou. A small group of touts awaited us at Qiaotou bus stop offering guide…Read More

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Touring Kun Ming, City of Eternal Spring

Written by MythMin on 07 Apr, 2005

Kun Ming is the provincial centre of the Yunnan province and is known for its interesting 2,400-year-old history, tourist attractions, gourmet food, and locally produced souvenirs such as ivory and wood carvings. It is a beautiful and busy city that is growing in population and…Read More

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Historical DaLi

Written by MythMin on 06 Apr, 2005

The charming town of DaLi is located approximately 390km southwest of Kun Ming, the capital city of Yunnan. Though it is a rather small city, DaLi constitutes one of the major places of historic interest and scenic beauty, not only of the Yunnan province, but…Read More

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Side Trip To Zhongdian, Tibetan Monastery

Written by uncoding on 08 May, 2002

The Songzanlin Monastery is located in a large town near the Tibetan border, four hours north, through pleasantly winding roads, from Lijiang. When the vibe of the ancient city begins to fade, and the Naxi musicians, the peasants carrying yokes of eggs along the…Read More

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The Ancient City of Lijiang

Written by uncoding on 07 May, 2002

From the airport outside Lijiang, I took a shuttle bus to a hotel in the new city, the Hua Ma Guo Hotel, which features a classic Chinese courtyard with ideograms painted on stone. My two Beijing friends bargained the price down from $35…Read More

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The torch festival - Fire everywhere

Written by jurgen on 13 Sep, 2000

On Juli 25 there was a big festival all over town in Lijiang. There are big and small fires in the streets and squares of the town with people dancing around the fire and jumping over it. This has something to do with an old…Read More

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The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Dr. Ho

Written by jurgen on 12 Sep, 2000

We rented a bicicle at one of the many rentals in the center of Lijiang and started a daystrip through the valley north of Lijiang. We went north until we reached the road to the little village of Baisha. We parked our car next to…Read More

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The Old Town of LiJiang

Written by MythMin on 06 Apr, 2005

LiJiang is a beautiful ancient town in the northwest part of Yunnan. The majority of people who live in LiJiang are from the NaXi tribe. The NaXi people have made priceless contributions to the world culture, like NaXi (Dong Ba) scripts, the only living pictograph…Read More

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The city of Kunming

Written by jurgen on 19 Sep, 2000

Kunming is the capital of the Yunnan province. It is a large and modern city with many glass highrise office towers. The city does not offer as many outstanding sites as you will find in Lijiang, but still it is a nice place to hang…Read More

Leaving the Gorge

Written by lebefroh on 02 Sep, 2001

On our last day we set off a little later. The scenery was beautiful again and one of the highlights was "showering" in a waterfall alongside the path. After a while we accidently left the high path and continued on the lower one. It probably would have…Read More

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