Beaten track

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Photos from "off the beaten track in China". Images included pictures taken from Tibet, Qinghai, Yunnan and Jiuzhaigo

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  • Tibet – Ladder to Haven Qinghai lake – largest salt water lake in China (Green Sea Providence), 3000 square meters Dongguan Mosque, Xining (600 years old) War Lord throne in carved from a single tree root Tibet train – 1200 miles , 16, 640 feet above sea level, is the world's highest rail track
  •   Lhasa Potala Palace – Dale Lama palace Yuk butter – essential ingredients in Tibetan life Very religious people -
  • Cloudless Sky Scared lake Yak skeleton
  • Faces of Tibet Tibetan people Farmer with Yuk Monks debating sutras Students got a ride to school Brave bikers on the way to Katmandu
  • Road to Mt. Everest 100 km – 10 hours, like riding inside a washing machine Cold, cold, cold – camera, video don’t work A temple carved into the stone (1000 years) Stone fence for keeping sheep
  • Flower basket of China Clean air, Clean water 26 ethnic groups. Cultural diversity Five famous attraction at different temper zones
  • Great foods, very colorful in both nature and arts/crafts
  • Valley of Nine Villages Tibetan residents
  • World heritage site
  • Jiuzhaigou's landscape is made up of high-altitude  karsts  shaped by  glacial ,  hydrological  and  tectonic  activity. Jiuzhaigou's best-known feature is its dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. The local Tibetan people call them "Haizi" in Chinese, meaning "son of the sea". Originating in glacial activity, they were dammed by rockfalls and other natural phenomena, then solidified by processes of carbonate deposition. Some lakes have a high concentration of  calcium carbonate , and their water is very clear so that the bottom is often visible even at high depths. The lakes vary in color and aspect according to their depths, residues, and surroundings.
  • Beaten track

    1. 1. Off The Beaten Track in China Columbia Friends of China February 16, 2012 By Hsiao-Mei & Ray Wiedmeyer
    2. 2. My Iphone Speaks Chinese but I don’t Julie Donnelly and Thomas Lata Event will be rescheduled later A non-Chinese speaking Columbia couple’s adventure in the land of Shangri-La
    3. 4. Xining, Qinghai
    4. 5. Xining-Tibet Rail
    5. 6. Lhasa
    6. 7. Ladder to Heaven
    7. 10. Yunnan – Paradise on Earth
    8. 11. Shangri-La
    9. 13. Lijiang
    10. 16. Dali
    11. 18. Kunming Stone Forest
    12. 19. Xishuang Banna Water Festival
    13. 21. Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan
    14. 23. Emerald Lake
    15. 24. Moss Waterfall
    16. 25. Huanglong (Yellow Dragon)
    17. 27. Come and enjoy the rest of China

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