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The Legend of the Lusheng Tune The legend goes that a pretty and clever girl named Yu Nan fell in love with a brave hunter Yan Wa. But Yu Nan's father bitterly opposed their love because Yan Wa was poor. To stop the two young people from meeting... May. 17, 2018
The characteristic girdles of Deang women Deang women's costumes are usually black, red or colorful (Hua in Chinese), so they are called "Red Deang", "Black Deang" and "Hua Deang". Deang women generally wear long straight skirt, bamboo-woven waist-girdles, big eardrops and coverings for the legs... May. 17, 2018
Deang people fond of pickled food Rice followed by corn, wheat and potato are the Deang staple foods. They steam or stew their food and are very fond of sour, pickled and hot food . Their snacks include tofu, rice noodles, rice cake and Tangyuan (a kind of stuffed dumplings made of glutinous rice... May. 15, 2018
Traditional Customs of Deang Minority Monogamy is practiced. People of the same clan do not marry with one another. Intermarriage is rare with people of other ethnic groups... May. 15, 2018
Genghis Khan Mongol leader Genghis Khan (1162-1227) rose from humble beginnings to establish the largest land empire in history. After uniting the nomadic tribes of the Mongolian plateau, he conquered huge chunks of central Asia... May. 07, 2018
Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition (Overseas Division) Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition (Overseas Division) May. 07, 2018
History of Deang Ethnic Deang was a name given to this ethnic group in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Before that time the Deangs along with the Blang and Va ethnic minorities speaking a south Asian language inside Yunnan Province were called... May. 04, 2018
Bamboos play an important role in the life of Nu Ethnic Minority Bamboo utensils: bamboos have played an important role in the economic and social life of Nu Ethnic Minority. People live in bamboo houses, fetch water with thick bamboo tubes, carry things on the back with... May. 03, 2018
Nu Distinctive Costumes Women wear distinctive tunics and skirts made from hemp that the Nu grow and strip and spin into cloth. Often times their families wealth is measured by a woman's silver, coral, cornelian and turquoise jewelry... Apr. 26, 2018
Customs of Nu People Marriage and Family: The Nu people's marriage is monogamous. In old times, a small numbers of tribal chiefs and rich men had more than one wife. The Nu people adopted the sub-consanguineous marriage (people can marry... Apr. 23, 2018
Nu Festivals The traditional Nu festivals include the New Year Festival, the Fairy Festival, Ruwei Festival, and the Festival of Mountains. The Fairy Festival, also called the Flower Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated... Apr. 23, 2018
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas Situated in the mountainous north-west of Yunnan province in China, the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas is a natural serial property consisting of 15 protected areas, grouped into eight clusters... Apr. 19, 2018
Staple Food of Nu People The staple food of the Nus is maize and buckwheat. They also eat rice, barley grain, wheat and millet. In the past, they rarely grew vegetables and gathered wild plants, especially when others sources are low. Both men and... Apr. 18, 2018
History and Origines of Nu Ethnic In the eighth century, the area inhabited by the Nus came under the jurisdiction of the Nanzhao and Dali principalities, which were tributary to the Tang (618-907) court. During the Yuan and Ming dynasties it came... Apr. 18, 2018
The postcard-like beauty of Yunnan’s Shangri-La Ⅱ Due to seasonal water fluctuations few permanent structures rose near the shores but villages, seemingly of log cabins, could be seen clinging to lower slopes of surrounding hills, the calm waters reflecting the scene... Apr. 16, 2018
The postcard-like beauty of Yunnan’s Shangri-La Ⅰ In 1995 Bruce Connolly travelled to to Zhongdian (Shangri-La), a primarily Tibetan upland within Northwest Yunnan. In his previous piece Bruce discovered the fascinating Old Town. Today he explores postcard-like... Apr. 16, 2018
Stone Forests The South China Karst, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2007, is one of the world's most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscape. It is a serial site spread over the provinces of Guizhou... Apr. 12, 2018
Old Town of Lijiang is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China The Old Town of Lijiang, located in the Lijiang autonomous county of Yunnan province, is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China. The architecture of the Old Town of Lijiang is noteworthy for the... Apr. 04, 2018
Cultures and arts created by Nu people The Nu people have created many special culture and arts, all passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition. These oral literatures often take the forms of melodies, which are often sung without preparation or planning... Mar. 28, 2018
The vibrant and cultural prefecture of Dehong Ⅱ In times past, Dehong was an important place along the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is a key part of the Yunnan-Burma Road and is home to a number of vivid cultural products. Dehong's two ports of Ruili and Wanding... Mar. 21, 2018
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