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Travel in Yunnan
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The Lijiang Ancient Town


       Old buildings in Dayan town
Lijiang (lì jiāng 丽江) is an ancient town at the foot of the Yulong Snow Mountain (yù lóng xuě shān 玉龙雪山)  in northwestern Yunnan (yún nán 云南). In 1997, it was put on the World Cultural Heritage List. Lijiang got its name from the Lishui (now Jinsha) River (lì shuǐ hé 丽水河), which flows through the town. All year round the snow-capped peaks are enticing people to come for a visit. The Lijing Ancient Town (lì jiāng gǔ chéng 丽江古城) is the center of Lijiang Naxi Ethnic Minority Autonomous County (lì jiāng nà xī zú zì zhì zhōu 丽江纳西族自治州).

Last Updated on Friday, 28 December 2012 16:29
Luoping in Yunnan

sea flowers

Located 230 kilometers east of Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, and neighboring Guizhou and Guangxi Provinces, Luoping  County (Luópíng Xiàn 罗平县) is home to one of the largest plantations of rapeseed flowers in Southwest China. Fields covered with golden rape stretch as far as the eye can see and form seas of yellow buds. Combined with a unique terrain dominated by karst features with small basins among mountain ranges, the place boasts very unique landscape features. On top of that majestic waterfalls can be found in the area. All of this makes Luoping a very unique and attractive destination for landscape photography.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 14:57
Black Dragon Pool

      Black Dragon Pool
Black Dragon Pool (hēi lóng tán 黑龙潭) is one of the ancient scenic spots in Kunming (kūn míng 昆明). It got its name for the crystal clear pool in front of the temple. It is said that a black dragon has been living in the pool.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 08:42
Three Pagodas Of Dali

          Three pagodas of Dali
The Three Pagodas (sān tǎ 三塔) are located at the foot of Yingle Peak (yìng lè fēng 应乐峰) of Cangshan Mountain (cāng shān 苍山) at the northwest suburb of Dali Ancient City (dà lǐ gǔ chéng 大理古城). In the time of Nanzhao (nán zhào 南诏) and Dali Kingdoms (dà lǐ guó 大理国), Chongshengsi (chóng shèng sì 崇圣寺) was the largest monastery in this area and the Three Pagodas were only a part of it. Now, the monastery has long disappeared and only the Three Pagodas remain.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2009 10:36
The Heaven like Scenes-Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
Half a century ago, a Russian named Peter Ku was dispatched to Lijiang by the International Industrial Cooperatives. He was deeply enchanted by the "heaven-like scenes", and stayed in Lijiang for 9 years. In his book "The Forgotten Kingdom" he wrote, "Lijiang is rarely known to the outside world. It is the ancient Naxi Kingdom in south China which is almost forgotten..."
This is an ancient, picturesque land. This is a land everyone admires. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:13
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