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The World Through a Photographer’s Lens: Yunnan China

The World Through a Photographer’s Lens: Yunnan China

rFom high mountains to traditional cultures, Yunnan Province is probably SE Asia’s best kept secret

1) The peaks of Kawa Karpo are worshiped by the Tibetans and considered to be the second most holy mountain pilgrimage spot in the Tibetan world to Mount Kailash

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens

2) Nearby Yading National Park also contains holy Tibetan peaks

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
3) Tibetans inhabit the Yading area and grow barley to survive at the high altitudes

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
4) Autumn colors in the Yading region

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
5) Higher up, the larch trees all become golden

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
6) The Nu are another ethnic minority, living in the Nujiang Valley near the Tibetan and Burmese borders

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
7) The Naxi are Yunnan’s most famous ethnic group, known for their matriarchal culture

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
8) The mighty Tiger Leaping Gorge of the Yangtze River roars through Yunnan

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
9) Keeping culture alive: a young girl and her music teacher

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens
10) The bicycle remains a way of life in Yunnan

Dave Stamboulis captures the mountains and people of Yunnan, China in this week's Through the Photographer's Lens

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Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis (Facebook Page)  is a global nomad who spent seven years traveling 40,000 kilometers around the world by bicycle. His book Odysseus Last Stand chronicles that journey. Dave resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he works for magazines, newspapers, and stock agencies as a freelance photojournalist.  His quest for stories and images in off the beaten track places has taken him to spots such as Borneo, Ethiopia, Bolivia, and other way out locations, often reached via bicycle, kayak, or on foot.  you can check out his work at www.davestamboulis.com and his most recent photography at his Flickr.

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