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25/12/2014

Travel Experience to Ping An Zhuang Village

Ping'an is a Zhuang minority village high up in the mountains surrounded by spectacular Longji Rice Terraces affordable China travel packages. The farming village has about 80 Zhuang ethnic households. For more than 600 years, Zhuang people have lived on the terraced rice fields from one generation to generation. Ping'an offers an authentic view into traditional Chinese country living.

For Ping’an village, it still maintains the traditional three storied wood buildings with hemp railing. Most of the buildings have a history of more than 100 years. Built largely from timber, the houses are typically rectangular and three stories high, with a high-foot railing style construction. The domestic animals live in the first level and the villagers live in the upper levers. The adorable village is stacked up in layers along the hillside. Stone paths and staircases twist in and out of buildings. Water flows everywhere in streams, rivulets, waterfalls, and channeled in bamboo pipes Public China Holidays.

The Zhuang people in Ping'an retain their ethnic features of costume and living customs. Men wear short gowns made of hand-loomed cloth; and women wear white shirts, black pants, and brightly colored cloth on their heads. The residents live as they did in old times - adults work in the fields, old people sit on their doorsteps all day, and kids play up and down the paths... When visiting a local family, guests usually are entertained with the zhutongfan (baked bamboo rice) and home-made sweet rice wine.

Embraced by terraces and ecological forest, Ping'an Village is quiet and elegant with a pleasant climate all the year round. There are mainly two scenic spots to get a panorama of spectacular Longji rice terrace, as well as glimpse the rural life and unique style of houses. One is the Nine Dragons and Five Tigers (No.1 viewing spot China travel service); another one is the Seven Stars with the Moon (No.2 viewing spot). Moreover, there are great hiking opportunities here - the four- to five-hour trek between the villages of Ping'an Zhuang Village and Dazhai Yao Village is highly recommended.

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24/12/2014

The Bodhi Monastery and The Minority Cultural Palace

Mangshi last minute China travel deals is the countryseat of Luxi County and also the prefectural seat of Dehong Prefecture. Mangshi means "the Town of Daybreak". The name originated from the story that Sakyamuni got to Mangshi just as day broke. The town has an area of 10 square kilometers and a population of 60,000. Mangshi is a newly developing border town, will prosperous business and booming trading.

The monastery is situated in the middle section of Xinan Road, Mangshi. It is said to have been built in the early Qing Dynasty. The monastery got its name because there was a bodhi tree in front of the monastery when it was built. The original monastery was destroyed in a war. Later repeated reconstructions and repeated destructions happened. The existing monastery was built in 1978. The roof is of a Han style, but the architecture as a whole and especially the balustrade and railing are of a Dai style.

The monastery is a Southern Buddhist monastery well known in Southeast Asia and the Dai areas of Yunnan China Holidays. After Liberation, the Chinese Association of Buddhism carried a very big statue of Sakyamuni with bare feet to this monastery from Beijing. In 1956, it took a tooth of Sakyamuni there for people to worship, which made the monastery even more popular. The monastery is now where the prefectural association of Buddhism lies and is ranked as a provincial point of interest.
Minority Cultural Palace

The Minority Cultural Palace is located in the southern section of the Youth Street, Mangshi Shopping in China. It covers an area of 150 square kilometers. The splendid palace, hidden among oil palm trees and bamboo trees, has distinctive ethnic features. To its north there is "the Pavilion of the White Dragon", which is the symbol of the Dai's Water Splashing Festival. The Cultural Palace was built in 1988 by the people of Dehong in memory of Premier Zhou.

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23/12/2014

Taste The Dai FoodYunnan Bronze Masterpieces - A Local "History Book"

Where bronze China tour deals ware was first unearthed from the Shang-dynasty tomb of Fuhao in Henan Province, scholars conducted studies and discovered that ores used to produce part of the bronze ware were not from the Central Plains of China but from Yunnan.

The Yunnan bronzes are unique because the ancient Yunnan people did not have any written language then. Therefor, they used sculpture and carved patterns to show their life and religious beliefs. In some ways, the bronze objects, including these articles daily use, can be considered a "history book" of Yunnan.

The ancient kingdom of Dian had a territory centred around the Dianchi Lake and stretching out to the central and eastern parts of today's Yunnan. It existed from the 5th century B.C. to early 1st century.

In 1955 and 1960, scholars from the Yunnan provincial Museum China shopping made excavations on four occasions at Shizhaishan near Jinning. From 50 ancient tombs, they obtained more than 4,800 cultural relics, the overwhelming majority of which were bronzes. In 1972 and 1991, the Yunnan provincial Museum and the Yunnan provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology twice made excavations at Lijiashan in Jiangchuan County. Here, 85 ancient tombs were found and 4,000 bronze objects unearthed. Over 1,000 pieces of bronze ware have been discovered from over 20 burial grounds of the Dian State. The people had mastered such complicated bronze processing techniques as gilding and inlay with gold or silver.For instance, the Escorting Captives Gilded Decorative Buckle depicts two armed soldiers escorting two captives and three animals.In the Bronze Board of Bull and Tiger, the blood vessels on the bull's head are clearly portrayed to produce a sence of strength, while the tiger, biting at its tail, is also shown in great detail.

On the lid of the Battle Scene Shell UtensilChina Holidays used for storing shell money, unearthed at Shizhaishan, is cast a scene of battle with 13 human figures, each vividly depicted. On each side of the Cavelryman Herding Oxen Shell Utensil is a tiger-shaped handle. On the lid is a gilded barefoot cavalryman armed with a sword to protect the four oxen. Another masterpiece is the Umbrella-holding Bronze Figurine whose facial expression, haiestyle and costumes are all clearly portrayed.

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