Visit Lake Lagu
A stunning mountain road leads to the partially forested home of the Mosuo peoples, beside Lake Lagu on the border with Sichuan province.
The Mosuo are a sub-clan of the Naxi and like them they are a matriarchal society. Somewhat fittingly then, the horseshoe-shaped Lugu is known, to them, as ‘Mother Lake'.
Yet this peaceful location has seen turmoil in the past - some Mosuo continued to be slave-owners until well into the 1950s, with raiding parties scouring the lowlands for slaves.
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Located in China’s south-western corner, Yunnan means ’South of the Clouds’ and in fact most of the province is located on lofty heights, over 2000 metres above sea level.
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