"Photo and Eco Tour In Yunnan Province China - Dali, Lijiang, Shangrila"
Ebenezer (from Hong Kong) has travel round the world in his life. In 2006 he travelled to Yunnan and decided to settle down in Lijiang. As a famous photographer, he found Yunnan is rich in nature beauty. Great place for photography and eco-tour. Ebenezer will tailor-make the trip according to your request. The goal is to show you the best of Dali, Lijiang, Shangrila and give you the most memorable trips to bring home. It is most convenient to travel in small group (4 is best) in his Cherokee 4 wheel drive Jeep. Looking forward to seeing you.
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We must say Ebenezer has to be one of the most professional and meticulous guides we have the pleasant opportunity to meet.
When we first contacted Ebenezer, we had only sketchy ideas of what we really wanted to do in Lijiang and ShangriLa. Despite mulling over all of the guidebooks and scanning through the internet for tips and clues. (English-language media lack the extensive information really needed to plan the 'perfect' trip out to these parts, sad to say). Luckily, Ebenezer made some suggestions based on his most honest opinions.
So, chuck those guidebooks and get into a conversation with Ebenezer. Go beyond Lijiang and the much-written about pit-stops. Step into the unknown and really let yourself go. If you really love the great outdoors, Ebenezer is the guy for you.
With just 4 days in late November to spend together, we drove from Lijiang - passing TLG - to ShangriLa. Day 2, we drove to Benzilan - making stops at the Nixi Village, known for its black pottery culture, then a memorable visit of the Dongzhulin Monastery (we had the wonderful and rare opportunity to visit all of the rooms on every floor due to an on-going refurbishing work), passing Moon Bay Valley before arriving for an overnighter in Feilaisi. Day 3, we started with the breathtaking Meili Xue Mountain - thanks to Ebenezer's spot-on recommendation. Then, a horse-ride up (with a few harrowing cliffhanging moments) to get close to the Mingyang Glacier! On the last day, we explored the Songzanlin Monastery in ShangriLa. All in all, memorable. Thanks, Ebenezer.
We have made our minds. When we come back next, we will most definitely get in touch with Ebenezer.
Till then, Ebenezer, take good care and be safe as always!
I had the pleasure of being with Ebenezer from October 23-26. I found Ebenezer to be extremely reliable, knowledgeable, easy going and a pleasure to be with. I appreciate his concern for the environment and his love of nature. Living in Lijiang, as he does, you have to love nature because it is all around you. I had heard about Lijiang but really knew nothing about it so Ebenezer put together an itinerary for me that was perfect for the amount of time I would be there.
We drove to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which was a memorable experience combining beauty with physical adventure. Ascending the mountain via cable car and then walking up to over 15,000 feet was a new experience for me. I really appreciated Ebenezer's knowledge as he encouraged me to go slow and watch out for the ill effects of being at altitude. I felt very confident being with Ebenezer. It was a great day all around and the weather was gorgeous.
Another highlight of the trip was when Ebenezer took me to a hotel/tea house owned by some friends of his. The people there were incredibly nice and gracious. I really appreciated this personal touch offered by Ebenezer. On different days we also visited Lijiang Old Town, the Black Dragon Pool Park and drove to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. We went to the Impression Lijiang Show highlighting the Naxi minority group, visited other small towns and had some memorable meals.
On my next trip to Yunnan I plan to have Ebenezer be my guide to Dali and Shangri La. Ebenezer was terrific and I would highly recommend him to be your guide in Yunnan province. You won't regret it.
Ebenezer made ours time in China unforgettable.
He is very knowlagible and understand very well the client's need.
I also want to mention that he is a very safe driver which we really appreciated on the roads going to Shangria- La!
He is also a excellent photograph and know all the best places.
I will definitely recommend Ebenezer for any tour a trip in China.
Ebenezer à rendu notre voyage en Chine inoubliable.
Il sait vraiment de quoi il parle et comprend très bien les besoins et les envies du client.
Je voudrais aussi mentionner que c'est un très bon conducteur ce que nous avons apprécié sur les routes en allant à Shangria-La!
Il est aussi excellent photographe et connaît tous les bons points de vue.
Je recommande vraiment Ebenezer pour voyager en Chine.
Dates Available:Mar 22, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013
Wei Shan Old Town is a quite old town south of Dali. It was capital of Nan Zhao Kingdom. Today, Yi minority lives here. The town keeps the simple basic life style. 15Km further south is home for "Dao" religon.
Dates Available:Mar 15, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013
Dali Cang Shan is one of the four symbolic of Dali. It runs north to south on the west side of Er Lake. The highest point is over 4000M which covers with snow in winter. You can take cable car to mid-level 2700M. There is a beautiful 15 KM long walking trail. It is easy walking which takes about 3 hours.
Dates Available:Mar 09, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013
Yi minority is the most hard working ethnic group living in the high mountain area. They grow potato and keep chicken, pig for living.
SongZanLin Temple was found in 16 century. It is the biggest Tibetan temple in Yunnan Province. You will need approximately 2 hours to tour the temple.
The famous Naxi Chinese Doctor Ho is nearly 100 years old. He lives in BaiSha village, an old village 20 Km north of Lijiang. He is famous for using Chinese herbs. The herbs he uses is collected from mountain around Lijiang. Many visitors over the world come to see him for various illness.
Na Bai Lake is at north of Shangrila. In summer, the pasture around is green and there are many yaks and sheeps. In winter, lots of birds from Siberia fly to here.
There is a small Yi's village at 3200M west of Lijiang. The village maintains its original tradition and ethic custom.The surrounding is beautiful and rich in natural resources.Here, you can listen to the sound of nature, enjoy the Yi's people hospitality and experience their rural life style.
You can walk the Tiger Leaping Gorge Trail in 1-3 days. Most people do it in 2 days. Start the walk either from QiaoTou or Tina's Guest House at attitude 1800M, climbing up to 2500M. Once you are at 2500M, the walk becomes easy and enjoying. Stay overnight at the Half Way Guest House or the Tea Horse Hotel.
Wei Bao Shan is 90KM south of Dali Old Town. One of the important home for "Dao" religon. Temples are well maintained.
Wei Shan Old Town is 73Km south of Dali Old Town. It was capital of Nan Zhao kingdom. Old Town was build in the 1300's.
Address:145 People's Road, Dali Old Town, Dali, Yunnan province, China
The shop focus on creation of silver ware and brass ware. Run by artist Jiang Zhou. You can order your own piece.
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