The Waiting room of the bus station in LiuKu, the town at the bottom of the NuJiang Valley. The small portraits are identification cards of the people working in the station.
Elderly man behind the counter in the small town of GongShan, Yunnan, China.
A view of Liuku, as seen from the window of the mini-bus. The writing on the mountain says : Nù Jiāng Dà Xiá Gǔ (怒江大峡谷) , that means Nu River Grand Canyon.
Dump site near GongShan, in the upper part of the NuJiang Valley. A few hundred meters from the town there\'s a dump site in the middle of the mountains, where the slopes are very steep and the trash falls down into the river.
An hydroelectric plant in the middle of the NuJiang Valley.
A sight of the NuJiang Valley\'s road from inside a mini-bus. The road is quite dangerous, as it\'s still unfinished and subject to landslides. Here the driver is seen on the dirt while smoking a cigarette and talking with his mobile phone.
Workers set up the road between Fugong and GongShan, on the banks of the NuJiang River in Yunnan, China. In order to open and enlarge the road these men dig the mountain on one side, and then throw the rocks inside the river, to create a wider base.
A construction site for a monument on the bank of the NuJing River, in the town of GongShan, in the upper part of the valley.
A woman from the DuLong (also Derung) minority, coming back to the valley after a long journey to BeiJing, looks to the river and the morning clouds outisde the bus window.
Plastic sheets as a shack, these are makeshift home of the cattle drivers, during their trips herding goats or cows.
A man is repairing the electricity cables close to the road, hanging from a rope above the NuJiang River.
A man is playing pool under a plastic sheet, at a checkpoint on the banks of the NuJiang River. Work is scarce, and it’s not unusual to find men playing cards or pool during some lazy afternoons.
Drivers and passengers loading some luggage and other stuff on the roof of a mini-bus, in the courtyard of the bus station in FuGong.
Lisu minority women walk on the side of the road after getting down from a mini-bus, heading home.
The so-called “first bend” of the NuJiang River (eventhough this one isn\'t really the first one), and it\'s one of the most popular sights. The NuJiang has its source on the QingHai Mountains in Tibet and flows to Burma where its name is Salween.
A Dai minority man walks past a wood bridge above a tributary of the NuJiang River, near the village of DongFeng, in the upper part of the NuJiang Valley.
Chinese men pick up wood in the middle of the forest near the village of DongFeng, in the upper part of the NuJiang Valley.
Local people living in a traditional wood house with stone tiles roof, right on the bank of the river.
A Dai minority man talks about repairing the roof of his house in the village of DongFeng, in the upper part of the NuJiang Valley.
A view of the village of DongFeng, in the upper part of the NuJiang valley, as seen from the bottom of the rice paddies.