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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 ...
... really nice so we definitely shouldn’t have been so harsh in our initial appraisal of the place.
After lunch we headed out to begin the real sightseeing for the afternoon, with our first stop at the Black Dragon Lagoon. Martin of course explained to us how the lagoon got it’s name, which has to do with a famous local legend about two dragons who were fighting. The Black and the White Dragon were fighting for who could control the highest peak of ...
Shangri-La feels like it's at the edge of the world. Formerly called Zhongdian, the city claims to be the place written about in James Hilton's novel, Lost Horizon, and thus changed its name. The name change helps promote tourism of course. Shangri-La is part of Yunnan province, but it's close to the border with both Sichuan province and Tibet. The place has a very Tibetan feel about it. The architecture is different than anywhere else in China, a lot of the food ...
... charge us all an extra 5 quai to take the toll highway. And when we tried to take the local bus to the Old Town Lijiang we got off a stop too late and wandered for maybe an hour in the rain trying to find the guest house. But all along the way, anytime we asked someone to point us in the right direction, they stopped and tried to help. After dinner we arranged our tour for the next day I went to bed, so I didn't see much of Lijiang, but I'm okay with ...