Today is a non-event day. We had a full day of travel back to Shanghai, from where we flew into Lijiang, Yunnan, a province that is east of Tibet, and Vietnam, Laos, and Burma. There are twenty-five minority ethnic groups live in Yunnan, making it the most cultural diverse province in China.
Pan, our driver picked us up at the airport and helped us to find a place to stay in the Old Town of Lijiang – the reason people flooded this town in the middle of nowhere. Old Town Lijiang is a thousand year old town that built by the Naxi people, a minority ethnic group originated not too far from Lijiang.
The moment we stepped into the Old Town, we wonder if we came to the right place. Around the Sifangjie (main square), every house has turned into a gift shop, or restaurant, or guesthouse. People were packed the town square dancing, singing, shopping, taking pictures, or simply wondering around. We felt we were in Disneyland for adults. We had some late night dinner, and went to bed.