Shangri-La (Xianggelila) 香格里拉

How to get there: We arrived by air from Chengdu, and we left Shangri-La by bus to Daocheng 稻城 (Yading 亚丁) in Sichuan Province, the trip took 10 hours.The altitude of Shangri-La City is 3280 meters.The city was formerly called Zhongdian 中甸. Scenic areas visited:Balagezong 巴拉格宗 (see this post)Pudacuo 普达措 (see this post)Shika Snow Mountain … Continue reading Shangri-La (Xianggelila) 香格里拉

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Shangri-La (Xianggelila) – Pudacuo 香格里拉 普达措

How to get there: 40 minutes by bus or taxi from Shangri-La CityTime needed in the scenic area: one dayAltitude: between 3500 and 4000 meters (roughly the same as Lhasa). Official website:in English: http://www.pdcuo.com/english/index.htmlin Chinese: http://www.pdcuo.com/ The two main tourist areas in Pudacuo are Bita Lake 碧塔海 and Shudu Lake 属都海. See also Shangri-La main … Continue reading Shangri-La (Xianggelila) – Pudacuo 香格里拉 普达措

Yading 亚丁

Location: Sichuan Province, Ganzi (Garze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Daocheng County四川省 甘孜藏族自治州 稻城县 Official website in Chinese: http://www.yading.cn/mdd/120.htmlIn English: http://lf.yadingtour.com/en/ How to get there: 3 hours (130 kilometers) by bus from Daocheng Yading Airport.At 4,411 m (14,472 ft), Daocheng Yading 稻城亚丁机场 is the highest civilian airport in the world. The airport bus passes through Daocheng County … Continue reading Yading 亚丁

Yading – Frog Lake (Qingwahai or Qingwahu) 亚丁 青蛙海 (青蛙湖)

For more maps and details about the entire Yading scenic area, see Yading main post Time needed for the hike: At least half a day, depending on how long time you want to spend around the lake. We returned to the starting point after 5-6 hours. We didn't meet any tourists at all during the … Continue reading Yading – Frog Lake (Qingwahai or Qingwahu) 亚丁 青蛙海 (青蛙湖)

Yading – Milk Lake and Five Color Lake 亚丁 牛奶海 与 五色海

For more maps and details about Yading scenic area, see Yading main post How to get there: The sightseeing bus starts at Yading ticket office, and the last stop is Luorong Pasture (Meadow) 洛绒牛场 after 90 minutes. The hike up to Milk Lake starts here, and it takes 2-3 hours depending on how much you … Continue reading Yading – Milk Lake and Five Color Lake 亚丁 牛奶海 与 五色海

Yading – Zhuomala (Pearl) Lake 亚丁 卓玛拉措 (珍珠海)

For more maps and details about the Yading scenic area, see Yading main post. How to get there: The sightseeing bus from Yading ticket office stops at Chonggusi 冲古寺 after a little more than one hour, and the hike up to Zhuomala Lake starts there. Time needed: half a day. We arrived in Shangri-La (Riwa) … Continue reading Yading – Zhuomala (Pearl) Lake 亚丁 卓玛拉措 (珍珠海)

Chongqing Mountain City Walkway (Shancheng budao) No.3 重庆 山城步道 第三步道

Location: Chongqing City 重庆市 Shancheng budao (Mountain City Walkway) No.3 is the most popular walkway in Chongqing. How to get there: Subway line 1 or 2 to Jiaochangkou Station 较场口, and then a 5-10 minutes walk to Mati Road 马蹄街 (see photo below). Time of visit: October 2019 Chongqing subway map: The weather was very … Continue reading Chongqing Mountain City Walkway (Shancheng budao) No.3 重庆 山城步道 第三步道

Chongqing Mountain City Walkways (Shancheng budao) – Huangge Gudao (Ancient Road)重庆 山城步道 – 黄葛古道

Location: Chongqing City, Nan'an District 重庆市 南岸区 We started at Huangjueya Old Street 黄桷垭老街 and followed the path down the mountain to the end. Official website: https://www.ichongqing.info/attraction/huangge-ancient-road/ Time of visit: October 2019 Huangjueya Old Street 黄桷垭老街: The weather was very bad, so here's only one photo:

Guizhou Shier beihou – Shuanghegu (Shuanghedong) 贵州 十二背后 双河谷 (双河洞)

Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Suiyang County 贵州省 遵义市 绥阳县 How to get there: 45 minutes by bus from Zunyi City to Suiyang, and then a little less than one hour (50 km) by taxi from Suiyang. The two main scenic areas in Shier beihou are Shuanghegu and Qingxixia Gorge 清溪峡 (see this post). The … Continue reading Guizhou Shier beihou – Shuanghegu (Shuanghedong) 贵州 十二背后 双河谷 (双河洞)

Guizhou 12 (Shier) Beihou – Underground Crack 贵州 十二背后 地下裂缝

Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Suiyang County 贵州省 遵义市 绥阳县 How to get there: 45 minutes by bus from Zunyi City to Suiyang, and then a little less than one hour (50 km) by taxi from Suiyang. Underground Crack scenic area is situated beside Shuanghegu (Shuanghedong) 双河谷 (双河洞), just a short walk away, see this … Continue reading Guizhou 12 (Shier) Beihou – Underground Crack 贵州 十二背后 地下裂缝

Guizhou – 12 (Shier) Beihou – Qingxixia Gorge 贵州 十二背后 清溪峡

Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Suiyang County 贵州省 遵义市 绥阳县 How to get there: 45 minutes by bus from Zunyi City to Suiyang, and then a little more than one hour (60 km) by taxi from Suiyang. The two main scenic areas in Shier beihou are Qingxixia Gorge and Shuanghegu 双河谷 (see this post). The … Continue reading Guizhou – 12 (Shier) Beihou – Qingxixia Gorge 贵州 十二背后 清溪峡

Guizhou – Wanfodong (“Ten Thousand Buddhas Cave”) 贵州 万佛洞

Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Suiyang County 贵州省 遵义市 绥阳县 How to get there: 10 minutes by bus or taxi from central Suiyang Time of visit: October/November 2019 Official website (in Chinese): http://www.wfdjq.com/ Entrance ticket: Cable car ticket: Photo taken from the bus stop outside the entrance: It's possible to walk all the way up … Continue reading Guizhou – Wanfodong (“Ten Thousand Buddhas Cave”) 贵州 万佛洞

Chongqing Pengshui – Ayihe (Ayi River) 重庆 彭水 阿依河

Location: Chongqing City, Pengshui County 重庆市 彭水县 How to get there: 40 minutes by taxi from central Pengshui Time of visit: October 2019 Official website in Chinese: http://www.ayihepiaoliu.com/Introduction.html Time needed in the scenic area: at least half a day. Many visitors only hike a couple of hours to Niujiaozhai 牛角寨 (Ox Horn Village) and then … Continue reading Chongqing Pengshui – Ayihe (Ayi River) 重庆 彭水 阿依河

Chongqing Pengshui – Moweishan Mountain 重庆 彭水 摩围山

Location: Chongqing City, Pengshui County 重庆市 彭水县 How to get there: one hour by taxi from central Pengshui. The road from Pengshui to Moweishan passes just outside the entrance to Chiyou Jiulicheng 蚩尤九黎城 scenic area (see this post). Time needed in the scenic area: we stayed here for 3-4 hours. We entered through Eastern Gate … Continue reading Chongqing Pengshui – Moweishan Mountain 重庆 彭水 摩围山

Chongqing Pengshui – Chiyou Jiulicheng 重庆 彭水 蚩尤九黎城

Location: Chongqing City, Pengshui County 重庆市 彭水县 How to get there: 15 minutes by taxi from central Pengshui Time of visit: October 2019 Moweishan (Mowei Mountain) 摩围山 scenic area is less than an hour away by car, the road from Pengshui to Moweishan passes just outside the entrance to Chiyou Jiulicheng (see this post). We … Continue reading Chongqing Pengshui – Chiyou Jiulicheng 重庆 彭水 蚩尤九黎城

Chongqing Qianjiang 重庆 黔江

Location: Chongqing City, Qianjiang District 重庆市 黔江区 Official website (in Chinese): http://www.qjly.cn How to get there: around 4 hours by bus or train from Chongqing. Enshi City in Hubei Province is closer, 2 1/2 hours by bus. Time of visit: October 2019 The 4 most popular scenic areas are: Balahu 芭拉胡 See this post Xiaonanhai … Continue reading Chongqing Qianjiang 重庆 黔江