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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

Return to Yunnan, SW China, 2018

Images from a return visit to Lijiang and Shangri-La (Zhongdian) in Yunnan, one of China's most diverse provinces. Lijiang is the cultural centre of the Naxi, a minority people related to Tibetans, whilst the so-called Shangri-La is a largely Tibetan ethnic city. Tiger Leaping Gorge, claimed to the world's deepest, lies en route between the two.

These images were taken with Nikon D300 using RAW format, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org or my blog.






Songzanlin Monastery outside Shangri-La, founded by the Fifth Dalai Lama
Songzanlin Monastery outside Shangri-La, founded by the Fifth Dalai Lama
Songzanlin Monastery outside Shangri-La
Songzanlin Monastery outside Shangri-La
Old Town streets of Shangri-La, rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 2014
Old Town streets of Shangri-La, rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 2014
Giant modern stupa in Shangri-La, clearly government-sponsored
Giant modern stupa in Shangri-La, clearly government-sponsored
Tibetan Buddhist murals cover the interior walls of the modern stupa
Tibetan Buddhist murals cover the interior walls of the modern stupa
Prayer wheels outside the modern stupa
Prayer wheels outside the modern stupa
Evening dance party in Shangri-La, in a square which was once a caravanserai
Evening dance party in Shangri-La, in a square which was once a caravanserai
Barley drying outside a Tibetan village home
Barley drying outside a Tibetan village home
High-altitude Shugu Lake in Potatso National Park, outside Shangri-La
High-altitude Shugu Lake in Potatso National Park, outside Shangri-La
Shugu Lake at 3625 metres ASL
Shugu Lake at 3625 metres ASL
A (restored) village outside Lijiang
A (restored) village outside Lijiang
A bend on the Upper Track, Tiger Leaping Gorge, 2004
A bend on the Upper Track, Tiger Leaping Gorge, 2004
Viewing area at Tiger Leaping Gorge
Viewing area at Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Jinsha (Golden Sands) River, part of the Yangtze
Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Jinsha (Golden Sands) River, part of the Yangtze
Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang
Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang
Baisha village outside Lijiang
Baisha village outside Lijiang
Man preparing a chicken for dinner....
Man preparing a chicken for dinner....
Textiles for sale in Lijiang
Textiles for sale in Lijiang
Street food, Lijiang
Street food, Lijiang
Teapots galore, Lijiang
Teapots galore, Lijiang
Massed chrysanthemum displays in Lijiang
Massed chrysanthemum displays in Lijiang
Homework time, Lijiang
Homework time, Lijiang
Ideographs of the Naxi (Nakhi) people of Lijiang
Ideographs of the Naxi (Nakhi) people of Lijiang
Too well-loved for the cooking pot, I trust...
Too well-loved for the cooking pot, I trust...