Shuanglang is at the end of a bumpy, dusty road. But man is it pretty!
Every building around the Erhai lake has this cool eaves art.
The government is building a large highway and railway on the Shuanglang side of the lake, which will make that coast very popular. Shuanglang has a few guest houses and a swanky hotel, but mostly is still a fishing village.
One of the days we were there, we noticed all the women were dressed in beautiful indigo outfits. We stumbled on this ritual, next to a beautiful tree. We stood watching them sing and chant. I had the camera out, but wasn’t going to take any pictures.
Pat from Flying Turtle Coffee and his sweetie Li Xing were our gracious guides and hosts, who really made our time in Shuanglang special.
Li Xing owns Qing Chen, the most modern and awesome bar you’ll find on the end of a long dirt road. It’s a MUST VISIT
Li Xing is the sister in law of 赵青 (Zhao Qing, check out his blog), a well known artist and architect. He’s built several modernist houses in Shuanglang (two are now hotels) and has a unique presence that mixes serenity with authority. He’s quite the pesonality. Anyway, check out his house:
We’ll be back soon.