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... to be sliced laterally, each slice representing the level of the water at a point in time. Some of them appear balanced very precariously but it would take a big earthquake to shift them. We get on another electric cart which takes us on a winding road around the outskirts of the site. It feels a bit like a "stone safari"! These huge rocks, each very distinctive in shape, dominate the landscape all around, extending in both directions. It seems a shame to drive past and ...
... the loudest: traditional dancers and singers of all kind, age and ethnicity. Yunnan has the most minorities within China, being strategically positioned geographically, we notice the different ethnicities.
The city itself is very pleasant and festive, it seems music is being played at all times. The temperature dropped a fair bit (around 20 degrees at the hottest).
Yesterday we explored the Western ...
... hanging from their sunroofs with flags. At one point someone started yelling in our faces with a megaphone, but we had no idea what they were saying. Probably kill whitey or something. I looked it up later and found out it was the anniversary of an incident in 1931 that lead to the invasion of Manchuria in WWII and the current dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands was also still going on.
We decided to visit Bamboo Temple, supposedly the most interesting in ...
... The journey should have taken about one hour but due to the volume of traffic we eventually arrived at the Stone Forest at 11.15.
The disadvantage to us arriving during the festival were the throngs of people that blocked many of the paths to good viewpoints. The advantage were the number of people in beautiful brightly coloured ethnic costumes. Steven told us that the women who had a triangle shaped flap on ...
... most of the eight famous flowers of Yunan province.
KUNMING BOTANICAL GARDEN
Located 9 miles (11 km) north of downtown, the Kunming Botanical Garden, is linked to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and was created in 1938. Its 100 acres (44 hectares) are home to 4,000 taxa, 13 specialized gardens, and a modern exhibition centre. The lovely photos in the latter unfortunately have Chinese text only, but do have accompanying botanical names.
Yunan province is ...