Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The town (at my back as I take this picture) is Zhongdian, in Yunnan Province. It's largely Tibetan, but looks typically Chinese, unlike this monastery. I drank Tibetan tea here for the first and hopefully last time -- foul stuff -- and also got some pictures of young monks in red having a snowball fight. Kids are kids, everywhere. I also tried yak meat in Zhongdian, with an American who lived here, before heading across the high plateau and down into the Salween River canyon, a few days before.