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Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016 (Part Two)

In Brief: A second set of photos from a fun trip in the mountains of Yunnan Province.

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Songzanlin Monastery, Shangri-La.

Our five-day trip to Lijiang and Shangri-La hits the key sights of the two towns, and includes walks and side trips that explore more of what is often overlooked on visits to the area.

We start out in Lijiang, visiting the old town and hiking in the surrounding countryside.

After a good look about in Lijiang, we drive on through the mountains to Shangri-La, where the main sight is the Songzanlin Monastery.

This is the second set of photos from the trip, all from phone cameras for a different perspective.

You can see the photos taken with the pro camera in Part One of the Lijiang and Shangri-La photos.

Snow mountains near Shangri-La - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Snow mountains near Shangri-La.

Prayer flags above the town - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Prayer flags above the town.

Hiking near Shangri-La – look out for the pig! - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Hiking near Shangri-La – look out for the pig!

We hiked down to the Songzanlin Monastery - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

We hiked down to the Songzanlin Monastery.

Looking back towards Shangri-La - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Looking back towards Shangri-La.

Songzanlin Monastery and its reflection in the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Songzanlin Monastery and its reflection in the lake.

Songzanlin Monastery - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Songzanlin Monastery.

Tibetan-style architecture in the monastery - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Tibetan-style architecture in the monastery.

Our local guide explained to us the history of the Songzanlin Monastery - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Our local guide explained to us the history of the Songzanlin Monastery.

We tried yak butter tea and local food in a Tibetan guesthouse - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

We tried yak butter tea and local food in a Tibetan guesthouse.

A cute little Tibetan girl - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

A cute little Tibetan girl.

The little girl knows exactly what to do in a photo - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

The little girl knows exactly what to do in a photo.

Now everyone is doing it! - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Now everyone is doing it!

We visited a local market - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

We visited a local market.

Monks in Shangri-La’s old town - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Monks in Shangri-La’s old town.

We hiked up to the “Hundred Chickens” Temple, with views of Shangri-La's new town behind - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

We hiked up to the “Hundred Chickens” Temple, with views of Shangri-La’s new town behind.

Shangri-La in the mist - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Shangri-La in the mist.

A local guide gave us all the information about “Hundred Chickens” Temple - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

A local guide gave us all the information about “Hundred Chickens” Temple.

Incense burning in the temple - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Incense burning in the temple.

Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Tiger Leaping Gorge.

More V-signs - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

More V-signs

More V-signs!? - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

More V-signs!?

After dinner we went out for a few drinks - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

After dinner we went out for a few drinks.

Horse riding near Lashi Lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Horse riding near Lashi Lake.

Jumping competition - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Jumping competition.

Group shot - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Group shot.

Lashi Lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Lashi Lake.

Lashi Lake scenery - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Lashi Lake scenery.

We went out on the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

We went out on the lake.

Kayaking on the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Kayaking on the lake.

Kayaking on the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Kayaking on the lake.

Kayaking on the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Kayaking on the lake.

Kayaking on the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Kayaking on the lake.

Pavilions and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Pavilions and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

A tree mirrored in the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

A tree mirrored in the lake.

Naxi musicians with their traditional instruments - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, November 2016

Naxi musicians with their traditional instruments.

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