Legend has it that the Sichuan goddess Semo was
presented with a magical mirror by a love-struck
mountain deity. While admiring herself, it slipped
from her hands, shattering to create 114 lakes.
Mirror Lake was the most beautiful of them all –
still and pure as white tea; floating, delicate petals
of jasmine and overhanging trees adorned with
unfurled honeysuckle blossoms.