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Li River

The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue ..
(July 16, 2011)
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Zhilin Monastery

The monastery, situated inside the western gate of the county town, was built around the first year of the Zhiyuan era of the Yuan Dynasty. Rows of pillars and myriads of “dougongs" (brackets ..
(December 28, 2010)
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Private Garden of the Zhu Family

The private Garden of the Zhu Family lies in Jianxin Street, Jianshui County and has a total area of 20,000 square meters and a floor space of 5,000 square meters. This grand complex is a typical ..
(December 28, 2010)
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Terraced Fields In Yuanyang

The Ailao Mountain Range is a branch of the Yunling Mountains. Its highest peak is 3,165 meters above sea level. The mountain range, running northwest to southeast, is the dividing line between the ..
(December 28, 2010)
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Dai Ethnic Group

The Dai ethnic group, with a population of about 1.2 million, mainly lives in the Dai Autonomous Region and the Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Region in Xishuangbanna in the southern part of Yunnan ..
(December 16, 2010)
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Dai Cuisine With Special Flavour

Dai dishes are rich in national flavour and local colour, and form a unique school of Yunnan cuisine. The ways of preparing their dishes included grilling, steaming, chopping and pickling, altogether .
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Water Splashing Festival

The Water Splashing Festival is the new year in the Dai Calendar. It is held on April 13 to 18 once a year. It is similar to Thailand's Songkran, three days of unbridled festivities in which ..
(December 15, 2010)
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Wild Elephants Valley

The wild Chinese elephants live in the equatorial forest of Xishuangbanna of Yunnan Province. Wild Elephants Valley is the place in Xishuangbanna where wild elephants move about most often and ..
(December 15, 2010)
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Xishuangbanna Arboretum Of Tropical Plants

The Xishuangbanna Arboretum of Tropical Plants of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is situated on the Calabash Islet surrounded by the Luosuo River in the Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture of ..
(December 15, 2010)
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Buddhism Pagodas In Xishuangbanna

The numerous and various Buddhism pagodas in Xishuangbanna create an attractive sceneney. The most outstanding ones of all are the black and white brother pagodas - Manglong White Pagoda and Black ..
(December 14, 2010)
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Octagonal Pavilion

16 km from the Menghai County seat, was first built in 1701 as a place of Buddhist worship. It is said that it is shaped like the golden crown worn by Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, before he ..
(December 14, 2010)
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Xishuangbanna Yunnan 2

Xishuangbanna is extremely rich in natural resources. There are a few million mu of virgin forest, and the species of tropical trees number more than 5,000. The forest coverage is 34%, in which there .
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Xishuangbanna Yunnan

The Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is situated in the southern-most tip of Yunnan Province, and is contiguous to Burma and Laos. It is 733 km. from Kunming. With a total area of 19,185 ..
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Dongzhulin Monastery

It is located in Shusong Village, Benzilan District, Deqin County, and 105km from the seat of Zhongdian County. The Yunnan-Tibet Road passes behind the temple and cars can get straight to the temple. .
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Shangri-la Canyon

The Shangri-la Canyon also Grand Birang Canyon is located at the foot of Minor Snow Mountian in Geza township, about 103 kms from the Shangri-la. The scenery of the valley amazes many people. The ..
(December 13, 2010)
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Songzanlin Monastery

Songzanlin Monastery (songzanlin si) is a typical Lama monastery. Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a monastery was first built here in 1679 and has been ..
(December 08, 2010)
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Shuoduhai Lake (Shudu Lake)

The first thing that hits most visitors to Shuoduhai Lake, is the sheer beauty of the spot. The lake is known for its clear water, and the peaceful environment of the area around here. As the source ..
(December 08, 2010)
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Napahai Lake

Napahai Nature Reserve (napahai ziran baohqu) is both an ideal grazing field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of birds. This is, in the true sense, a seasonal lake. When summer comes, ..
(December 08, 2010)
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Kagebo Peak

Kagebo Peak (kagebo feng) is the main peak on Meili Mountain and something of a Mecca for Tibetans. this peak tops the list of the Eight Holy Mountains for Tibetans. Every year, thousands upon ..
(November 16, 2010)
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Meili Snow Mountain

Meili Snow Mountain, towering like a pyramid is located about 10km west of Deqing City in Diqing Prefecture. As the sun rises in the east, the snow-mountain looks splendid, draped in gold. This holy ..
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Haba Snow Mountain

Haba Snow Mountain (haba xueshan) boasts glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, and contains one of the best preserved nature reserves in Shangri-la. The main peak of the mountain is 5396m above sea level ..
(November 16, 2010)
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Bitahai Lake

Situated about 32 kilometers (about 19.9 miles) away from Zhongdian County, Bitahai Lake, a fault lake, is an intact natural attraction with various species of flora and fauna and, of course, ..
(November 15, 2010)
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Baishui Terraces

The Baishui Terraces (baishui tai) are the cradle of trhe Dongba culture of the Naxi people. It is said that the founding father of Dongba culture settled here to spread his beliefs on his way back ..
(November 15, 2010)
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Baimang Snow Mountain

Baimang Snow Mountain (baimang xueshan), a national natural reserve, is a well-preserved natural resort with typical views of vertical belts. Located in the mid section of the Hengdgun Mountain range .
(November 15, 2010)
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Zhongdian (Shangri-La)

It was the British writer James Hilton's novel “The Lost Horizon" that has brought fame to an unknown and incontaminated place Shangri-La and made it a household word since its publication 50 ..
(November 12, 2010)
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