All these pictures were shooted in April this year about saltpans in Tibet. That was a rainy afternoon. The memories then were intergrated with colors. The continuously changing daylight poured into the man-digged saltpans. All the colors revived in such Hengduan Mountainous Region.
The saltpan lied in Naxi nationality township, Mangkang county in Tibet. This area belonged to one of the prominent courier stations scattering along the national highway 318. It had been more than 1300 years from Tang dynasty that people started salt manufacturing here in virtue of the ancient brine well gestated by mountains and valleys for more than ten thousand years.
The ancient method of salt manufacturing was well retained here----dig salt wells, pick salt brine, dry the salt ponds and charge salt particles. In the early morning every day, the villagers picked the salt brine from the salt wells near the river and then infunded it into the saltpans.
While the clouds forming and dispersing, the salt water was vapoured by the sunshine and strong winds on the highland. Then they became bits of crystal salt. Blocks of small salt ponds were put up on the terraces, supported by the woods, just like smooth and small mirrors glittering and glittering.
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