Shaxi old town - SupChina

Shaxi old town

Elderly people are playing chess and mahjong in the Shaxi Market Area, one of the cultural heritage conservation projects of the World Monuments Fund. Shaxi is situated in the southwest of Jianchuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. It is an important trading hub on the Yunnan-Tibet Tea Horse Road.

Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.