Don't miss the flowers along the way!
On your way to the old town from the airport or from old town to destinations like Snow Mountain, don't forget to look outside. Most of the time, the fields are full of sunflowers or "you cai hua" (not sure what is it called in English...is it Dandelion?). It's worthwhile to just ask the driver to stop and let you take pictures. As the saying goes, we should sometimes 'stop and smell the flowers' ;-)
They serve tea, I believe from Pu'Er, in Yunnan. What you see in the photos is made of pressed tea leaves. It didn't seem like it cost anything to taste the tea- you probably taste-tested it then bought some.
I don't recall exactly where it is, but it might be worth looking around for this place if you're into tea.
This village is located about 10 km north of Lijiang.
The frescoes at Dunhuang [mural paintings] are a vivid reflection of the Buddhist culture existing in this area at the time of their creation.
Admission fee: CNY 30; students CNY 15.
Dong Ba Cultural Museum
DONGBA CULTURAL MUSEUM.
What is the Dongba culture & characters?
Dongba shamans use the Dongba characters which basically are a living pictographic language still in use today. There are about 1400 Dongba characters. These characters are somewhat like those ancient Egyptian characters
Party in Lijiang....
"I was surprised..."
of the towns I have visited in China... Lijiang I shall name party town of the year...
I met an Australian who lives in Shanghai who could not believe, like me, the incredible feeling and just everything clicks in Lijiang....
eating by myself, having a beer... in less than 20 minutes I was sharing drinks with locals, laughing and dancing.... I asked... is this China? Indeed it is..... I felt I was in my Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.....
the girls dressed in the minority outfits, the singing from side to side, the curiosity to all, the awesome shopping... .Old Town Lijiang.... I must return, too good... hope it does not spoil......
the Sakura rest. - on the main drag along the river -- it is pretty fun, affordable and the staff rules....