Lijiang was definately atmospheric. In the old part of town just about everything was designed to catch the tourist eye. The Black Dragon Pool Park certainly did that. A mixture of old and new coupled with water – stilland expansive or flowing over small rapids. Flowers galore. The older generation was out in force dressed in traditional Naxi attire ..small groups doing local dances accompanied by small handheld drums. It is also know as the photo hotspot for views of Yulong mountain. Unfortunately for us only a beautiful mild sunny day with blue skies and decorative clouds….
Strolling along the side of the river early morning….
If you look closely in the background is a boat made of flowers.
Rapids and the soft sound of water flowing…..
Yours truly at a photo hotspot! For those of you with a creative imagination…. behind those clouds is a very large and grand mountain! Not to be seen today.
Water is the source of life…
This sign of course speaks for itself.
I had great time standing behind and trying to figure out the steps. They were good and kept going for ages!!
There were performances on this stage
Some locals waiting in the wings….
A very beautiful and very old restored temple
This is another photo hotspot…..yes there really are mountains there just shrouded in cloud!