Yunnan · Lijiang
Lijiang County

Picture: First Bend of the Yangzi River as seen from Shigu.
First Bend of the Yangzi: First Bend of the Yangzi River as seen from Shigu.


Lijiang - Twenty Years On

Jim Goodman, veteran researcher and writer on Yunnan and its people, has just republished his 1997 book "Children of the Jade Dragon: the Naxi and Yi of Northwest Yunnan". In its new preface he looks back at the changes the last twenty years have brought.

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Judian

A history trading post on the upper reaches of the Yangzi.

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Red Cliffs of Liming

The Danxia, or red sandstore, cliffs around Liming are a hikers' and climbers' paradise that is just now being discovered.

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Shigu and the First Bend of the Yangzi

The turn of the Yangzi made Chinese civilization possible and was the location of many important battles.

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