Hidden Trails, Tribes & Markets: Yunnan To Vietnam

apa_4

Book Now!

Enter your email below to request more information.

Over a quarter of Yunnan’s 35 million people belong to 25 ethnic groups who still maintain their customs and traditional dress.  Walk through the old Tibetan town of Gyalthang commonly known as Shangri-La.  Explore a 300-year-old stunning hilltop monastery with over 700 monks and admire its murals and statuary.  Drive past grand mountain landscapes and steep gorges, with breathtaking descents into the river valleys.  Stop at a remote monastery to meet the friendly monks.  After unforgettable views over the largest nature reserve in Yunnan, arrive in Deqin in the very north of Yunnan on the borders of Tibet, Sichuan and Burma.  Pass numerous lamaseries and prayer flags to Mount Meili, the most revered Tibetan pilgrimage site.  Amble along the main market street to shop for antique saddle blankets, black pottery and azalea wood bowls and hike to picturesque villages with painted farmhouses.

Drive past idyllic villages to Tiger Leaping Gorge, which sits on the first bend of the Yangtze River.  Arrive in Lijiang, nestled in a valley and flanked by the dramatic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is the center of the Naxi culture and its intriguing Dongba religion that combines Hinayana Buddhism, Tibetan Lamaism and Shamanism.  Drive to the market town of Dali, a peaceful town, which lays at the edge of Lake Erhai, and has retained much of its traditional character.  Enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the azure Lake Erhai, at the base of the dramatic Changshan mountain range.  Fly to tropical Xishuangbanna located on the Lanchang (Mekong) River is known for its rare exotic plants, abundant bird life and ethnic diversity.  Visit local markets and villages, nature reserves and botanical gardens.  Finally, stroll through the classical gardens and walk along the famous “Bund” with it neo-classic architecture in Shanghai.

6065 Calvin Avenue

Tarzana, CA  91356  USA

800-825-1680

818-881-2749

info@asianpacificadventures.com

www.asianpacificadventures.com

News

  • 07/24/2014 Yunnan Tops in China for Wetland Biodiversity...Read More
  • 07/24/2014 China Spends Millions to Protect Koguryo Kingdom Site...Read More
  • 07/24/2014 3D Film on Show at Mogao Caves...Read More
  • 07/17/2014 Beijing Investing $7 Billion to Address Air Pollution...Read More
  • 07/17/2014 Forbidden City Extends Hours for Summer and Goes Mobile...Read More
  • 07/17/2014 Anhui Province Comes to U.S. plus New Flights...Read More
  • 07/10/2014 Beijing One of Three Finalists for 2022 Winter Olympics...Read More
  • 07/10/2014 Bullet Train Networks Continue to Grow...Read More
  • 07/10/2014 IBM Joins Efforts to Improve Beijing Air Conditions...Read More
  • 07/03/2014 Twin Panda Cubs Born in Chengdu...Read More