China Travel Photo of the Day: Star trails over holy mountains in Yunnan

Culture | by China Travel
Posted: December 20th, 2010 | Updated: December 21st, 2010 | Comments
Star Trails over Holy Mountains in Tibet This amazing long exposure of the Meili Snow Mountains of northern Yunnan near the border with present-day Tibet makes it clear enough if it wasn't already why these peaks (and the skies above them) are held to be holy by Tibetan Buddhists.... The photo, by Flickr users and Ctrip China Travel Photo Contest entrant rovinglight, was taken using a 40-minute exposure in the Tibetan region of Changdu, also known as Chamdo, which is today part of Yunnan province. Got some great some China travel photos? Then enter our Ctrip China Travel Photography Contest for the chance to win fantastic prizes and share your photos with the rest of the world—simply tag your Flickr photos with “ctrippic” or email them to us directly at
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