Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scenes from Lijiang

After Dali, another bus took us to a similar tourist town, Lijiang.  Like Dali, Lijiang has an old town, mountains, minorities (mostly Naxi in Lijiang), and tourists.

We mostly used the town as a base for our Tiger Leaping Gorge adventure, but we managed a few hours for exploring.

Night scenes...

A late night meal of Naxi baba bread, stir-fried veggies, and rice.

In Old Town

Wish lanterns that you can buy and float down the canals

Locals socializing over their fire

Morning Scenes...

View from our hostel: Sunrise over old town

Heating tea

Bar street (You'd never guess by looking at it)

One of many canals criss-crossing the town

More old town

Wishing bells

Wish you happy every day!

Water wheel
In the midst of our Lijiang time, we took off for a 2-day hike of Tiger Leaping Gorge.  Photos coming soon, assuming you're not tired of me yet. :)


  1. Nice... Lot of familiar scenes! How was Alexander's?

    1. Hmm... I have a feeling I'm supposed to remember Alexander's, but I don't.

  2. Quaint, slightly out of place French pastry shop on the road from the hostel into town! It was our breakfast for at least one or two mornings I think. :)