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Text by: Jian Shuo Wang | Photographs by: Jian Shuo Wang
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Look at the Mount. Xiannairi, shining under the sun with drop of blue skies. Standing 6,032 meters above sea level, it is one of the three holy mountains in Yading. It looks like a fairy land. Taken from Luorong Cattle Field.

Lying wood in the Lake Pearl. Check the color of the water - it is like a jade. Yading is featured by its snow mountains and mysterious Tibetan culture, but the waters are also among the best I have ever seen.

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Woodland near the river. The trees has different colors and the water is crystal clear. I seems no body has never been there. Taken near Chonggu Temple in Yading.

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Looking up to the Mount. Xiannairi, with trees of various color and Lake Pearl in foreground. No body has never been to the top of the mountain yet.

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Xiannairi, the holy mountain. It is so near. Looking from the Lake Pearl.

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Tibetan village lying in the valley between Riwa and Daocheng. The tough road is winding among the green mountains and the brook is singing all the day - it is completely another world for the Tibet residents. Pay attention to the unique Tibetan architecture.

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An old woman in Riwa. She is 81 years old and speaks Tibetan. She is so nice and greeted us with simple Mandarin.

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Snow fields on Haizi Mount. We marched through two different seasons in that day, from hot summer to icy winter. The black lines are the road winding among the moutians.

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The night of Litang County. 3,900 meters in altitude, it is the highest settlement in the world. It is a pity that we did stayed there.

Chonggu Temple, on the half way from our Yading base to Luorong Mount.

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Spraying flags on the top of the mountain...

Black and white - like a Chinese paint. Look at the mountains hanging on the sky.

Lake Pearl

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Snow capped peak of Mt. Yangmaiyong with an altitude of 5958 meters (19,542 feet). It looks like a spear pointing to the sky. It is breathtaking when you see it by your own eyes.

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Sprayer flags and stacked stones

This kind of sceneries - mountains after mountains, grass after grass - are along the 1000+ kilometers 318 Chuang-Zang Highway.

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Baddish in the Chonggu Temple, showing the best wishes to his guests.

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It is the first time I steps out of the bus to breath the fresh air of Mt. Balang. It is about 4,600 meters high above sea level. I felt headache there - the effect of altitude sickness. In the high land, I have to walk very slowly.

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Trees and mountains near Daocheng. It is said that the wood extends to about 5 km.

On the way back from Daocheng to Xinduqiao. The mountain is covered partly by snow.

Brook running and singing along the valley of Yading.

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My friends' resources

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Eyes To Heart

    Travelogue by Caca in Chinese

Luo Ye Hong's Photo in Xinduqiao
    Miss Luo comes from Fuzhou. She has been an independent traveler or explorer for some time. She brought much liveliness to the group.

Caca and Xiaobai's Photo in Daocheng
    Caca and Xiaobai come from Wenzhou and they work for Wenzhou Daily. It is an admirable to be the editor of the travel column. See their professional photos.

Video in Daocheng
    Cautious: The video size is large - 48M in size

Jiuzhaigou by Maphis
    Maphis's photos in Jiuzhaigou. He did much better job to express the waters and mountains in Jiuzhaigou using his camera.

Daocheng Photos by Cuanyu
    I met Cuanyu in a very interesting way. He obviously explored more in Daocheng than me. Take a look at photos he took.

Dream Like Tibet
    My friend sent these pictures to me. I am not sure of the photographer of these pictures yet. I hope I can put his/her name with the fanatics pictures and offer a link back to his/her site.

Questions and Answered about Daocheng

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Trekking in the Yading Reserve, Dabpa by Pamela Logan

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