Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Beyond Great Walls

Last weekend, we made a side trip to the Bashang Grassland. Bashang, bordering on the Inner Mongolia Plateau and located at the foot of the Yanshan Mountains, is 280km north of Beijing, and 87 km northwest of the county side of Fengning. Since ancient times it has been a pasture for Mongolian herders, and a hunting place for Qing imperial families.

We spent a whole morning on the horseback, going from meadows to meadows.

Well, thanks to my scarf that doubled as a safety wrap for Jasmine, she slept through almost half the journey.

And finally, it's time for a tea break, just like the way those legendary martial heroes did in ancient times.

Too bad we didn't spot any yarn stores around and there isn't much knitting going on either... but we saw him and some sheeps...

Oh, and sunflowers were everywhere...


9 comments:

opportunityknits said...

Oh wow, what an adventure! And among your many talents, now I know you can ride too! And little Jasmine must be the youngest little girl to have her nap on horseback :)

Bryony Ramsden said...

It looks beautiful :)

Krista said...

What a beautiful place that is! Looks like you had a great time.

sc said...

That looks like a fantastic way to spend the day! And hehe, I really like the 'tea place' :)

goosefairy said...

What a beautiful place. It looks so calming. Love the shot of you and your daughter on the horse.

jenna said...

Your photos are beautiful! Looks like a lovely trip.

Lois said...

so fun!!!!!

JL said...

Love the sight, wide n far horizon. a very nice place for adventure.

Mimi said...

Such a beautiful view and so adventurous! It must had been so much fun. I love your photos.