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South West China

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to South West China... arrived Guilin (Guangxi), (China) from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelled to/through; Guilin (Guangxi), Kunming, Lijiang, Walnut Garden (Tiger Leaping Gorge), Shangri-la, Dali, Kunming (Yunnan), Kaili, Diman, Zhaoxing, (Guizhou), Ping'an (Longsheng), Yangshuo, Guilin (Guangxi), (China) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Banda Aceh, Pulau Weh (Sumatra) (Indonesia)...

Moon and Sun Pagodas
On 'Shan Hu' lake in the centre of the city you'll find the 'Moon and Sun Pagodas', Guilin, Guangxi, China.

Lijiang Canal
Walking the charming canals of the old-town in historic Lijiang, Yunnan, China.

Tiger Leaping Landslide
Scrambling over a recent landslide between Walnut Garden and Qiaotou, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China.

Snack Vendors
Snack vendors on the road to Shangri-la, in the limestone terrace town, Baishuitai, Yunnan, China.

Shangri-la Street
Exploring meandering alley-ways in mystical Shangri-la, Yunnan, China.

Dali Streets
Traditional shoe-repairer on the streets, Dali, Yunnan, China.

Traditional Pharmacy
Traditional old Chinese wooden pharmacy in what's left of the 'old town', Kunming, Yunnan, China.

Like a Tiger
Various animal parts, including Tiger Paw sold on the streets, Kaili, Guizhou, China.

Steamed Buns
Delicious steamed bun seller's cart on the Miou streets, Leishan, Guizhou, China.

Dong Dwellings
Traditional Dong dwellings in the small hidden hillside village, Dimen, Guizhou, China.

On the Canal
Daily life on canals in the Dong township, Zhaoxing, Guizhou, China.

Ping'an Paddies
Rice ready to harvest at the famous Dragon's Backbone rice terraces, Ping'an, Guangxi, China.

River Li
Rafting along the tranquil waters of Karst-lined River Li into Yangshuo, Guangxi, China.

Other travels to China include;

Mongola/China 2008 - Exploring east coast China and Mongolia.
Silk Road Adventures 1995 - Made my way from west across to the east coast.


Posted by joffre 01:51 Archived in China Tagged china photography joffre Comments (0)


Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to China/Mongolia... arrived in Shanghai (China) via Bangkok (Thailand) then travelled to/through Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, (China), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Beijing (China)... and back home via Bangkok (Thailand)...

Pearl of Pudong
The spectacular 'Oriental Pearl TV Tower' from the banks of the Bund, Pudong, Shanghai, China..

Night on The Bund
People enjoying an evening on The Bund, Shanghai, China.

Afternoon on West Lake
Late afternoon on beautiful West Lake, in whats considered one of China's beautiful cities, Hangzhou, China.

The Eagle has Landed
A Kazakh hunting eagle hooded with a tomaga and tethered to a pole called a tugir, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia.

Reflections of Life
Life reflected off a building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Sur le Garde
Chinese guard on the steps leading to Chengguang Hall, Beihai Park, Beijing, China.

Summer Palace
The spectacular Chinese royal garden architecture and UNESCO listed, Summer Palace, Beijing, China.

Beijing International
The entrance to the massive BIA (Beijing International Airport) on a hazy afternoon, Beijing, China.

Other travels to China include;

South West China 2010 - Exploring South West China.
Silk Road Adventures 1995 - Traveling from Kashgar in the west across to the east coast.


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Silk Road Adventures

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Pakistan/China/Tibet/Vietnam... arrived Karachi (Pakistan) via Bangkok (Thailand)... then travelled to/through Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Taxila, Peshawar, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Skardu, Gilgit, Karimabad, Passu, Sust (Pakistan) and passed over the Khunjerab Pass into Tashkurgan (China), then travelled through Kashgar, Urumqi, Tian Chi, Urumqi, Turpan, Hami, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Chengdu (China), flew into Lhasa, Gonggar (Tibet) Chengdu, Kunming, Nanning then crossed into Vietnam and travelled through Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh, Mytho, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), and back home via Bangkok, Koh Phangan (Thailand)...

Spice Markets
Local stall at the markets in historic Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Rawalpindi Streets
Breakfast stalls on the back streets, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Up the Khyber
Late afternoon on a walkway across Trunk Road in the bustling border city, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Passu Views
One of the scary bridge crossings on the spectacular Zarabad/Hussaini trek that follows the Hunza River, south of Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Everyone is welcome in the small mountain village, Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Sunday Markets
Garlic seller at the famous "Sunday Markets" where hundreds of local Uigur, Tajik, Kyrgy and Uzbek people arrive by donkey and cart each Sunday to trade their wares... a "very lively" scene, not to be missed! Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Fit Up
Couple of kids outside a clothing store in the Erdaoqiao markets, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Dunhuang Dunes
Trekking the impressive Mingsha Shan sand dunes, near Dunhuang, Gansu, China.

Lunch on the River Jin with Richard, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Potala Palace
The imposing Potala Palace, taken late afternoon, Lhasa, Tibet.

Gandan Views
Majestic mountain views during the reconstruction of Gandan Monastery, Dagze, Tibet.

Hengduanshan Ranges
Flying from the Tibetan Plateau and heading over the Hengduanshan Ranges that separates Tibet from China.

Sapa Markets
Hmong villagers selling their colourful embroidered garments to western tourists on Market day, Sapa, Vietnam.

Mountain Village
Small rural village while trekking the mountains surrounding Sapa, Vietnam.

Saigon Rooster
Cock fight in the back streets, Saigon (aka HCMC), Vietnam.

Other travels to China include;

South West China 2010 - Exploring South West China.
Mongolia/China 2008 - Exploring east coast China and Mongolia.


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