Ok, for those of you who have patience or don’t have Yunnan in your priority list, it may be a good idea to wait for another year or two. Apparently, the Yunnan local government is in the process of developing its tourism industry. When we were on our way to Lugu Lake (瀘沽湖) and Meili Snow Mountain (梅里雪山), we saw many road constructions. We are told that the roads, which will be ready in some time next year, will be much wilder and less bumpy. This means a safer and more comfortable ride, if not faster as well.
But of course, this also means that these places will get more touristy and lose the peace and quiet nature as they become more accessible to the outside world.
There were many road constructions like this on our way to Lugu Lake and Meili Snow Mountain.