|A huge sculpture depicting a female yeren|
interacting with its young.
The terrain looked and felt remarkably similar to the Pacific Northwest. It was heavily wooded with mixed firs and rhododendron which grew on its steep canyon walls. Most of this area is utterly devoid of road and trails. It seemed to me that most of the tourists were constrained to heavily developed walking trails that only skirted the wilderness areas that surround the main roads. Small trails have, however, been developed by the local mountain people, and these trails are largely used for the gathering of medicinal herbs and wood.