Southern Sichuan’s Hanging Coffins

“Xuanguan!” the bus ticket-collecter exclaimed to me when I said I was headed to Luobiao. “Yes!” I exclaimed excitedly, “Xuanguan!” I paid my 22 yuan and settled into a 2.5 hour bus trip down a river gorge into what felt like the middle of nowhere. I don’t think it was, really, as the bus seemed…