Litang Chode Monastery

Litang town is the administrative centre of Litang County in the southwest of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province of China. The town is located at an altitude of 4,014 meters; its actual altitude is about 400 meters higher than Lhasa, which makes Litang one of the highest towns in the world. And just to the north of the town the famous Litang Chode Monastery is located.

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Daily life in Dali Old Town

Dali Old Town daily life episodes

A group of people playing one of the most famous Chinese table games, mahjong.. I don’t really know the rules, but it’s always fun to watch players’ emotions when they play.. One of the myths of the origin of mahjong suggests that Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, developed the game in about 500 BC..
 

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On the Streets of Dali

If you’re going to…..I know, the original song is about San Francisco, but I would like to sing about Dali Old Town today.. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair if you’re going to Dali Old Town, you’re gonna meet some gentle people there.. For those who come to Dali Old Town summertime will be a love-in there.. In the streets of Dali Old Town gentle people with flowers in their hair..

Located in China’s Yunnan province Dali Old Town is also knows as “hippie paradise”.. And it’s not only because marijuana is a traditional home plant here, but because there are many hippies wandering on the streets.. Although I believe that the reason why there are so many hippies here is the fact that marijuana is a traditional home plant.. Some of the locals make money out of it offering marijuana to every hippie-looking foreigner..

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Erhai Lake, Yunnan, China

Located in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture of Yunnan province, Erhai lake is one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China.. At an elevation of 1972 meters, the lake stretches for 42km from North to South.. Erhai is translated from Chinese as “Ear Sea” (洱 er – ear, 海 hai – sea).. The lake was named so because of its ear-like shape.. Erhai used to be a royal deer ranch for Nanzhao kingdom..
 

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