China - Yes again...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by franki, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. franki

    franki NB Rider

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    The Mani pile of stones are the Tibetan's way of paying respect to the gods.


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    The road to Blue Moon mountain


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    The wooden racks are for drying the barley crops.


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    Carved stones on the Mani pile
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  2. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Thanks for posting; Looking forward to the rest . . . . . .


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    Great photos & descriptions.

    Thanks again.
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  3. franki

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    Road heading into the mountains


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    Tourists on a day trip


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    Pagoda in the village


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    Pagoda in the field


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    New village house everywhere
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  4. franki

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    Roaming on the grassland


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    Another village by the Napa lake


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    Free ranch horses


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    Rounding up her horse


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    Working in the field


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    Old man and horse
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  5. franki

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    Dukezong old town walking tour


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    Prayer flags on the wall


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    Tibetan style front gate


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    Tangka is a fine art of Tibet. This particular painting has been worked on for over 12 months.


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    All the colours are from minerals which is very colour fast/


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    This finished Tangka took 18 months to complete.
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  6. franki

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    Temple in the Dukezong old town


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    Cooling the heels during the walk.


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    Villages outside of Shangri-la is worth exploring


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    Nice valley with purple flowers blooming


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  7. franki

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    City in the rain & sun


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    Light and shade
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  8. China_huangmaomao

    China_huangmaomao n00b

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    Lao Yang?老杨?
    It's u?
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  9. franki

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    I headed back south to Shaxi to check out the quiet village I used to know.


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    The valley is still beautiful


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    The river is still clear


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    The village seems to have expanded.
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  10. franki

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    Wild life in Shaxi


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    Monkey business


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    Lake side bungalow


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    Cliff side temple


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    Pavillion in the wild
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  11. franki

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    Secluded living


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    Tough life


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    Panorama


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    The village I stayed in.



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  12. franki

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    Car park shot


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    Topo lines


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    Shaxi plaza
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  13. franki

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    You are not wrong.:evil
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  14. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    one day I'll get there on a bike want to see some traditional Hakka houses.
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  15. franki

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    Foreigners are not allowed to visit. According to CIA info, these are secret missile silos:deal
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  16. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    its a odd thing having dual nationality the UK will accept that I have Hong Kong citizenship, and by having Hong Kong citizenship the Chinese government accept I'm Chinese and don't have any other nationality, legally as of 2011 I have entitlement to be able to do 2 years military service. I'm tempted to do it after university to get a break from 8 years of studying engineering.
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  17. franki

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    Night scene of Shaxi


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  18. franki

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    Coffee / tea shop
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  19. franki

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    The singing birds in the courtyard woke me up in the morning.


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    Farmers in the field


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    Strolling around the village


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  20. franki

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    I chose a dirt road to cut accross the mountain and facing some road work.


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    The JH600 is not designed to handle this kind of road condition. It was very hard work trying to get through this section of road works.


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    Finally got back on good road surface.
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