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Travel Guide - Dulongjiang River Canyon,Nujiang

Dulong River Canyon is situated in the northwest of Yunnan Province affordable China travel packages, and neighbors with Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and India in the north, neighboring with Burma in the west. The thorough fish survey was taken from October to November in 2004, and 883 specimens and 7 species were sampled; these species belong to 3 families or subfamilies £¨Sisoridae, Schizothoracinae and Labeoninae£? and 6 genera £¨Pseudecheneis, Pareuchiloglans, Oreoglanis, Exostoma, Schizothorax and Placocheilus£?. The present research provide the complete description for each species. Comparised with ichthyofaunas of neighboring water system, the ichthyofauna of Dulong watershed is closer with that of Nujiang River.

Dulong River rises from Boshulachen Snow Mountain in Tibet. The upper branch, Luoluo River and Mabiluo River, converge into Dulongjiang River Yangtze River tour. The Chinese part of Dulongjiang River is 250 km long. The river flows into Gongshan County from Dibuli and passes Maoding, turns west, passes Maku Village in Gongshan County and flows into Burma and joins Enmeikai River. The Yunnan part is 80 km long and has a drainage area of 1,947 sq km. Along Dulong River is the famous Hengduan Mountains.

To the west of the river is Dandanglika Moutain Holidays in China and to the east of the river is Gaoligong Mountain. The terrain changes a lot in the region, and the temperature varies much at the foot of the mountain and the top of the moutain. The rushing river water drops greatly in the river. The velocity of flow vary from three meters per second to six meters per second. There are also rare birds and animals and precious Chinese medicine materials in the thick forests along the river. Up to now, the region has not been developed.

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Travel Guide - Nixi Pottery Village,Shangri-la

Nixi Pottery Village is a small Tibetan village nestling along the popular adventure route from Deqing to Zhongdian of the famed Shangri-La in Yunnan Province affordable China tours. Nixi Village is the most "Shangri-la" part of Shangri-la.

However, the Nixi Pottery Village is by no means a one-hit-wonder. It is well known for the century-old art, making pottery. Around 70 out of the 100 families in the village are engaged in this traditional art. Many of them have built pottery workshops. It's amazing to watch the locals processing the item. The item is purely hand-made which makes it unique and precious. The raw material clay, is taken from a mountain three kilometres away.

The pottery items made here include pots, jars, stoves, basins, teapots and some others. Nowadays many visitors will make a stopover here, perhaps buying some pieces or just watching how the locals deal with their ancient art.

The Yunnan Shangrila Grand Canyon National Park China travel service has worked with renowned Tibetan musician Tashi Nyima to produce a record titled "Returning to Balagezong" to promote tourism in the region.

The park, located in Nixi Township, Shangrila Town, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwestern Yunnan Province, covers an area of 176 sq km and is the only scenic area named after "Shangrila" in Yunnan.

According to Sina Dingzhu, founder of the park, the Bala Village is the only village in the grand canyon. It is said that the villagers are descendants of a heroic tribe in neighboring Sichuan Province and moved to the canyon 1,300 years as they were tired of war.

Years ago, the canyon was still isolated from the outsides world and the locals could only travel elsewhere via paths Holidays in China on precipitous cliffs and it would take two or three days to get out of the canyon.

Sina Dingzhu, a native of the village and successful businessman, invested 160 million yuan building his hometown in the national park.

The record centers on the story of Sina Dingzhu and with the traditional Tibetan culture, it will also display the unique and magnificent sceneries of the park and the tough spirit of the Bala people.

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History and religion for Dongba Kingdom

Lijiang affordable China tours has always been a beautiful place of peace and auspiciousness. Many different religions, such as the Naxi people's Dongba religion, Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon Religion of the Tibetan people, as well as Catholicism spread here by Western missionaries, peacefully co-exist in the region.


Over 1,000 years ago, the Naxi people, a branch of the ancient nomadic Qiang people who originated in Northwest China, settled along the banks of the Jinsha River Yangtze River tour in the Hengduan Mountains of Southwest China.

In the long process of development, the Naxi people created mysterious hieroglyphs which recorded objects in nature and the way that people lived. Such hieroglyphs have been recognized as a "living fossil" among the whole world's written languages.Although 10 centuries have lapsed, the fascinating hieroglyphs have been well preserved and are still revered by the Dongba shamans in their religious ceremonies.

In the Naxi language Public China Holidays, which is soft and musical, "Dongba" means "sage who can make divination and chant scriptures." In fact, the Dongba shamans are learned scholars in many fields: ancient sorcery, medicine, arts and crafts, history and literature. Throughout history, the Dongba shamans have been vital in carrying on the cultural lineage of the Naxi people.

Although many Dongba shamans' skills were cultivated by their fathers, any young man interested in the practice could also become an apprentice and gain local people's recognition through years of hard work. One of the basic tasks that a novice must accomplish before he could become a Dongba shaman is mastering the skill of writing the Dongba scriptures, which are written entirely in hieroglyphs.

With a bamboo pencil, special ink and a kind of brown paper made through a complicated process, the Dongba shamans paint the hieroglyphs for different scriptures.

The Dongba scriptures are like an encyclopedia of Naxi history and culture, as they record everything from details of religious ceremonies to legends of the world's beginning, production and life of the society, geology and astronomy, animals and plants, as well as the fundamental belief that humans should co-exist with nature in peace. In 2003, Ancient Naxi Dongba Literature Manuscripts were included in the World Memory Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.Before modern medicine and mass media reached the Naxi people, locals relied on the Dongbas to hold various rituals with goals ranging from grave matters such as paying tribute to Heaven and Earth to trivialities like treating an ailment.

Dongba Religion China travel service can be seen as a primitive polytheism which worships everything in nature. Although Dongba Religion was widely practised, somehow it never developed into strict organizations in temples as did Tibetan Buddhism, which has many branches and grand monasteries.

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