Tribes of Huang Cao Ba market April 17th 2009 The village of Huang Cao Ba was a two-hour van ride away from Yuanyang down a bumpy road that ran for much of the way through the bottom of a high, steep-walled gorge. For the first time in Yunnan we began to see the usual concrete houses disappearing to be replaced, just very occasionally, by some of the few dwellings in traditional style that remained to the province.
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Asia » China » Yunnan For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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