In a nearly vertical mountain landscape, Beng (sometimes called Bu) village sits on a rare small flat plateau above the torrential silt-filled Lancang River (which becomes the Mekong further south), in the Hengduan Mountain Range on the border with Tibet.
|Through special deals with the local government, Shangri La Winery works now with the villagers scattered throughout these steep mountains to grow wine grapes. Beng Village, Yunnan Province, China.|
The winding string-like white line hugging the mountain contours is the main road.
Like other villages scattered throughout these steep mountains, Beng villagers are growing wine grapes as a profitable cash crop replacing some of their food staples.
|Villagers have replaced many of their food crops with straight marching rows of wine grape vines. Beng village, Yunnan Province, China.|