August 19, 2008

Countryside at JiuLong, Sichuan, China

Location: JiuLong, Sichuan China (29° 1'2.40"N 101°29'30.15"E)
Date: 18 October 2006, 7.50am
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

JiuLong 九龙 is a small one-street town in western Sichuan. It has a mix population of mainly Pomi Tibetans, Yi and Han Chinese, with the majority being Tibetans. However the local houses are predominantly of Chinese sloping tile roofs like this one, rather than the Tibetan-style flat roofs. The town is a main jumping off point to the stunning sceneries surrounding it. These includes a couple of beautiful alpine lakes such as WuXiHai and a deep gorge of the Yarlung Tsangpo Jiang (flows as Brahmaputra into the Indian Sub-Continent. It is in fact such simple rural sceneries with stunning landscapes within reach that keeps me going back to remote China.

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