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For those who are interested in learning about different cultures, few cultures could be as unique or fascinating as that of the Mosuo.  The Mosuo are a small Chinese minority group who live in the Himalayan Mountains, on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, close to the border with Ti bet.

The Mosuo are most famous for two things -- they are a matriarchal culture, in which women are the head of the family; and they do not practice marriage, but rather the women can choose whatever partners they want.

For more information about the Mosuo, you can check out the Mosuo Website (www.mosuoproject.org/forum).  This site not only gives detailed information about the Mosuo culture, it also has information about various programs we are setting up to help preserve their culture, and to improve education and standard of living.

And for those who are interested to learn about the Mosuo for themselves, we are planning a trip to Lugu Lake during the Spring Festival (Jan. 31-Feb.5); anyone who is interested to join us is welcome to do so.
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A shot of Wenchuan village, one of the Mosuo villages close to Lugu Lake
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A shot of the "Women's Mountain", where the goddess of women is supposed to reside.
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