This beautiful, peaceful, alpine-like lake in Yunnan Province and the Yanyuan County of Sichuan province. The border between the two provinces goes through approximately the middle of the lake. There are many ancient villages in the area, and many of the Mosuo inhabitants live similar to the lives of their great-grandparents, but most have electricity now and a few modern day conveniences.
The lake waters are clear and calm. They appear to be a beautiful deep blue colour. In many places along the shore, we saw brightly coloured boats. The most common colours were red, blue, and orange.
While driving our car on the road a few hundred metres from the lake, we stopped to photograph a Mosuo child, his mother, and grandmother, all carrying loads of branches on their backs. We got invited to their home, where they had meat hanging.
On Lugu Lake Road, we stopped at a village market. Many of ladies were dressed in their elaborate festive Mosuo-Minority costumes.
At many locations on the lake, we saw boats anchored out in the water.
The Mosuo minority people of Lugu Lake are noted for their “walking marriages,” where most couples do not marry or live together, and where the Mosuo women may have children fathered by different men.
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It was our fourth consecutive day waking up to a 4am alarm so the lack of sleep was starting to get to us. It was painful to drag ourselves out of bed but nevertheless we got ready and walked an hour in total darkness. Along the way our torch died, we were growled at and chased by a stray dog *cough* puppy *cough*, constantly startled by old locals walking around with no lights on, and of course got lost once or twice. All so we could reach and witness sunrise over one of China’s oldest bridges. All-in-all, a great way to start the day 😂✌️
High up in the remote mountains of China you can find one of the world’s most mind-blowing landscapes. We were lost for words as we watched the rising sun reflect off the endless layers of rice paddies while a lone farmer started his day of work.
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Still one of my favourite towns in China. Shangri-la can be found at the northernmost point of yunan a mixed Chinese and tibetan province in southern China. I didn't hit everywhere on my Yunan tour list when I was last there but luckily I'm moving just across the border from Yunnan so I should be able to do some short trips into the place to see the rice paddies. Probably bike it 🏍️ can you guess where I'm moving yet? #yunnan#shangrila#Tibet