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Kunming Travel – Stone Forest

Kunming Travel – Stone Forest

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

Lijiang Travel – The Old Town

Lijiang Travel – The Old Town

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

Shangri-La Lamtin Hostel

Shangri-La Lamtin Hostel

Located in the heart of Shangrila, the Lamtin Hostel is one of the cheapest and most comfortable places to stay at while you are in Shangrila. The hostel has been fully renovated and has a new modern finish, the rooms and facilities are clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. Location & Getting

Lijiang Travel – The Songzanlin Monastery

Lijiang Travel – The Songzanlin Monastery

Located in the famous Shangrila county of Yunnan Province, the Songzanlin Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the largest of its kind in Yunnan. It is also the most important Tibetan Buddhist monastry in South West China and the most spectacular tourist attraction in Shangrila. The Songzanlin Monastery is also known as the Ganden

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on a shoestring

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on a shoestring

One of the great things about travel is the people you meet and the unexpected experiences you have. During a recent trip to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (JDSM) nature reserve in Yunnan province, I met two university students from Hunnan province and we had a great day on a tight budget in JDSM. A

Lijiang Travel – Lion Park & Wangu Tower

Lijiang Travel – Lion Park & Wangu Tower

Wangu Tower sits at the top of Lion Hill in Lijiang’s Old Town and provides incredible 360 degree panoramic views of the Old Town, New Town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The Park and tower are not an outstanding attraction and not particularly memorable but if you are in Lijiang’s Old Town, they are definitely

Lijiang Travel – Mu Palace

Lijiang Travel – Mu Palace

Set in the heart of Lijiang’s Old Town, the Mu Palace was the home of the Mu clan who led the Naxi people and ruled Lijiang for over 700 years. The buildings and grounds are influenced by an attractive mix of Naxi, Tibetan and Han architecture and design. The Mu Palace is a key attraction

Lijiang Travel – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Lijiang Travel – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a small mountain range in Yunnan province just north of Lijiang city. Towering over the head waters of the Yangtze River, the mountains are famous for their incredible views and are part of a high altitude nature reserve. If you are in Lijiang, a trip to the Jade Dragon

Lijiang Travel – Black Dragon Pool

Lijiang Travel – Black Dragon Pool

The Black Dragon Pool is a charming and tranquil park and pool system in the north east of Lijinag on the northern edge of Lijiang’s famous Old Town. The Black Dragon Pool is the head waters of the Yushui River that provides water for the Old Town. The park is one of Lijiang’s most famous

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

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

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