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Traversing Tibet (4 galleries) | Beijing, 'Northern Capital' | Shanghai, 2013 | Historic villages of Huizhou, 2013 | Chengdu, Sichuan, 2013 | Bamboo Sea, Sichuan, 2013 | Henan, northern China, 2008 | Shanxi, northern China, 2008 | Return to Yunnan, SW China, 2018

Bamboo Sea, Sichuan, 2013

The Bamboo Sea is a tract of rugged hill country in southern Sichuan ('Shunan') clothed in bamboo forests and conserved - at least in theory - within a national park.

This being China, other people are never far away, whether dressed in Buddhist robes or red satin party dresses.

Two cable ways provide dramatic views whilst telescoping the ground to be covered in taking in the most scenic areas. Something is quite magic about looking out over a mountainside covered in feathery, gently waving bamboo. Read more.






My hotel in the gateway village of Wanling
My hotel in the gateway village of Wanling
Entrance to a cable car terminal
Entrance to a cable car terminal
Aboard the Guanguang cable car
Aboard the Guanguang cable car
Guanguang cable car
Guanguang cable car
Stone-flagged paths between the bamboos
Stone-flagged paths between the bamboos
Husks shed by the bamboos must once have been put to practical use
Husks shed by the bamboos must once have been put to practical use
Bamboo groves in early evening
Bamboo groves in early evening
Bamboo groves in early evening
Bamboo groves in early evening
Bamboo forest
Bamboo forest
Variations on a theme...
Variations on a theme...
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Hints of autumn colour speckled across the bamboo canopy
Hints of autumn colour speckled across the bamboo canopy
Streams trickle over sandstone beds
Streams trickle over sandstone beds
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Diaxiagu cable car crosses a forested gorge
Diaxiagu cable car crosses a forested gorge
Sandstone cliffs flank a deep gorge
Sandstone cliffs flank a deep gorge
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A Buddhist temple clings to the sandstone cliffs of the gorge
A Buddhist temple clings to the sandstone cliffs of the gorge
Buddha effigy tucked under a cliff overhang
Buddha effigy tucked under a cliff overhang
Boddhisattvas carved into the rock face
Boddhisattvas carved into the rock face
Lakes within the bamboo forests
Lakes within the bamboo forests
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A lone butterfly
A lone butterfly
Strange forest produces sold from countless wayside stalls
Strange forest produces sold from countless wayside stalls
Traditional herbal remedies
Traditional herbal remedies
Large mounds of these fungi are piled up outside some village stores
Large mounds of these fungi are piled up outside some village stores
Sedan chair bearer asleep between jobs
Sedan chair bearer asleep between jobs
Dressed up for a day out in the forests...
Dressed up for a day out in the forests...
Big day out...
Big day out...