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... section to leap across the gorge. It's also one of the deepest gorges in the world at 16 kilometres long and 3900 metres from the river to the mountaintops.
It's quite a walk down to the viewing platforms. We were there early so the sun hadn't reached into the gorge and the wind was still really cold. At least there weren't too many people there as the ...
... stage which is a rarity in rural China. There were tiny little shops around the square. I bought a pendant made by the lady who owned the store. A tiny bar only had room for about 10 customers.
Beyond the town was a lovely old arched bridge. The town is a popular set for movies and there was a movie being shot on the bridge while we were there.
After leaving Shaxi Andy pointed out a mountain range in the distance and said that's where ...
... rooftops that made up the ancient city and we knew that we were going to enjoy our stay in this beautiful little city. After getting checked in and enjoying our first round of tea and sunflower seed cookies (delicious) we headed down the hill, into town to explore a bit and find some lunch.
As we passed through some interesting back alleys on our way down the hill we were beginning to wonder where our new friend Martin was leading us but sure enough a minute or ...
... We had two more days in the area, wandering, shopping, relaxing. We also visited another village in the mountains a couple hours away. Then we got the train back to Kunming and flew back home to Henan province. We put in a lot of miles in Yunnan - on trains and on foot, but the blue skies and sunshine really helped to refresh us and prepare us for the spring semester ahead. I hope you are having a lovely spring wherever you are. Until next time,
... and jostling to get the best photos of the women walking around wearing traditional Naxi-style clothing. We mostly just found the town clausterphobic and tacky, pushing our way through the crowded streets to get to our hostel and some air.
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Once at our hostel we decided that we weren't really feeling Lijiang and signed up for the next bus out to Tiger Leaping Gorge, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tiger ...