Tagged: lijiang

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The Friday Photo: Yi Lady Smoking

We met this lady from the Yi tribal minority catching the cable car up to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, outside Lijiang, China, to tend to...

Jade laughing Buddha pendant in Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan, China.

Oh James! I'm Sorry About the Jade!

James is bookish, bespectacled, educated in Kunming and Chiang Mai, a walking encyclopedia of Chinese history and culture. He’s thirty, with a three-year-old son, yet...

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The Friday Photo: Black Dragon Pool

This is Black Dragon Pool, one of the most tranquil places in beautiful Lijiang, China. It was built as a pleasure garden for the feudal...

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The Prettiest Town We’ve Ever Visited

Ever heard of Lijiang? It’s an old town in northern Yunnan, in what was once the Dali Kingdom, the fought-over hinterland between China and Tibet....