Lashi Lake

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The canal leading up to the tower is used for embarking & disembarking the different types of boat rides; regrettably no proper platform has been built for passenger safety

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Lashi Hai or Lashi Lake at the outskirts of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China

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Remnants of a river snail – there has been a dry spell in Lijiang

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A failed attempt at jumping the ditch

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Lashihai or lake lies in the basin of the Hengduan Mt Range which is about 10km away from Lijiang Old Town

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Went out on a motorized Bamboo rafter

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With our Naxi guide, Lao Yang on the Bamboo rafter ride

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This young chap was busy barbequing his catch of small fishes

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Lashihai stands at an elevation of 2500m above sea level

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What makes Lashi Lake Wetlands attractive is its biodiversity & its serenity

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It is a perfect wetland for migratory birds & habitat for protected species like the Black Stork, Black-necked Crane & Hooded Crane

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Lashihai in Naxi language means ‘New Basin’ & it covers about 9 sq km

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This wetland is an important habitat for over 57 species of birds

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Littering seems to be a global challenge

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Migratory birds feed on Laishihai’s aquatic plants & 7 different species of fish

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