Okay, it’s not Heaven on Earth, but I would definately consider returning for a holiday. I helped do some renovation on a building there and made some good friends.
(Doing some electrical work – China Style)
(Dancing – at night of course….only photo I had, all the others are movies)
The dancing I say!!! Every night at multiple spots in the city they have some cultural dancing! I suppose one could vaguely liken it to line dancing, but it’s definately something else. All ages participate, the dancing is not too complicated nor too simple. Everyone forms in a circle which slowly goes round and round. Bright colored ethnic clothes are mixed in with the everyday regulars. From children to geriatrics! The large one in the city proper must have had between 300-400 people, while the one in the old city had closer to 70-80 people. If you’re ever in China and looking for a getaway, visit Shangri-la!
(Tractor transportation for hauling goods – not allowed in most cities now…Reminds me of a roto-tiller somehow.)