Paradise in the distance, I am on the road
2004.9.27 fled from Beijing.
12:00 arrive in Kunming, afternoon at Green Lake side of eating, strolling, dinner 8:00 to go to take a sleeper bus Xishuangbanna,
Middle of the night awake, quietly sat in the car in the dark along a long slope down line, and a few none of that happened, a star in the sky flashes, the moon round quickly, but the distance there is lightning, and sure enough, 10 minutes later, a sudden suffered a heavy rain on the car, and then walk a few kilometers, actually not any trace of rain, it was amazing.
Window Yingyingchaochuo is rolling mountains, lush vegetation anomaly, because in headlights to see them under the dense, high was short, to the roadside lined.
So thought: why the vegetation rich southwest, northwest (many places) why not a hair of students? Nature gives in fact the original are the same.
The driver muttering that there are still 120 where the time went to Jinghong, there is no high-speed road, the car began to bumps, drowsily done a strange dream, remember, and then the traffic jam, and then the day broke.
8 o'clock, to Jinghong, Xishuangbanna in state here, the city's buildings is not high, on both sides of the street planted with tall coconut trees, the air is very fresh.
We were then guided to the Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden, inside the beautiful, gentle slope meadow, a lot of flower tree, high and low density, wonderful shape, because it had never seen, and so it such as the exotic feel.
There is a girl in the garden corner of the study, the surrounding banana leaf was also much higher than her, the sun sprinkled on those leaves, shiny, and she was able to quiet exclusive.
The first girl had not carried, we are thousands of miles into the visitors, she was calm has life.
Other six guests after the merger, we were taken to a virgin forest in Xishuangbanna,
Recently entered and saw a beautiful lake, Dai's Mulou built in the woods across the lake, white swan flying from the top sequence, the skirted the lake, falling into the bushes.
Here the main national to Dai, Dai said the little girl as "Maude Korea," said the young man as "Caesar was Korea," so tour guides along the way, or small traders, "Maude Korea," "Caesar was Korea," shouted a non-stop.
Banna's climate is very wet and very conducive to plant growth, there is a story, an old man to the woods "singing" (Dai on the "toilet" and jokingly), out of a look, placed on the ground of the crutch has sprouted.
Deep in the woods, we also see a lot of dry down of the trees too, since body wait until they land, the new branch germination, and long into trees at the new trees.
Slopes of a very slender tree drained after just 30 meters from the trunk to drop the other one is more sturdy than its point of tree trunks, in this particular environment, the two trees grow on the interface even together slowly become the "hero save the beauty" of the spectacle.
On the way back, across a pontoon bridge, we visited a family Aini village, then abducting a game which is being organized, so we go grab one back, of course, and finally to pay the bill for.
Return in the evening arrival in Jinghong, a national entertainment center square of the Dai Rouqingsishui graceful girl street dance and Zhu Ganwu being staged eyeful crowd is full of joy.
29, Qu Wang daluo town, the road is very beautiful mountain valley, Dai sparsely shaded by a thatched cottage in the rice paddies, beautiful, very quiet.
At this point, China and Myanmar have been separated by a river, which is playing Luohe, we will drift along the boundary river from north to south, the ship halfway line in Myanmar, here are fruit and barbecue delivered free of charge to guests, the Chinese side, there Dai girls Wapen carrying his blessing to the guests splashing water.
Drifting the end of the Sino-Burmese border is the No. 392 pillar, pillar next to the Chinese side is a pretty unusual stockade - Meng Lai, village slightly undulating terrain, so the house can be found scattered beauty Meidong separate houses, Dai floor, all wooden structures, the color of the columns, staid and gray tiles roof, all around, many of the flowers and trees are dotted set off, stockade many people, not dogs, and no shops in sight, the mellow feeling of absolute tranquility more than metropolitan suburbs of the so-called noble villa.
Tour guides will bring guests to the floor of a house Dai visit, tour is free, Dai floor master placed tea and fruit, if the consumption of these things are free to the point of costs, the hostess - usually the family's old mother, have some self-made silver jewelry, or wearing a necklace of flowers to buy, very cheap, voluntary purchase, even if the selection of a half-day did not buy anything, and their eyes can not see where blame was intended.
