LiJiang is a small city in YuanNang Province in China. Like many other southwestern areas, LiJiang has many breathtaking landscapes and great cultral heritage. It is photographers' heaven for all the seasons. LiJiang is famous also because Shangrila is not far from the city. Shangrila is the beautiful imaginary place depicted in James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon (published in 1933). Because of high altitude (about 4000m), my son didn't feel comfortable during our last trip. Therefore we didn't visit Shangrila. This will give us another big reason to go back to LiJiang in the near future. Mt. YuLong (i.e., Jade dragon) The tallest peak of Mt. YuLong View attachment 12282 Tree over the cliff View attachment 12283 Canyon HuTiao (Narrow Canyon even Tiger had jumped over) This is one of sources of Yangtze River. View attachment 12284 Pole of lovers View attachment 12285 Sunset over canyon wall View attachment 12286 Lake LaShi. This is migrant bird heaven during winter. View attachment 12287 NaXi (nationality) woman. NaXi has a tradition that women do heavy work in the fields while men take care of kids and home. View attachment 12288 If these are too many photos, let me know and I'll split it into several posts. Thanks for viewing.