Miracle on the Ancient Tea Horse Road in Lijiang: Prince’s Cross artificial tunnel
On the Tea Horse Road in Lijiang, people heard everything. But really can go on a period of really small. This section of my introduction is a section of Lushu Lake from Lugu Lake in Ninglang County to Stone Town in Yulong County, which is a Mosuo settlement on the banks of the Jinsha River. Compared with the relatively mature hiking trails, it is still in a relatively closed state. According to local people, the majority of people who take the Ancient Tea Horse Road are foreigners, and there is no basic domestic walk on this line.
Jinsha River Grand Cross (the name I play) in the ancient tea horse Road Ningbai County Rabe village
I have heard that there are two artificial tunnels on the Tea Horse Road, a feat in the history of human traffic. On the cliff of the Jinsha River on the east side of Prince Edward Pass, about 1,000 meters from the river, the caravansary on the Ancient Tea Horse Road cut through a 90-meter, 60-meter cave to keep the ancient Tea Horse Road unobstructed. On December 6, I and Mosuo friend Yang Jianxin decided to take the Ancient Tea Horse Road and from Liu Qing Village to Stone City this section of the road, a taste of China's traffic history a major miracle. From Ningbo County Labe village Labe village to Yulong county Fengke town Liuqing village 22 km; from Liu Qingcun to Shangliuqing village 7.5 km; and then move on, the cell phone no signal, I remember with the phone I walk the numbers: 27657 steps (1.72 in height).
Yulong County Feng Kezhen Liu Qing Green Village on the village
Prince Edward is located 10 kilometers north of Baoshan Stone City, is the Baoshan Economic Belt through the site to the Lugu Lake adventure tourism must pass through. The Ancient Tea Horse Road In the east peak of Prince Edward Pass, the caravans' ancestors artificially pierced the 60-meter and 90-meter holes to ensure the smooth flow of the Tea-Horse Trail. Here vertically higher than the Jinsha River about 1,000 meters, you can watch Prince Edward Cliff painting. According to legend, when Kublai marched to the Jinshajiang Tianzhengzaizi Pass, nomadic fighters used the method of crossing the river in the north to make inflatable sacs with animal skins - the so-called "epidermal sac" - crossing the Jinsha River. This " Yuan across geocentric "place in Prince Edward.
Caravan predecessors in this position is artificially churning through the two tunnels
I walked a few times through the water from the Prince Edward Pass, have not walked from the land, especially when I heard about the natural barrier of Prince Edward, there are two artificial cavities on the ancient Tea Horse Road, which aggravate I have to resolutely take a trip Determination.
I stood on the cliff exit of the cave, shooting the beautiful spectacular scenery of the Jinsha River.
The first 90-meter cave is up. We turn on the torch lighting cell phone, the hole in the road is very smooth, smooth out of the cave 90 meters.
From the 90-meter cave out of the caravan of the road
The Ancient Tea Horse Road is on the banks of the Jinsha River, beautifully ...
This is the second cave we come to, a 60-meter cave. Because I and Mosuo friend Yang Jianxin are the first to take the Tea Horse Road, the road is not familiar. To appropriate time to catch up, Yang Jianxin walking in front of the mountain vigorous, I am stupid can only follow their own pace, step by step forward ...... Wait until I arrived at the cave, Yang Jianxin cooked potatoes have been roasted, put Beer put on, only waiting for me to come and eat ......
The second 60-meter artificial tunnel
Out of 60 m artificial tunnel
Walking under the mouth of the tiger, did not feel anything at that time, looked back, with lingering fear ...
No matter how thrilling we are, the Jinsha River is at our feet, so gentle to accompany us ...!
Overlooking the Jinsha River
History of the Tea Horse Road unimpeded, the field came today, this road conditions, how can the horse go? I really doubt it. Is there an important reason: we have not repaired the ancient Tea Horse Road it?
Passing the village, we were unable to call on the name, the village name can not be found on Baidu, may be too small because of it. Later met an elderly man put the pig, he told us that from here to the waterfront to more than 20 minutes to go to the stone city for more than 40 minutes. Take a look at the time also rush times, we will go directly to the stone city. (After my blog was sent out, a local netizen saw and told me called Jialuo Village)
Came to the top of the stone city across the hill, overlooking the stunning scenery of the stone city, a fatigue, be solved. Baoshan Stone City overlooking the Jinsha River from the top of the hill, very spectacular.
Baoshan stone city terraced fields, like a landscape painting.
From the Stone City to the waterfront pier, watching the distance is not too far, but from the top of the hill to go around the road, to go around the stone city village and then go around. There is a villager told us there is a direct way to the pier, we follow the guidelines of his path, the result came to the front of no way, had to go in accordance with our ideas down the plug, insert the following result or Bypass stone city gate and then down, there is still a long way ...
Later, I met a woman in a neighboring village of Stone Town and told us that there was a way down from their village. Although he had not gone there, a woman in her village was on the pier as a cook who went this route every day. Yang Jianxin looked at me, solicit my opinion, in the end how to go? I say that also say what, approached the road chanting. The woman led us to the village head, a detailed reference to where we go from, where to go. At that time I heard very understand that the general direction no problem, is not going to the waterfront pier it? Straight line distance of less than one kilometer, eyes can see to ...! However, walking on the cliff in the path to find a way to the pier, really is not an easy task.
How can we not reach the pier on the cliff, had no choice but to go along a path no one walked for a long time, had left the pier farther and farther, had to contact us by telephone to connect the speedboat, we have not reached the pier, You wait for us in front of the river, where can we go, we feel free to contact. Cliff one tall grass, simply can not see the road, Yang Jianxin walked in front, separated by 56 meters will not see his figure, and I go stupid mountain, step by step on the grass, sliding down at any time Dangerous cliffs. But the sun has come down, where the sunset time is 18:22, and now time has 18:30, down in the shadow of the mountains, the day can not see the road at night even more die, it is blind riding a blind horse, The risk is obvious. No way to bite the bullet and go down, at 19:04, finally came to the waterfront ...
La Rab village route: take the Lugu Lake small loop. From Lijiang to Labu Village, Labe Township, Ninglang County (167 kilometers), or from Lugu Lake to Labe Village, Labe Township (86 kilometers). Contact: Xinlonglin Agriculture Specialty, Labu Village, Labu Township, Ninglang County, Lijiang Cooperatives get them all. Contact: Yang Jian new 15008790792 Yang Kun 15240990136
Author: Ding Zhendong 62-year-old retired more than a year, hobbies, travel photography, yearning poor travel, has visited more than 30 countries. China has four times by different routes to Tibet by car, lasted six months, more than 50,000 kilometers trip. In November 2016, the journey to Antarctica began. The Canadian Metropolitan Daily contained the entire journey of the Antarctic. After the Antarctic trip, she worked half a month in the Miami farm in the United States. In Cuba and Mexico, she traveled freely for one month. In 2017 4 ~ May travel from Hohhot to Nepal by car for more than a month; May to July in West Asia, the Middle East (Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey) travel; free access to the French, Swiss, Italian border at the end of July Mont Blanc ring walk a week ; In early August climbed the first peak in Africa ~ Kilimanjaro; tour of the prairies in East Africa; 11 to December inspected the Tea Horse Road, Yunnan Lugu Lake to Baoshan Stone City this section of the road. WeChat 284929202Q Q No. 284929202 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 13948615060 Sina microblogging: Ding Zhen Dong Travels
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