Discovering Yunnan’s Tibetan Plateau - A personal Shangri-La

By Bruce Connolly | | Updated: 2017-12-12 07:09

Next morning I boarded a bus to "Zhong Dian". The start of a journey, at times terrifying, as we climbed out from Qiaotou along a highway perched above a fast flowing river that villagers crossed via wire ropes. The road was bumpy and in places partly washed away by recent landslides - boulders fell towards the cascading waters. My fellow passengers were fascinating to observe - a representation of probably every ethnic nationality from northwestern Yunnan. Sitting beside me a maroon-robed Buddhist monk prayed with wooden beads.

Copper cooking pots 1995.[Photo by Bruce Connolly/]
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