Shadow of Tianlongtunbao Ancient Town

Tianlongtunbao Ancient Town is a model of military defense featured army farming building, where there are stone arches around the buildings. It is easy to defense but hard to conquer, and is really an important military place.

Army farming culture is a product of the army farming in Ming Dynasty. Army farming is a special system which restrain worker from state land by military administration in the feudal society. In China’s history, there were different scales of Mita, and it was regarded as the good policy to increase border security and of appeasement by the rulers.

The people stick to the Ming traditional practices in the six hundred years
In the deep mountains of the hinterland of central Guizhou, 50 kilometers from the provincial capital, 150 square kilometers from Anshun City, there are a group of Tunbao people. In the more than six hundred years, Tunbao people stubbornly stick to the ancestral system of the Ming Dynasty.

Walked into this old army farming village, you will be surprised to find that there is still such culture existing in this world. Army farming culture has its own style, and is different from other Han Chinese culture and the local ethnic culture. It is the relics of the relatively closed Ming Dynasty Culture. Tunbao people stick to the language, dress, building, and religion six hundred years ago.

Most of Tunbao person’s language has retroflex pronunciation, fast, reveals a military masculinity.

In clothing, tunbao women maintain the progenitor system, their cloth is large navy blue long-sleeve clothing, and the delicate lace embodies the charm of southern embroidery. A pair of pointed embroidered shoes reveals the creativeness of tunbao women, elegant and noble. There are still many women embroidering embroidered shoes in the street.

No one can have such a deep understanding of the stone as the Tunbao people. Indeed, tunbao is really a stone world. Everything here is made of stone.

The solid of rock play a decisive role in the military nature of the tunbao village.

Tunbao people are a group of “warlike” Han people. The best thing to embody this point is the local opera, the drama to play on the ground. Local opera is a branch of Nuo culture, also called Junnuo(Nuo in army ). Tunbao ancestors danced military Nuo dancing was not to entertain people but the God, it was also a way to inspire military might and threaten enemy.

Tianlongtunbao Ancient Town is in the throat land to the west Yunnan. As an important military location, it had become an important military outpost from the Ming Dynasty.

Stationing troops had left lots of historical relics in this ancient land: Ming southern army weapons processing sites, Ming beacon residual base, and the ancient city walls around Tiantai Mountain…

Guizhou Travel Tips:


25 thoughts on “Shadow of Tianlongtunbao Ancient Town

  1. A powerful share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little evaluation on this. And he in reality bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If possible, as you turn out to be expertise, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra particulars? It is extremely helpful for me. Massive thumb up for this weblog publish!

  2. In my opinion it’s among the most vital information for me personally. And i am glad studying your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The webpage style is ideal, the content is really remarkable :-). Very good work, many thanks.

  3. I actually do agree with all the tips you’ve presented inside your post. They are really convincing and will absolutely work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. Can you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the blog post.

  4. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!…

  5. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  6. Pingback: weather news

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s