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Travelling Through Yunan

Jiuxiang Cave


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Right after the Stone Forest, we took a bus to the Jiuxiang Cave.

On the way, the scenery was beautiful and I got some nice images even though the weather was less than sunny and I was taking them out of a moving bus. I also got an interesting shot of some farmers walking alongside the highway. I have no idea where they were going because we were mostly in the farm country.

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It was a lot to see back-to-back, but as you can see, the views were incredible.

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Before you go into the cave, they let you paddle around in this gorge area that has been created by water running from the cave.

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They've really done a nice job with the lighting in the cave and it highlights some of the unique aspects. One of the best things about visiting parks in China is that they were almost all renovated in 2008 in preparation for the Olympics. But outside of the major cities, the tourism really drops off, so sites like these aren't overcrowded like they might be in the USA.

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Then when you exit the cave, you take an overhead cable car back up to the top of the cliff. Wow, the view. Again. Unless you don't like heights.

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Posted by Blanchardlawn 02:15 Archived in China Tagged caves kunming jiuxiang Comments (0)

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