Fire breathing, dragon boat racing and, er, splashing water: the Dai New Year festival in Xishuangbanna


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April 13th 2009
Published: April 29th 2009
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"A long time ago there was a king, and he had twelve daughters. He was a devil and could not be killed in any way and used to kill his people indiscriminately. One day his daughters persuaded him to hold a feast and, when he was quite drunk, one of them said to him, 'Oh father, you are such a great king, no one can hurt you.' The devil king was quite drunk and replied, 'It's true ... Read Full Entry



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14th September 2009

Hotel in Jinghong
Thank you for this very interesting article. I expect to go to Jinghong next april for that festival, may be you know about a hotel i could go and if I can make a reservation from France. May be you know exactly the dates of next festival. thank you for answer Jean-Louis
14th September 2009

hotel in Jinhong
Thank you for the text and beautiful photos. I expect to go to jJinghong next april. Do you know a hotel and restaurant where I could go and if I can make a reservation from France. Do you know the dates of next water festival in April? Thank you for the answer Jean-Louis Lavigne
24th June 2011

fire boat
Before launching a boat in sea one must take safety measures that he can protect the sudden fire incident. Fire boats are necessary to prevent this. fire boat

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