Photographer's Note

This is the old house in Shangri-La.

Chinese authorties renamed the community years ago to attract tourists. And they had succeeded. But in the January 2014 a massive fire has destroyed this ancient Tibetan village. The old village, which is also known as Dukezong, is mostly gone, a blaze destroyed nearly 250 houses.

Now, after three years, this old part of the village is rebuilt, there are not traces of the destruction, but I suppose that they made it in the Lijiang style, with the street for the tourists, with mainly souvenir shops. But it seems to me that this house survived.
In the background you can see the second biggest prayer wheel that I have shown already, and the temple on the hill. You can see also the typical Tibetan decoration with the deer in the neighboring house.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9234 W: 140 N: 23262] (115605)
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