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【China。七彩雲南】20140727。瀘沽湖-麗江 Lugu Lake to Lijiang (1)


This morning, before leaving Lugu Lake, we went to visit a Mosuo family. Then, we began our 200km journey among the mountains to Lijiang.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140726。摩梭傳統篝火晚會 Mosuo Traditional Bonfire Party


In the evening, we went to Mosuo bonfire party. This’s a party for single men en women, not only dancing and singing round the fire, but also to look for their partner. During dancing hand in hand together, a man would scratch the hand palm of a woman gently and secretly to send his message of love. If the woman likes the man too, she will return with the same sign. Then they would start to date and meet in evening at the woman’s room. Nowadays, everybody has their mobile phone in hand, so sending a sms or make a call would be more handy to express your feelings or to make an appointment. So, this traditional campfire party become a cultural activity to attract tourists.
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【China。七彩雲南】20140726。瀘沽湖與神秘女兒國 Lugu Lake & The Women’s Kingdom


During our visiting at Lugu Lake, we learn more about the real Women’s Kingdom. Lugu Lake is located on the border between Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province. The main inhabitants here are Mosuo people, who still remain their traditional culture and matriarchal society structure. There are no marriage and women play a main role in family and society. This’s why this area is also named as Women’s Kingdom. Due to the road condition, we needed to depart the next day on time in the morning to go back to Lijiang. So we only had the chance to take a boat tour at the lake and to join the campfire party in the evening. Although we missed some interesting places to visit, but we gained a lot of wonderful memories in this trip.
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