Hi there, this is the third part of the trip I made in China. Last time (see part 2), we were in the province of Yunnan, in the city of Lijiang. We stay in Yunnan, but a bit more to the west, for a hike in the tiger leaping gorge and then to visit Shangri-La (was called Zhongdian until recently), the last Chinese town before Tibet.
This is the Yangtze River, the same river as in Shanghai. At this point, the river is about 2600m higher than see level.
The way was quite difficult and we had to be carefull not to fall down!
Unluckily, we had a quite bad weather and at the highest point we reached (about 3000m), we could not see the mountains in front of us.
The next day, the weather was better. We even got sunburned!
If you look closer at the picture above, you will notice some people… so you get the dimensions of the rocks and of the waterfall we had to cross by feet!
After the hiking we went to shangri-La, a beatiful city with a great tibetan flair.
This (see above) was the view we had from our room, at the “Bird of paradise Inn”.
This is a machine to make matresses…the board vibrates!
Washing-machine in the middle of the street, in the city center.
The following pictures were taken at the Songzanlin monastery of Shangri-La. More than 600 Buddhist monks still live there.
This was our room: romantic, isn’t it?
then we went to the natural park of Podatso. I think it is too expansive and tehre are not so much impressive things to see there.
After Shangri-La, we flu to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan. We stayed only one day there, and I did not find this town really worth seeing.
To be continued…
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