Minority villages, China May 20th 2005 Hi again,
From Longji we took a route through several villages of different minorities to the city of Kaily, only 300 km away. The entire trip took about a week all together.
The first minority we met along the way were the Dong. The Dong are known for their drum towers and their rain-and-wind bridges. The drum towers used to be for alerting the villagers in time of war or when there is a fire. Th ... read more
Asia » China 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