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    Napa Hai - piggy vs godzilla?!

    by jaypride Updated Apr 22, 2004

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    When I was so depressed and wanted to leave.. I saw this cute little black piggy running around in the grassland near me and lightened up a bit.. so I yell "oh so cute! let me take a picture with you!!" As soon as I jumped over the fences and ran towards it... it ran away, fast like the wind.. and vanished behind the fog.... when I turned around.. I found that my friend was laughing so hard that tears came out of her eyes...
    "I saw fear in his eyes... its like he saw Godzilla running towards him... wahahaa" * she said...

    That's why you all couldn't get a good look at that cute piggy.. instead.. I got a horse picture for you.. they didn't run away...

    see? its not afraid!

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    Napa Hai

    by jaypride Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Napa Hai, with the nearby Yila Prairie, forms the largest prairie in the Shangrila area. It is famous for the broad boundless grassland, all kinds of lovely vegetations, yaks, sheep and black neck cranes.... what a wonderful places...

    It was raining when I was there, all I can see was yellow grassland and and the gray foggy sky~ obviously not as good as I expected...

    Foggy foggy foggy

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    Tibetan White Pagoda

    by vigi Written Oct 19, 2003

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    White pagoda everywhere. It's not difficult to find one in ZhongDian. This one is located on a small hill, 15 mins walk from my guesthouse. These 2 women were praying (sounds like singing) while walking around the pagoda. After walking one round, they put a stone beside the pagoda, until they finished. They are very kind and friendly, however as being a Christian, I rejected their offer to join the praying team and opportunities to learn their prayer.

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    Villiage Houses

    by vigi Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Many village houses along the road. Most of them built by wood, with stones on roof top to avoid strong wind blowing off the shelter.

    I guess these people do not always see outsiders, whenever they see bus passes by, these local villagers will come out to look at us.

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    Tibetan Religous

    by vigi Written Oct 16, 2003

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    I have no idea on what this is. There are many of these kind of small stone pagoda along the road. Some people said inside the stones is a Tibetan Religous Book, where people will simply put a stone on it when they passes by, making it a small pagoda. Some suspected it is a tomb. Please tell me if you know.

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    Bai Shui Tai (White Water Terrace)

    by vigi Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Situated in Baidi Village, the 50 meters high Bai Shui Tai covers an area of three hectares. It gradually took form by accumulation of calcium carbonate in water in millions of years.

    Check out my Travelogue for more details.

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    Napa Hai Nature Reserve

    by vigi Updated Oct 15, 2003

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    The Napahai Lake is 3270 meters above sea level and covers 660 square km. Mountains stand by it on three sides and 10-plus rivers flow into it after zigzagging through the grasslands. In autumn , the prairie changes into a golden color and rare birds such as black necked crane and bar-headed goose flock to the area for winter .

    Check out my Travelogue for more photos.

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    Song Zan Lin Monastery

    by vigi Updated Oct 14, 2003

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    Song Zan Lin Monastery, also called Guihua Monastery, is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province, as well as one of the 13 large lamaseries in the Kangzang region (the joint area of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan). The monastery is 5km from the seat of Zhongdian County...

    More photos & info in my Travelogue

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    Jin Sha River

    by vigi Updated Oct 14, 2003

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    An overview the roaring Jin Sha River down the george, photo taken on the bus from Lijiang to ZhongDian. Jin Sha River is the upper stream of ChangJian River, length 1560km, it flows across 4 provinces: QinHai, Tibet, Yunnan and SiChuan.

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    Tiger Leaping Gorge

    by MJL Written Mar 14, 2013

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    Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River , a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River

    Jinsha river

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    Bi Ta Hai wetland

    by yangzhigong Written Jul 9, 2007

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    Bi Ta Hai is the Tibetan language, translated to our words means robur carpet, there is the core of Shangri-la, fresh air, clear lake, you can feel just in haven.

    this world is only you and me wild flowers old robur clear lake gorgeous
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    Pa Na Hai wetland

    by yangzhigong Updated Jul 9, 2007

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    Pa Na Hai is a large wetland, bacome a lake in rain season, change to garssland in other times, herdsmen camped themselfs on it

    riding on grassland yak horse cloud, mountian and grassland
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    Song Zan Lin lama temple

    by yangzhigong Written Jul 9, 2007

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    Song Zan Lin lama temple is the biggest lama temple in this area, Buddha and mural painting in this temple is very special

    lama temple power whell of Buddha at the gate
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    ZhongDian City

    by vigi Written Oct 16, 2003

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    ZhongDian is a small, peaceful and clean city, all within walkable distance. High populations of Tibetan making everything in this small very Tibet.

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    Try the famous "Over the bridge Noodles"

    by pkfops Written Oct 8, 2003

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    Having a bowl of the famous "Over the Bridge Noodles" for lunch.

    Also note the nice big beer to wash it all down.

    Noodle Time
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