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

By Bruce Connolly | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-12-12 07:09

The road would continue north skirting past Sichuan before entering Tibet and on to Lhasa. My destination however was much closer. Heading past increasing numbers of villages; white chortens surrounded by prayer flags rose alongside the highway. Rounding a bend there lay Zhondian. We had arrived safely at what for me would be "Shangri-la" for several days.

Grandmother and child at the market 1995. [Photo by Bruce Connolly/chinadaily.com.cn]
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