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... starts with the sounding of the big gong and the music starts. For the first song it is fascinating to see the traditional Naxi musical instruments being played, after this it becomes more of a challenge. Between each song the young lady narrator introduces each piece in various languages (including English), she explains that the music is hundreds of years old. We are not surprised! After the fourth song were cannot distinguish one from another, they ...
... Then, as we lie face down on the massage tables and the massage begins, his nose starts running. Badly! Must be a particular pressure point triggered by the Shiatsu massage! The massage is great, just what we both needed after a number of days walking. Our legs never seem to have recovered from the 3000 steps at the Great Wall. In the evening, we venture back out into the Old Town of Lijiang, through the cobbled streets that are now brightly lit and filled ...
... flowers, flower displays of dragons, arbours of flowers. Just beautiful. It is like they are entering the equivalent of Britain in Bloom! Even the huge TV screen isn't too bad as it is nestled into a beautiful timber arbour covered in flowers. Sharon tells us lots of interesting facts about the town and the people. Next to the large waterwheel is a huge arbour covered in little wooden tags with bells hanging off. Sharon explains that people leave them to bring them luck. ...
... wasn't too much information on offer in English and I was a bit confused by the references to "Headman Mu" as though it was one person, when the mansion was the seat of government in the region for several centuries. There would be a reference to Headman Mu being very cultured or very interested in literature, but no indication which Headman Mu it was talking about.
More interesting than the state rooms (notable mainly for some enormous 6-foot vases) for me was ...
On the tea horse trail; dogs and frogs; a tale of two restaurants
We arrived in Shaxi on Thursday. We took a bus to Jianchuan, and then a minibus to Shaxi. The minibus took us through winding mountain roads and spectacular scenery and over many bumps. We were sitting over the back axle and got the full benefit.
"Shaxi" is really a group of villages. The one that tourists go to is Sideng. It has some stunning old buildings in wood and adobe, ...