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[Travel] Longji Rice Terrace at Longsheng

The beautiful vista of the dragon scales on the mountain, the Longji rice terrace of Longsheng. A breath of nature walk and culture of the Yao ethnic group.

[Travel] Kunming, Traveling to Shilin Stone Forest

Shilin stone forest, a formation of Karst limestones. A park and a tourist destination when visiting Kunming, the city of everlasting spring.

[Travel] Dali, The Three Pagoda

The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, a complex located at the foot of Yingle Peak of Cangshan Mountain with beautiful temples and the Pagodas with the mountains backdrop.

[Travel] Dali, Erhai Lake and Xizhou Bai Village

Exploring the Bai culture around Erhai Lake such as the Xizhou village, the scenic view around the lake, Nanzhao Folklore Island and Little Putuo Island.

[Travel] Dali, the Old Town of the Bai Ethnic Group

Once upon a time, Dali was the center of the Bai and Yi culture, the Nanzhao Kingdom that covered most of Yunnan, part of Sichuan, Burma and Vietnam. Presently, the rich ethnic group culture still flourish from the Bai, Yi and Hui minorities.

[Travel] Lijiang: Shuhe Old Town

Another Ancient town for the Naxi (纳西族) minority ethnic group famous for its cobble stones craftsmen and architecture influence by the Naxi, Han, Baisha and Tibetan.

[Travel] Lijiang: Mu’s Mansion, Lion Hill and the Black Dragon Pool

The home of the Naxi (纳西族) ethnic group with Dongba (东巴) culture and the other 20+ Chinese minorities settle in this town. A melting pot of culture, friendly neighborhood and delicious food/coffee, amazing architecture wooden building and fresco painting.

[Travel] Lijiang : Baisha Village

Baisha (白沙) Village, the oldest village for the Naxi (纳西族) ethnic group, a minority living in Yunnan province. The village is famous for fresco paintings in the Naxi architecture and Naxi Embroidery and Tie-dying.

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