Tang’an Dong Village in Liping County, Guizhou Province

The village is renowned as the “most primitive Dong Village" in China. The village is 5 km (3 miles) from the Zhaoxing Village in Liping County. The country road stretches to the village, which is located on a mountainside and is surrounded by paddy field and lush greens. There are about 800 people and 160 households in the village. The village has a long history, though it hasn’t got any written records of its history. There are village gate, drum tower, drama tower, ancient graveyard, ancient well, and water-powered roller for grinding grain, barns and the pit to worship the female ancestors of Dong people. There are also ancient stone paths and wood houses in the village. All of these make it a perfect place for people to return to nature.

While it is a small village, it was one of my favorites of the entire trip, due to the warm and friendly people.  It was one place I truly hated to leave.

Dong Woman Embroidering, Tang' an Dong Village  What a Smile! Tang' an Dong Village  Grandfather With Hat, Tang' an Dong Village  Paddy Fields, Tang' an Dong Village, Liping County

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