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Dianchi Lake is an enormous fresh water lake 1,886 meters above sea level on the Kumning Plateau. In ancient times Dianchi Lake regarded as a place of great beauty and Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace is modelled on Dianchi Lake. Tragically Dianchi Lake has fallen victim to China’s rapid industrialization and is now heavily
The Stone Forest (Shilin 石林 in Chinese) near Kunming is an incredible set of enormous rock formations resembling a rock forest that tower over you as you walk through them. Visiting the Stone Forest will not give you much in the way of travel bragging rights but it is a fascinating site and worth visiting
Built on a mountainous plateau over two kilometres above sea level, the Old Town is a picturesque ancient city crisscrossed by canals in the heart of Lijiang city in Yunnan province. Lijiang is famous for its mild and comfortable climate and very laid back lifestyle. The Old Town in the heart of Lijiang is one
Hiking Leaping Tiger Gorge Tiger Leaping Gorge is an incredible hiking trail on the head waters of the Yangtze River north west of Lijiang in Yunnan province. I first learnt of Leaping Tiger Gorge earlier this year from a fellow traveller in China and every thing I heard about it was incredible. The Yangtze River
The Half Way Guest House is on the top of the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province and has the best views of any hostel, hotel or restaurant I have seen in anywhere China. The guest house itself is attractive, very comfortable and in tune with the surrounding mountainous environment. A night at the Halfway