28 300 km, 26 days (Part3)

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.

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This is the Yangtze River, the same river as in Shanghai. At this point, the river is about 2600m higher than see level.DSC_0561 DSC_0568 DSC_0616

The way was quite difficult and we had to be carefull not to fall down!DSC_0660

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.DSC_0663 DSC_0684 DSC_0714 DSC_0723

The next day, the weather was better. We even got sunburned!

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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!DSC_0852

After the hiking we went to shangri-La, a beatiful city with a great tibetan flair.DSC_0871 DSC_0875 DSC_0899 DSC_0905 DSC_0907 DSC_0912

This (see above) was the view we had from our room, at the “Bird of paradise Inn”.DSC_0913 DSC_0924 DSC_0926 DSC_0932 DSC_0936 DSC_0942

This is a machine to make matresses…the board vibrates!DSC_0944 DSC_0948

Washing-machine in the middle of the street, in the city center.DSC_0959

The following pictures were taken at the Songzanlin monastery of Shangri-La. More than 600 Buddhist monks still live there.DSC_0960 DSC_0979 DSC_0987 DSC_0988 DSC_0989 DSC_1003 DSC_1006 DSC_1020 DSC_1022 DSC_1028 DSC_1031 DSC_1033

This was our room: romantic, isn’t it?DSC_1043

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.DSC_0048 1

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.DSC_0089 1 DSC_0102 1

To be continued…

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