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Lushui Culture

Lushui county is inhabited by minorities of Lisu, Nu, Pumi, Dulong, Bai, Tibetan, Yi, Naxi, Dai, Hui, Jingpo and so on... Lisu as the dominant ethnic group accounts for about 55% of the total population, resulting in a large inhabited by ethnic minorities. The seat of Lushui county is Liuku town which is closed to Biluo Snow Mountain in the east, Myanmar in the west, Shangjiang town and Laowo town of Lushui County in the south, Daxingdi town and Luzhang town in the north. Multiple minorities promote the colorful and long-standing culture of Lushui county.

Hill Tribe Culture

Music and dancing are an important part of Hill tribe culture.The Lisu do a round dance and people of all ages, male and female partake in the dance, especially at the Lisu (Chinese) New Year which occurs around the first full moon in February and lasts five days. Couples and singles dance in what appears to be a repetitious step. However on close observation one will notice slight variations are introduced by the leader of the dance who dances in the center of the circle and plays the music, either with flute or banjo. The instruments are hand made and unique to the Lisu culture. The dancers join hands and sing a lively song in unison. It’s a gay affair and an opportunity to flirt and find a potential marriage partner for the young single folks. They all where their finest most colorful clothing with the ladies adorned with lavish silver bodices.

Regional Geography Culture

The seat of Lushui county---Liuku town spans the eastern side of Gaoligongshan mountain and the western side of Biluo snow mountain. Biluo Snow Mountain is located at Lanping churchyard which I continuous 145KM. There are 15 snow mountains, which stand 4000 meter above sea level. The Laowo Mountain is the most beautiful a highest mountain than the others, which is 4500 meters above sea level. It is 3200 meters higher compared with the Lantsang. Gaoligongshan is an equally dynamic crossroads of culture and history. The valleys of the major north-south flowing rivers, the Nujiang and Longchuanjiang, have been farmed since ancient times. The Southern Silk Road, which crosses the southern portion of the mountain range, has connected India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan with central China since the 4th century B.C., serving as a conduit for commerce, trade, and culture.

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