读万卷书,不如行万里路

Inside This Yunnan Log

LuoPing (罗平)
LuoPing - a town distance away from Kunming, known for its cultivating of "Rape Blossom" (pretty funny name but it is called "you-cai-hua" 油菜花 in Mandarin)- an ingredient in making cooking oil and honey.

Along the highway, plots of "Rape Blossom" greeted us along the way.

It was foggy along the way, good thing is it's not haze we experienced back home.

Shots of various plots of "Rape Blossom" along our journey throughout Luoping.
Just in time to catch the annual "Rape Blossom" Festival with stars like Kelly Chan and Fish Leong graced the occasion (stayed in the same hotel as we did but never got a chance to see them in person..).

The sad fact was the telecast of this event by the local broadcaster was pretty sloppy and poorly edited.

Guizhou 贵州省 (黔西南州)
We crossed the provincial border to Guizhou - one of the least developed areas in China (based on the smoothness of the road travelled which is hilly and rocky)

To be precise, we were at the border area between Yunnan and Guizhou known as 黔西南州 (兴义市)。
 
The tunnel that led us to the valley

Ma-Lin River Valley
Ma-Lin River Valley(马岭河峡谷) is the result of natural catastrophe.

It achieved its nature form of rock and hilly structures after numerous earthquakes.

"Star Gallery"(天星画廊) is probably the scenic part of the valley.


Short clip of Ma-Lin River Valley(马岭河峡谷)
 
万峰湖 Wanfenghu & 万峰林Wangfenglin (Lake and Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks)
What a day to start the journey to 万峰湖 (Wanfenghu) when our coach collided with a car which was making an illegal counter direction movement.

Good thing was nobody was injured but unnecessary delay was caused.

But thanks to the swift actions and initiatives by the guides, everything went smoothly.

Another hilly trail saw us at Wanfenghu.
Some interesting facts on Wanfenghu
  • Wanfenghu is an artificial lake
  • 144 kilometres long
  • covering an area of 175 square kilometres,
  • formed by the construction of the Tianshengqiao Hydropower Station
  • It is bounded by the mountain peaks of Wanfenglin on all sides, hence its name.
  • It is one of the five biggest freshwater lakes in China.
Scenery of Wanfenghu
Scenery of Wanfenglin
万峰林 is one of top five peak sceneries in China.
 
 One look can easily tell why it is called 万峰林, literary means "Ten Thousands Peaks".
 
 布依族- one of minority tribes formed the largest community in this area. 
 
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