Wonderful scenery from Tibet to China—Part 1 (12 photos)
We spent about a week driving from Lhasa, Tibet, to Lijiang, China, and I have to admit that the journey delivered some of the most fantastic scenery I have seen in my life.
It wasn’t really ranges of snow-capped peaks or heart-stopping views, but mile and mile after mile was filled with colour and light. I’m not sure that any of the photos really depict all the beauty we saw, but I’m going share some anyway.
I took 800 pictures in one day, and that was just for starters.
I’ve found it hard to put my finger on an exact nickname for this road, and I plan to do more research when I have a good and ongoing connection at home. But I have seen it referred to as the Yunnan–Tibet iIghway, the Southern Himalayan HIghway, the Southern Silk Road and the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. Each name may be right—or wrong.
So the files aren’t too large, I will post photos in at least three batches. I apologise in advance if the sheer magnificence of what we saw doesn’t come through. Could you try to crawl in behind my mind’s eye?
Here’s a starter pack of 12. I’ve noticed this batch focuses on green and water and trees and rock. but it’s all still beautiful.