Photographer's Note

Lijiang is considered one of the most beautiful villages in all China so you can imagine it is very touristy. In spite of this the locals rarely speak English even in tourist agencies and hostels. It is delightful city and exploring the narrow streets is wonderful experience. Along the picturesque canals there are many souvenir shops, restaurants, many charming inns in the old buildings. And the landscape around with the mountains over 5000 m high.
The two girls in blue are Naxi girls. Naxi culture is largely its own native Dongba religious, literary and farming practices, influenced by the Confucian roots of Han Chinese history, and also by the group's Tibetan neighbors. Especially in the case of their musical scores, it acts as the foundation of the Naxi literature. The Naxi have their own writing, their own distinct language and their own native dress.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13046 W: 139 N: 33749] (153890)
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