雨下香格里拉    Day 1

 
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9月5日

行程的第一天,心裡實在忐忑。每次跟人家說起這次藏行都會十分興奮,不過真的出行了,就要開始顧及吃住行安全等切身問題,就沒那麼輕鬆了。

今天中甸下雨,不是晴一陣雨一陣那種,是瀝瀝淅淅不停地下一整天那種。看著是有點煩心,只能刻意不讓情緒被拉下來,到抵是三千二百米的高原,氣不能生,只能吸!

今天只去了松贊林寺,號稱是小布達拉宮,原來是個小小的山城,除了寺外還有很多藏房子,沿著山坡鋪陳,比起主殿那個新漆金頂漂亮多了!

回來後就是吃,睡午覺(初到高原須多休息),上網,吃,睡。晚上回客棧時聽到吵耳的音樂聲,原來客棧附近的四方廣場正播藏樂,幾十個人圍圈跳舞,都是些穿著普通的本地人,圈子中間有三個穿康巴衣服的婆婆,夾著幾個遊客,看來不是政府辦的民族舞表演,自發的飯後康樂活動,像內地城市廣場的扇子舞甚麼的。這下我可樂了,拍了幾張照片,便加入圈子,揮手扭腰的跳起來。

明天乘車去德欽飛來寺看梅里雪山,希望能看神山真容吧!

宿:中甸建塘古鎮,扎溪卡客棧,60元標間,沒熱水不能洗澡


Images captions (from top to bottom):

1. First stop of my journey: Zhongdian(中甸) a.k.a. Shangri-la. Zhongdian is located in north west Yunan, at an altitude of about 3200m. It is a major stop on the ancient Tea & Horse Caravan Trail, also the last big town before embarking on a multi-day local bus journey through the majestic Hengduan Shan mountain range (橫斷山、三江並流).

2. Zhongdian is a Tibetan town, the Songzanlin monastery (松贊林寺) occupies one side of the hill, it is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunan province.

3. Village neighboring the monastery

4. What the monks wear - TNF

5. Where the monks work

6. Where the monks live