Lugu Lake, a body of water deep in the mountains between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in Southwest China, is known for its peculiar natural scenery and the unique, mysterious culture of the Mosuo people.
The place has become something of a legend because of the matriarchal system that it still upholds even today.
This is the only place in China that still abides by this system. Women are the top leaders of the community's extensive families, and all family members are descendants of the same woman.
There are no husbands and fathers here - lovers meet at night but live separately with their own mother's families by day.
Fri 16 Nov 2007 10:20
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Fri 16 Nov 2007 17:41
such a society!.. thank you so much for notes!..
and a good captured image with nice tones.. .. i'd say horizon is bit leaned, only