The small village of brick-paved street, there are two of the little girl both 33, from 2 years old to like 5,6 years old, all dressed Huazhizhaozhan, with very pure English with the guests of the replies: "Uncle, aunts camera with children do? a little girl only accept a money. "could not bear to reject these lovely children, so exhaustively the greeting over, the kids immediately put on a variety of Peacock Dance of the model, their different positions, according to Wan-sang, and gave the kids money, kids will agree to say: "Uncle, Aunt Good-bye, I wish you bon voyage."
Even more lovely it is once again encountered a little girl, it is estimated less than two years old, said babble of words is not clear, but they will also Nieqi put a finger up some form of arm.
Be noted that the children here you can refuse her, she will not be pestering you.
Tour guide, said: Yunnan these people will be walking will be dancing, talking, you can sing.
In the not far from Chinese territory, as well as a national park, which inhabited by a variety of live specimens of endangered peoples, most of Myanmar's ethnic minorities, is said to be a boss of China's Zhejiang investments in order to protect these peoples to establish.
The guides here on the tribe of Burma, a quite handsome young man, the Chinese said it well.
More exotic garden and the long neck tribe peoples have the bird, bird tribe women who work day and night live in the trees, the men work day and night can only climb the tree to a garden hut only the Bantang sleep, when a woman needed him, will take wooden barrel barrels of him, he would down a woman do not need him, he will obediently return to the tree.
Long-necked tribe women with long necks for the United States, from small sets of Jiu Ji neck collar, the more sets of more pulled a very long neck, but the most bizarre is that their marriage - a dream marriage, girls, adult The first dream of the man was her husband, even if this man is his brother, Ye Hao, uncle that be to marry him, if she dreamed of marriage, then do not marry this girl's life should This also led to fewer and fewer people of their nation.
For reasons of language, we can not and their communication, but I can feel their sadness, many people understand their strange customs, but I think that each nation's ancient and unique things, it must be God in a long time ago in the creation of this nation when planted in their minds in the.
The same season, Myanmar, the sun is exceptionally strong, completely summer feeling, large urn in front of the Sino-Burmese Friendship Peak, Buddha Rinpu Yuli, finger the West, for the sentient beings Zhidianmijin Red Dust.
Worship of the Buddha and stroll through a bazaar in Myanmar Minela return to China in the "King really an octagonal pavilion" and "Dumu forest" attraction photographed image, we returned to Jinghong.
The direction of the third day to the Ganlan Ba, Dai met the woman on the morning market in hand with the natural rubber seeds and fragrant beans strung into a necklace in the sale, feeling very lovely, she bought some, have gone back to give my friends to make ornaments.
Menglun beautiful tropical botanical garden, where is a typical Banna, Dai girls dressed in costumes, holding umbrellas walk through the green of the ocean is so admirable.
Then go to the Ganlan Ba of the Dai Park, fortunately with the stockade the most beautiful girl in a Dai together a video.
2:00 PM, Dai Park, a grand Songkran began, visitors for the national costume, with more than 100 square Dai little girl walking around the splashing water a week, and then into the pool, host a while ominous sound, the splashing water started, instant, spray everywhere, could not open eyes, and only his head down random splash of the water warm, the mood has never been carefree.
The evening of September 30, scattered groups, and we flew to Lijiang, living in the Begonia Garden, Begonia Garden, whose owner was and aunt, and she was once the most famous Lijiang Naxi dancers, go to Beijing and Japan, performed, knowledge of Naxi and the Han Chinese culture.
October 1, take the big rope on the Yulong Snow Mountain, cable end elevation of 4905 meters, many people have the reaction to high altitudes, the two companions did not move forward, and I was breathing heavily along the Plank Road to continue to climb, half an hour later finally reached the end of Plank Road and saw a huge glaciers and snow, the above is not very cold, and even a moment when the nice and warm, but suddenly there are chunks of clouds drifting over, actually it began to hail a large bean, I hurriedly rolling down the mountain.
Yulong Snow Mountain side there are two beautiful alpine meadow, one Yunshan Ping, one is Maoniuping, because last year went to Yun Shanping, it went straight down from the snow-capped mountains of the Maoniuping.
MAONIUPING is an open and quiet, alpine meadows, forests, lakes and valleys blending mystery, Maoniuping gradient at its base there is a long berm along the gentle slope leading to the Peak, Plank Road on both sides there are two rows of wooden houses, is the possession of China sell trinkets or snacks where there is a Tibetan girl, loudly telling us happily greeting her a good long look, and we promised her when she came back here to eat.
