Tag Archives: Yunnan

On the rocks

You didn’t think I was finished with Shaxi and the valleys of western Yunnan did you? As a site central to the power of the Dali and Nanzhao kings, the region was a center of flowering culture – on mercifully … Continue reading

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The Other Silk Road

This is the first of several entries about one of the most interesting off-the-beaten path places I visited in China – the old Tea and Horse Caravan Trail town of Shaxi. Everyone knows about the old Silk Road(s) which passed … Continue reading

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