Taxiang Story Hostel
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... Pool Park, where you can get a stunning view of Jade Dragon Snow mountain and a glimpse of the traditional Naxi lifestyle.
Ordering food down this part of china is a bit more difficult, for lunch we ended up with 5 small pieces of pork and some kind of fried pastry with sugar sprinkled over it,
We thought we ordered pork stir fry and wontons.
... its beautiful location around some great mountain ranges and its cultural mix of different ethnical groups. Unfortunately in 1996 a major earthquake destroyed a lot of the city, but thanks to the regular tourist invasions (and related money flow), the town has been rebuilt (although in a Chinese fashion, i.e. not everywhere in an authentic way).
The city is surely beautiful, containing countless water channels running through ...
... does offer amazing views (sometimes very, very close to the edge).
It takes two days to hike all the way through the gorge if one wants to enjoy the views and create the mandatory photo-documentation :-). A few guest houses on the way are offering some basic but helpful accommodation, with great views as well. By the way, the name Tiger Leaping Gorge originates from a legend which says that once upon a time a tiger jumped from one of the rocks in the river ...
... zum waesche geh und hei grad no dr trip fuere Tiger Leaping Gorge buecht. denn simr zum treffpunkt fuers z'mittag gange. nacheme super z'mitag wo mir iglade worde sind vo dr ann und mo. simr zu fuenft dur d'stadt bummlet, bis mir ploetzli unseri ladies verlore hei. mir si denn zu dritt witr und hei abgmacht dass mir uns mit de ladies zobe widr traeffe. mir si denn zummene park cho wo itritt kostet het, es soett abr e gratis igang chli witr hinde geh, hein abr ...
... of these relationships entirely taken care of by the woman. The uniqueness and sort of feminist aspect of the tribe has garnered a lot of curious attention from Chinese and foreigners alike. However, as a tourist, you're pretty much out of this cultural immersion loop, unless you know someone who knows someone. You'll see a lot of Naxi women (mostly old) about carrying crops and also in the souvenir stalls selling trinkets and craftworks and food. If you see ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed