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Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monstery Visit
"Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am. Then visit Ganden Monastery the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace"". Built in 1679 it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture it is also the most important monastery in southwest China.After lunch you will visit Napahai Lake it is 3270 meters (10728 ft.) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La
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Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monstery Visit
"Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am. Then visit Ganden Monastery the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace"". Built in 1679 it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture it is also the most important monastery in southwest China.After lunch you will visit Napahai Lake it is 3270 meters (10728 ft.) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La
From $95.00
 
"Private Lijiang City Day Tour of Lijiang Old Town
1 Day Lijiang City Tour to Lijiang Old Town Black Dragon Pool Dongba Culture Museum Mu Palace and Lion Hill"Your guide and driver will pick you up in your Lijiang Hotel at 9am.After a short drive you’ll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town. Enjoy a panoramic view of this fascinating old city from Wangu Tower the landmark building of Lijiang. This pure wood building was built at 33 meters tall on the top of Lion Hill where you could also overlook Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Then followed a trip to Mu’s Residence - the “Forbidden City” of Lijiang to appreciate Naxi people’s brilliant culture and fine arts.After lunch continue your visit to Black Dragon Pool Park and the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum where you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum.At the end
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Napa Hai

After lunch, I went to Napa Hai. Supposingly, I can take bus #2 outside my guesthouse to Napa Hai, but I waited for half an hour still nothing. So, I decided to call a taxi to this place. Cost me 30...
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Where is Shangri-La?

"Where is Shangri-La?" This is a popular question when travelling in ZhongDian. Actually, Shangri-La is the new name of ZhongDian, it refers to the whole ZhongDian area, some even included Lijiang. In...
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Oct 15, 2003

Back Street Goats

I walked into this local village, a road down the Monastery. These buildings all very original, they were built by clay, cemat and wood in Tibetan style. These 2 goats were following me all they way,...
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vigi
Oct 15, 2003

Yak! Yak!

Yak!!! I almost shouted out loud when I see these yaks eating grass in a meadow! I never get so close to a yak before (except the one in Lijiang which I paid to ride on, catered for tourist). I could...
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Oct 15, 2003

Blend in the Nature

Instead of taking a bus back to my guesthouse, I took a walk to the hill & meadows opposite the Monastery, tried to blend in with the nature. I saw these tall & empty wooden sticks in...
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Oct 15, 2003

Ethnic Minority Sheep

I picture this little sheep outside the Monastery. She is wearing a lovely furry hat, quietly posting in front of me. As soon as I pick up my camera, a boy shouted across the road asking for money....
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Oct 15, 2003
 
 
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Monks everywhere...

The best time to visit the Monastery is in the morning, where you can see little monks having their lessons. By noon, many of them will come out to the "playground" for their "recess". My camera did...
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vigi
Oct 15, 2003

It's SO... Tibetan!

Settled down & shower, I took a short walk around ZhongDian city. It's a small city which you can finish by foot, well, with a bicycle will be definately better but too bad I don't know how to...
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vigi
Oct 14, 2003

Scenery Along the Road

Besides the dangerous scene, there are actually breathtaking scenery along the road... Jin Sha River, Geroges, Jungle, and here our bus driver stopped us beside a big meadow with sheeps and red &...
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vigi
Oct 14, 2003

Street Vendors

A normal scene when travelling in China, there are always street vendors trying to sell you food and drinks on the road. Here, fresh boiled corn from the farm, sweet and tasty, only cost ONE Yuan....
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vigi
Oct 14, 2003

Landslide along the way

After about 2 hours drive, the road started to be bumpy. From this photo, you can see rocks fell at road side. I guess there were landslide few days ago. And there maybe possible landslide again on...
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vigi
Oct 14, 2003

From Lijiang to ZhongDian

12Sep2003 (Friday), I took the 10:30am bus from Lijiang to ZhongDian, 6 hours ride, price 33 Yuan. The bus was bumpy, everybody sqeezed together, as usual when taking minibus in China, we didn't have...
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vigi
Oct 14, 2003

A walk up the hill

Behind the village is a small hill, guess there must be nice view up there. The 2 security goats still following me, seems like calling me "meeeei.... meeeeei...." while walking...
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vigi
Oct 15, 2003

New Buddha Statue

Some where around the Monastery, monks are building this new buddha statue. Copper face with wooden "bone" inside.
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vigi
Oct 15, 2003

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