2014 Lijiang Yunnan Trip

These pictures were taken in and around Lijiang China, in the province of Yunnan.  Lijiang is located in the northwest part of Yunnan, close to the Himalayas.  For centuries traders have journeyed on this route, known as the highest and longest trading route in the world, from Yunnan China to Tibet.  The Chinese Emperors traded puer tea for the highly valued Tibetan horses, that where known for their stamina.  The Buddhist monks are the biggest drinkers of puer tea.  It is an essential part of their diet.

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