It’s still a common practice to help one another in villages. When someone builds a house, the whole neighbourhood will come and help them. Beautiful culture !
In China, they eat their dogs and take their birds for walk ! :-)
A Dwarf theme park. Location : Kunming Yunnan Province, China. Entrance fee : 80 ( Yuan/ rmb ) 12 USD. The dwarfs working at the park receive, 1000 Yuan ( 140 USD ) per month.
Bull fighting competitions are a part of the Miao ethnic minority culture in China. Normally bullfight competitions are held during the bull festival in the 25th day of the first lunar month. But it’s also common to hold bull fight competitions at different times throughout the year especially in surrounding villages in Kaili city in Qiandongnan prefecture in Guizhou.
I am sure you have heard or seen the Spanish ( Latin American ) bull-fight –tauromachia–corrida de torso : where one or more bulls are baited in a bullring for sports and entertainment. In which a matador will kill a bull by the end of the game.
But this Miao Bullfighting is very different. Its not a combat between man and a bull; it’s a bull and a bull fighting each other.
Shiqiao is a small village in the Danzhai county in Guizhou Province, where traditional hand-made paper is still preserved. They make it by using tree barks. Throughout the centuries Miao people have made this special paper. But because of modern technology this kind of paper making is disappearing rapidly, only a handful of families continue this handmade paper making today.
We are sitting in a house ( bar ) which was built in the SONG DYNASTY ( 960 – 1279 ), Indian chicken curry and Italian expresso was served; LADY GAGA music played in the background ! Many people claimed that Old Town of Lijiang in Yunnan Province, China is ‘ VENICE of THE EAST‘ ! Maybe i can’t make a fair judgement since I have never been to Venice in Italy; however this place is THE VENICE Of The EAST for me ! :-) 800 years old–Old Town Lijiang — UNESCO World Heritage town is one of the most romantic places I have ever been to in China. The cobblestone in the streets, clean water that runs through Old town and beautiful SONG DYNASTY architectures ; and of course the fascinating NAXI ( Nakhi ) ethnic cultures and traditions that still rule this touristic town.
The other day I took a walk to a small park, about 30 mins walk from where we live. It was surrounded by chinese-architect pavilion and small bridges.