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Photograph of the week: Yushu, China

The city of Yushu is located in the southern Qinghai province at 3,700 metres above sea level, and, although it lies outside the Tibet Autonomous Region, a large proportion of the 270,000 inhabitants are Tibetan. Sadly, in April 2010, the city was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1, killing approximately 2,000 people. Since that time, the city has been largely re-built and you’ll find some interesting examples of modern Tibetan architecture. The period from June to October is the best time to visit as, outside of these months, it can be quite cold. Yushu, China Thank you to Shutterstock for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. This is a clever photo which gives the impression of a well ordered community , and of a pervading coldness.

  2. Yushu is very remote and it would require a long trip to get there overland. Tongren is much closer to Xining’s airport and has amazing Shaman Festivls each summer

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