The side slopes are Tibetan monasteries, temples, behind the higher slopes there are many wind and horse flags fluttering in the wind fluttering through the front of the pass to go, Maoniuping in the distance and forest phase, at the end of a Tibetan house, the house behind is a more mysterious valley, I think, where I am faced with temptation.
Back on the road, such as around a beautiful Tibetan girl eat grilled yak meat and corn, companion asked her, are you willing to him (referring to me) went to Beijing and ah, she said with a smile I can, I want to call her, and she said the family had no telephone, she said her family in front of the valley.
From MAONIUPING down to the Old Town of Lijiang is already dark, though inundated with rain, but the visitors clearly a lot more than yesterday, small bridges are still China and the United States as before, but simply take this to visitors, while with the noisy set City no difference.
Lijiang, a suitable place to be over-exaggerated a daze and eventually lost tranquility.
October 2 in Lijiang city, random walk with companions, you can buy all kinds of little things to give as gifts, getting all kinds can be a show off or a commemorative photo, passing last year, a small clothing store, the shop remains the same, shop the owner remains the same, but the owner will not recall that last year this same season, and another person who I had walked into her small shops.
The next day, went to the Black Dragon Pool and the beam river town, and then the next, but also spent a day in Lijiang, when everyone was bored of Lijiang Roumei time, we finally decided to go to Shangri-la of.
October 5, line 5 chartered went to the Shangri-La, the driver is the Mosuo tribe, 30-year-old appearance, he has worked with more than 20 women came marriage, and had two children, two women were reared , and he himself is responsible for raising his sister's children, Moso tribe of men and women in the adult (13 years) are free to go after the marriage, they take a unique marriage system has been hailed as the world's most rational institution of marriage, but there subject to external shocks, about 20% of people have chosen monogamy, perhaps 20 years later, the nation's most unique areas likely to be cease to exist.
Car to enter the small Zhongdian, valley began to open up, the familiar red Euphorbia flower is still enchanting, mysterious, barley frame is still beckons here, has entered the Shangri-la of.
Go any further, and further raise the terrain, large Zhongdian Zhongdian is more than a small atmosphere, charming distant mountains, grasslands open. Tibetan houses are of stone, mud and wood construction, is located in the plains or in the hillside, perfect and harmonious.
Shangri-La (Zhongdian) County, nothing like its name, all kinds of jagged concrete structure, so that Shangri-La's horizon disappeared.
Are all Lake is still pure and beautiful, especially Natiao are all leading to the lake valley, which is like a paradise valley scenery, beautiful people palpitations.
Leaving an all lakes, go to Bita Lake, arrived in the time gate, fast sun goes down, the car would not go in, but at the moment, we have seen the shocking spectacle of the most people, the valley in front of strands of white mist rose from the bottom onwards, held out from the surrounding mountains like a pyramid, with shares rising white mist, through heaven and earth, as if Tianzhu general.
"Kamiyama!" I can not help but exclaimed, "Yes Kamiyama!" Everyone hailed the master has crashed Moso tribe said: I am really Kamiyama!
That night, we live in Zhongdian, the first two days went according to La Prairie, according to La Prairie boundless, the Tibetan people are singing in the rain in "Shambhala Shambhala is not far away, but in the 。。。。。。", Where?
Return the way across the valley opposite the Yunnan saw the largest Buddhist monastery complex - Songzanlinsi last year, this time inside a face charity has worked with a master that would like to make a monk a monk asked him if he did not take me close, he that can, but need to let me go to the temple's highest living Buddha to ask for instructions, I did not go.
This did not go to the temple to worship, masters must have Fortunately, I was still a passers-by outstanding bonds of this world.
"Lost Horizon" also read, and Meili Snow Mountain, also came to worship, but a paradise for the Hilton pen where? It is said that Shangri-La is the book's descriptions of the Grand Canyon of the Blue Moon Canyon, but I do not have time to go, and even went to, it may not be looking for that, because I know heaven must have been tree Dangzhe intersection in heaven, the scenery must have been clouds covering their, the laity can not be peeping of.
Because I have outstanding bonds of this world, so that I passed through Heaven's Gate, but also not the time.