On the Li River, where people come to enjoy the scenery of the famous limestone hills – except if they can’t quite enjoy it because something went wrong. Which is obviously the case, here…
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玉龙雪山, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is one of the famous scenic spots close by Lijiang in Yunnan. One climbs from 2500 m (8200 feet) and spring-like conditions to over 4500 m (almost 15000 feet), into the ice and snow of one of the glaciers closest to the equator.
Chu Yi (初一) is the first day of a month in the lunar calendar. That day, New Year’s day. Traditionally, this is the time to visit ancestral graves and/or friends and relatives, wishing for a good new year. In the video, just a little picnic scene, looking out from Elephant Hill onto Lijiang, Yunnan.
Admittedly, China is usually good for lots of people… so also Kunming, where these images were gathered. in this short video, bringing in a contrast: The first impression, a Buddhist temple and walking meditation; the second part, Wal-Mart before Spring Festival.
Note: Such role calls in front of stores or restaurants are quite common (actually, there was one happening at the next restaurant down the block), but public dancing of the restaurant staff is not so usual. That one sure got some looks even from Chinese passersby ;-)
Note: Sanya is *the* resort town on Hainan, with beautiful beaches, and therefore highly touristy. In this video, all that is literally in the background
Note: 天涯海角 (TianYaHaiJiao), usually translated simply as “the end of the world” is a famous location in China, popular with Chinese tourists.