Diexi Lake


Picturesque Diexi Lake is situated in Mao County in the Aba Tibetan & Qiang Prefecture


The tranquil jade green waters of Diexi Haizi (lake)


The Min River flows through this region & Diexi Lake covers about 3.5sq km


This area which is situated at the foot of Minshan Mountains, had to be rebuilt as the old town of Diexi was devastated in a massive earthquake killing about 9000 people & the town sank into what is now, Diexi Lake


This lake is a landslide dam-created lake caused by the 1933 Diexi Earthquake that measured 7.5 on the Richter scale


The Minjiang (Min River) in Central Szechuan is a tributary of the upper Yangtze River & runs for some 735km


Maoxian County is located in the south-east of Aba Tibetan & Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Szechuan Province, China


Interesting ethnic Qiang minority architecture


Maoxian County is home to the largest number of Qiang minority people in West China. Their recorded history dates back as far as the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046B.C.)


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