Tag Archives: Scenic Jaunts

Minalungao

It’s the first days of summer, and this draft has been on the back burner giving way to other bigger trips I’ve had. So before I start writing about my next destination, which took place last month in an icy … Continue reading

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There’s more to Lijiang…

And this is perhaps THE reason to go. It was ours. Staged outdoors beneath the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at an incredible elevation of 3,100 meters, Impression Lijiang managed to keep us in awe all throughout its performance. A cultural … Continue reading

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Lijiang

Nestled at the foot of the Jade Dragon Mountain, Lijiang is blessed with gorgeous natural surroundings. Infused with cultural flavors owing to the profound ethnic heritage of the region, which consequently has lured both the domestic and foreign tourist for … Continue reading

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Shaxi: Quaintest of Quaint

This must be the quaintest of quaint towns I’ve set foot on in quite a while if not in all of my travels. Found halfway between Dali and Lijiang, Shaxi is home to beautifully preserved adobe courtyard mansions that offer … Continue reading

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A Piece of Heaven

Magical, massive, magnificent—endless terraces in a sea of clouds is a sight to behold. Not foreign to rice terraces, I found myself awed by the vastness and intricacy of the Yuanyang terraces, now the 45th World Heritage Site in China. … Continue reading

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Jianshui: An Ancient Town Side Trip

Credits: Now is paper in green and orange; 4ever paper in argyle, love, and solid blue; 4ever striped ribbon—all by Splendid Fiin; Queen of Quirk star element. Many stop for lunch, but not many stay the night. An optional gateway just … Continue reading

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Yunnan

With the most ethnic groups among all of China, this southern part of China started to fascinate me when I was researching on Guilin a decade ago. And Yunnan had been on my mind ever since. Sharing external borders with … Continue reading

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