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Old 07-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #31
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Some folks found peace of mind here













There is a much bigger temple in the back



Goodbye Buddha, thank you for letting me visit your home
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #32
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Lashi Lake is near Lijiang and very popular tourist spot



Water sports



Green backpak







The lake is full of reeds
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #33
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Enough of Lijiang, I head back on the road up north. This is the back side of the famous Yulong Mountain.



Jinsha River is the source of Yangtze.



As the altitude climbs, the scenery changed.



The Shangri-la canyon is a good spot for trekking



Up on the Yunnan/Tibetan highland
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #34
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Tibetan style village






Staying at a friend's hotel



Main courtyard
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #35
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Guest rest area



The library



Watering hole



Pool



Art display



The balcony



Standard room
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #36
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Nice scenery, looking forward to more.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #37
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I wish I could pop over to China more easily but I'm classed as a foreign born Hong Kong citizen and only have access to a very limited part of the mainland with a local residents permit to Sha Tau Kok, without a gum kuy gee I'll have to get a Visa.

last time I went mostly saw just small bikes a couple of sports, Enduros/Supermoto's and Harleys on the weekends.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #38
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #39
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stunning photography!.... more please?....
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #40
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I wish I could pop over to China more easily but I'm classed as a foreign born Hong Kong citizen and only have access to a very limited part of the mainland with a local residents permit to Sha Tau Kok, without a gum kuy gee I'll have to get a Visa.

last time I went mostly saw just small bikes a couple of sports, Enduros/Supermoto's and Harleys on the weekends.
If you are a foreigner, a tourist visa is required to visit China where you can go to any part of China with exception of Tibet and military installations. I believe for normal tourism, you have plenty of areas to explore that may take you decades to cover.

If you show up on Sunday at Fat Kee, Lukgeng, near Sha Tau Kok, you will find over 100 Ducatis, BMWs, KTMs, Harleys, CanAm + the big four from Japan.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #41
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The Mani pile of stones are the Tibetan's way of paying respect to the gods.



The road to Blue Moon mountain



The wooden racks are for drying the barley crops.



Carved stones on the Mani pile
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #42
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Thanks for posting; Looking forward to the rest . . . . . .








Great photos & descriptions.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #43
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Road heading into the mountains



Tourists on a day trip



Pagoda in the village



Pagoda in the field



New village house everywhere
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #44
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Roaming on the grassland



Another village by the Napa lake



Free ranch horses



Rounding up her horse



Working in the field



Old man and horse
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #45
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Dukezong old town walking tour



Prayer flags on the wall



Tibetan style front gate



Tangka is a fine art of Tibet. This particular painting has been worked on for over 12 months.



All the colours are from minerals which is very colour fast/



This finished Tangka took 18 months to complete.
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