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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.
... it seemed ;-).
Off to Kunming to get our visa for Vietnam
As Lijiang is too busy and not that huge, we are now heading after one day in town to Kunming, the biggest city and capital of Yunnan provence to acquire our visa for Vietnam. Let's hope that we can get the visa within one day so we do not have to spend much time in this (according to our travel book and other traveler's word of mouth) not really interesting city :-).
... and ended with a two and a half hour descent and re-climb of a very steep section to the Tiger Leaping Stone, making us sweat like in a sauna again. The views down at the Tiger Leap Rock were amazing though too. However, we had to pay some Yuan extra for the paths there, as those were maintained by local families and as a result quite adventurous (see pictures to get an idea) :-).
All in all the Tiger Leaping Gorge was a spectacular site and great outdoor ...
... am Sifang Platz. Von hier ausgehend verzweigen die Hauptstraßen wie Äste in immer kleinere Abzweigungen, die oft ganz unverhofft bereits bekannte Ecken und Straßenzüge miteinander verbinden, oder doch zu Sackgassen werden. Vom "Lion Hill" und dem darauf befindlichen Turm am Rande der Altstadt überlickt ein wunderschönes Meer aus grauen Ziegeldächern. 1995 wurden vieler dieser Häuser bei einem heftigen Erdbeben zerstört, inzwischen aber ...
... only signs – and it felt as if this was the Lijiang below the polished surface. Gradually, as we walked towards the centre, more guesthouses, and more English could be seen, before we were back on the edge of Touristville. Finding ourselves next to a little museum, we were invited inside to view a huge and highly detailed 200-metre long diorama depicting scenes from the Tea-Horse Road that connected this region with Lhasa in Tibet.
We were due to depart this pleasant ...