Road Trip China 2018

2 regions explored on wheels : Guizhou & Yunnan provinces visiting Kaili; Guiyang, Xijiang, Zhenyuan, Langde, Zhaoxing, Huangping, Dali, Lijiang, Deqin, Shangri La, Dukezong and more....
White Water Terraces  The variegated landform of the tableland is a continual deposition of calcium carbonate that is contained in the spring water - Haba Village - May 28, 2018 White Water Terrace  The White Water Terraces are known as one of the most attractive destinations in mysterious Shangri-La and is an ancient Chinese landform with a history of 200,000 to 300,000 years. - Haba Village - may 28, 2018 First bend of the Yangtze  The Yangtze River Bend, as its name denotes, is the spot where the south running river suddenly turns northward due to changes in the shape of the nearby mountain ranges which form a mammoth V shape at this spot. May 28, 2018 Shangri La  Located at point where Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan all meet, Shangri-La County is administered by Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province.  Shangri La - May 28, 2018
Meeting with the Yi people.  The Yi ethnic group, with a population of more than 7.76 million, is mainly distributed over the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. May 29, 2018 The Yi ethnic people  Yunnan Province has more than three million Yis, most of whom are concentrated in an area hemmed in by the Jinsha and Yuanjiang rivers, and the Ailao and Wuliang mountains. May 29, 2018 Welcome to Shangri La  The old town of Shangri-La is beautifully preserved, but the real delight of the region lies in its countryside. Shangri La - may 28, 2018 Shangri La  Local lady welcoming us to their home cq restaurant. Shangri La - may 28, 2018
Shangri La  The warm welcome of the residents of this land will make you feel at home. Shangri La - May 28, 2018 Jinsha River Bend  The Moon-shaped Bend of Jinsha River in Shangrila - On the road - May 28, 2018 Dukezong  In Tibetan,Shangri-La means the "sun and moon in heart", an ideal home only found in heaven. Dukezong Town - May 28, 2018 Dukezong ancient Town  Shangri-La is the "Eden in dream". Since it first appeared in British novelist James Hilton's Lost Horizon in the 1939, it has been associated with the mystique of a place which could not possibly exist here on Earth. Dukezong - May 28, 2018
Welcome to Zhaoxing  In Zhaoxing Dong Village, everything is simple and far removed from the influence of modern city life. - Zhaoxing - May 23, 2018 Tiger Leaping Gorge  For years intrepid travellers have been making the voyage to the small town of Qiaotao to take part in the captivating hike that traverses the high hills of Tiger Leaping Gorge. - Tiger Leaping Gorge, May 28, 2018 Dukezong Town  Dukezong, a Tibetan town located in Shangri-La, offers sanctuary to all those seeking refuge from the busy city life. - Dukezong Town - May 28, 2018 Meeting with the runners  Upon arrival at the Meili Snow Mountain in Deqin, people were preparing for the 100 kilometer run through the snowy mountains. Deqin - May 29, 2018
Dukezong town square  Dukezong was a key stop on the Ancient Tea-horse Road and a focal point for Han-Tibetan exchanges. Dukezong Town - May 28, 2018 Miao culture  With a population of more than seven million, the Miao people form one of the largest ethnic minorities in southwest China. On the Road - May 23, 2018 Zhenyuan  We had a beautiful view from our riverside hotel. - Zhenyuan ancient town - May 20, 2018 Zhenyuan ancient town  Small illuminated alley at the old town of Zhenyuan - May 23, 2018
Zhenyuan  We decided to spend the night at the beautiful lit town of Zhenyuan. May 23, 2018 Kaili City  Beuatiful illuminated drum tower at the center of Kaili City - May 19, 2018 Shangri La  Fellow passenger on the bus - May 27, 2018 Meili Snow Mountains  Meili Snow Mountain, also known as Prince Snow Mountain, sits on the border of Yunnan Province and Tibet, where the three famous rivers, namely the Jinsha, Mekong and Salwen flow. Deqin - May 28, 2018
On the Road  A remarkable stupa decorated with prayer flags along the road to Deqin - May 28, 2018 The road to Tibet  We stopped at this remarkable point where oxygen was thin because of its height, 4290 meters - The Road to Tibet - May 28, 2018 The Road to Tibet  In Shangri La town you will have an opportunity to experience Tibetan life and learn about their lifestyle, religion and cuisine. - May 29, 2018 Tibetan Temple  The unique scenery, highlighted by plateaus, together with the fascinating ethnic culture makes the land very attractive and charming to visit. - On the Road - May 29, 2018
Kunming  Women wrap their legs and heads in scarves, and wear their hair in a coil. Kunming - June 1, 2018 Kunming  Beautifully decorated costumes are the trademark of the different ethnic groups of this area. Kunming - June 1, 2018 Rich Buddha image  Located inside the museum at Tianhe Scenic Pool Area - Guiyang - May 24, 2018 Songzanlin Monastery  The monastery is full of treasures. There are a lot of golden figures of Buddha josses, golden lamps, Tibetan lections, silver censers and so on. - Shangri La county - May 29, 2018
Songzanlin Monastery  Woman praying at Songzanlin, also named as Ganden Sumtseling Gompa - Shangri La - May 29, 2018 Songzanlin Monastery  Reflecting images of Songzanlin Monastery, also known as Little Potala Palace - May 30, 2018 Kunming  The Sisters' Meal Festival of Miao people also called the "Eating Sisters' Rice Festival", is known as the oldest oriental Valentine's Day. See China 2014 at this website for full coverage. - Kunming - June 1, 2018 Xijiang Village  Performance of the Miao People - Xijiang Dong Village - May 19, 2018
Xijiang  If one wants to appreciate the local life, wandering around maybe the best way. May 20, 2018 Xijiang  There are two main streets in Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, an ancient one and a modern-built Youfang Street. - May 19, 2018 Wuyang River Scenic Area  Our first stop on our tour through Guizhou Province was the neat Wuyang River Scenic Area - May 20, 2018 Zhenyuan  Training of the Dragon Boat Festival held each year at the town of Zhenyuan - May 20, 2018
Zhenyuan old town  Zhenyuan Ancient Town is a land-and-water transportation center since early times. - May 20, 2018 Xijaing musicians  Roaming around the wooden-stilted houses and twisting lanes, travelers can see and absorb the authentic local life. Xijiang Ancient Town - May 19, 2018 Xijiang Performance  The Old Songs of Miao Nationality sung by seniors in the village is excellent. Xijiang - May 19, 2018 Xijiang Town  Meeting a local Miao lady at the ancient town of Xijiang, one of the most authentic places I visit ever in China. - May 20, 2018
Huangping  Si Yua Ba Festival - Huangping - May 22, 2018 Baisha Village  Wandering around the Baisha Village, you can enjoy the slow lifestyle of the Naxi People and their friendly smiling faces. May 23, 2018 Baisha Village  If you want to witness the authentic life of the Naxi People and appreciate their culture, then Baisha Village is the place to go. - May 27, 2018 Si Yua Ba Festival  Beautiful lady at the festival of Huangping. May 22, 2018
Huangping  Si Yua Ba Festival - May 22, 2018 Huangping  Happy girl - May 22, 2018 Si Yua Ba Festival  One of the performances held at the festival. May 22, 2018 Huangping  Smiling face at the Huangping grounds - May 22, 2018
Zhaoxing smile  Miao girl meets Belgian visitor at Zhaoxiing old town. - May 23, 2018 Zhaoxing  I was impressed upon arrival at Zhaoxing Ancient Town - May 23, 2018 Zhaoxing  Undoubtly the most beautiful and preserved ancient town in the Dong region - May 23, 2018 Dong Village  Old and new architecture - Dong village at Guizhou Province - China : May 23, 2018
Baisha Town  Resident of the unique Baisha Town - Guizhou Province - May 23, 2018 Baisha residents  Baisha Village used to be a Naxi settlement and the birthplace of local Mu Family Governors. May 23, 2018 Zhaoxing  If someone wants to escape noisy city life and would like to experience a special rural life, the Dong village is the best choice, and people can choose to stay there for several days. May 23, 2018 Zhaoxing  As supporting facilities to the drum tower, flower bridges and stages are constructed for local people’s amusement. - May 23, 2018
Tang 'An  The rice terraces at Tang 'An, a village not far outside Zhaoxing - May 24, 2018 Zhaoxing Entrance  The magically entrance to the town of Zhaoxing - May 23, 2018 On the road  Our vehicle used for the Road Trip China 2018 Dali  The Three Pagodas located in Chongsheng Temple, 1800 years of age, northwest of the Dali Ancient City. - May 26, 2018
Dali Town  Dali is surrounded by mountains on the east, west, and south, and has the Erhai Lake in its center. May 26, 2018 Dali  Here you will find 25 ethnic minorities, which have created a unique cultural heritage amidst the area's picturesque surroundings. May 26, 2018 Tianhe Scenic Pool Area  23 kilometers (14.3 miles) away from the southwest suburb of Guiyang in Guizhou Province, the Tianhe Pool Scenic Area combines waterfalls, crystal springs, deep pools, stone bridges, unusual caves, and strange rock formations. May 24, 2018 Guiyang  Chatting with two Miao girls at the Tianhe Pool Scenic Area - May 24, 2018
On the Road  Scenic view of a lone farmer - May 25, 2018 Lijiang  When I came here about 3 years ago, I promised myself to return to the beautiful town of Lijiang. May 26, 2018 Lijiang  Pagodas at the Black Dragon Pool at Lijiang - May 26, 2018 Yangtze River  A bit windy on the shores of the mighty Yangtze River - May 27, 2018
The man who jumped higher then its shadow  At the White Water Terraces - May 28, 2018 On the Road  After asking kindly permittion to have her portait being taken, I rewarded this woman with 5 yuan. I loved her smile that i quckly took another snapshot - On the Road - May 27, 2018 Shangri La airport  Having a chat with two Tibetan fellas at the local Shangri La airport - May 31, 2018 Huangping  Two cool dudens in China - May 22, 2018
Zhenyuan  Having a tea - May 20, 2018 Shaxi square  Capturing some video at Shaxi town square - May 26, 2018 Wuyang River Scenic Area  Wuyang River Scenic Area is situated along the stretch of Wuyang River that runs through present-day Zhenyuan, Shibing and Huangping Counties in Guizhou Province - May 21, 2018 Miao Dong Village  Spread out among the beautiful countryside lives a lively mix of people. Almost 35% of Guizhou's population is made up of over 13 national ethnic minorities, including Miao, Dong, Buyi, Yi, Tujia, etc., all with their own long-established and brilliant cultures. On the Road - May 23, 2018