Category Archives: T 2014

【China。七彩雲南】20140801。昆明-吉隆坡 Kunming to Kuala Lumpur


Last chapter of our 12 days Yunnan journey!
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【China。七彩雲南】20140801。昆明金碧廣場 Jinbi Square, Kunming


August 1st, we took the flight in evening to Malaysia. After check-out at our hotel, we went to the Jinbi Square at city centre for a quick tour and buying some souvenirs.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140731。香格里拉-昆明 Shangri-La to Kunming


At Shangri-La Airport, we said goodbye to our driver who has served us a safety journey, then we took the flight to go back to Kunming in late evening.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140731。霞給藏族文化村及香格里拉印經院 Xiagei Tibetan Cultural Village & Shangri-La Monastic Printing House


Just a short distance from Potatso National Park, we visited a Tibetan cultural village, Xiagei Village. In this small village,  we got a short guided tour to visit the largest sutra printing house in Yunnan Province, Shangri-La Monastic Printing House and a Tibetan traditional house next to this temple.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140731。普達措國家公園 Potatso National Park, Shangri-La (2)


The last destination in Potatso National Park was Bita Lake. We had to walk to the next pickup point of the Eco-bus, following the 4.2km visiting path and surrounded by diverse natural sceneries.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140731。普達措國家公園 Potatso National Park, Shangri-La (1)


Potatso (or Pudacuo) National Park is located in Shangri-La County of Yunnan Province, is notable as the first national park in China to meet International Union for Conservation of Nature standards. It’s also a part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected area of World Heritage Site. (For more information, please visit: official website) This’s the last natural sightseeing destination of our Yunnan journey.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140730。香格里拉獨克宗古城 Dukezong Ancient Town, Shangri-La


Dukezong, or Dorkhar, is a Tibetan town in Shangri-la County, Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China, with more than thirteen hundred years history. It’s a main city where the ancient Tea-Horse Road and the China National Highway 214 (G214) pass. At January 11th of 2014, a fire broke out destroying 2/3 of this city, and cause a huge lost of its historical and cultural value. As we could arrive Shangri-La early in the afternoon, we decided to take a taxi to visit this lost city. Meanwhile, Jessie made her dream come true to have some pictures with a Tibetan mastiff.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140730。白馬雪山-奔子欄-納帕海-香格里拉 Baima Snow Mountain – Benzilan – Napa Lake – Shangri-La


After passing the cloudy Baima Snow Mountain, we stopped at Benzilan for lunch and then just went ahead to Shangri-La.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140730。梅里雪山-迎賓台-白馬雪山 Meili Snow Mountain – Welcome Desk – Baima Snow Mountain


Our original plan of the second day at Meili Snow Mountain was to visit the Mingyong Glacier under Kawagebo Peak. But the whole journey might take about a day and we needed to turn back to Shangri-La the same day. To prevent any incidents that may delay our whole trip, we decided to skip visiting Mingyong Glacier and went back to Shangri-La in the morning.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140729。德欽飛來寺之星空 Starry Sky at Feilai Temple, Deqin


On the way back to our hotel after dinner, we saw the wonderful starry sky in dark. As human being who live in city with a lot of light pollutions, we were so excited to watch the stars and to feel the loneliness in the Milky Way.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140729。德欽梅里雪山(太子雪山) Meili Snow Mountain or Kawagarbo


Here we’re, the view of Meili Snow Mountain. Since we left Lijiang to Shangri-La, we entered the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas. Feilai Temple at Deqin was our northest destination of this journey, one of the best locations to see the great view of Meili Snow Mountain. Continue reading

【China。七彩雲南】20140729。月亮灣-東竹林寺-白馬雪山 Moon Bend – Dongzhulin Monastery – Baima Snow Mountain


After passing Benzilan, we have a short stop at the Moon Bend of Jinsha River, then we went to visit Dongzhulin Monastery, and then keep up- and downhilling to climb over the Baima Snow Mountain. Baima (or Baimang) Snow Mountain, also named as White Horse Snow Mountain, is located in between Jinsha River and Lancang River, most of the peaks are higher than 5km. The G214 National Road is passing here at the point of 4.230m.
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