Located in Liping County, Guizhou Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Zhaoxing Dong Village is one of the largest Dong villages in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, covering 180,000 square meters, with eight hundred households and four thousand people, known as “the first Liping Dong village”.
Zhaoxing Dong village is surrounded by mountains, with a river running through the whole village, and the Dong people’s Diaojiao buildings distribute along the river.
Diaojiao building is usually built with Fir, two to three layers, mostly built on the rivers or slopes.
The dyeing cloth hanging in front of the building
Drum Tower is a symbol of Dongzhai, generally, there are three or four drum towers in a large stockade, villagers entertain here, warming themselves in winter, and enjoy the cool air in summer.
This architecture not only draws on the essence of ancient Han Chinese architecture, but also broke the convention of tower. The lower part of the building is a square, eaves shows polygonal.
Beside the pool is a “beauty hand” for the villagers to have a rest.
In Dong Village, there is river, there is bridge. On the bridge there is promenade to shelter, known as “Wind and Rain Bridge”.
Besides the river, there is clean and beautiful cobblestone path in front of each family.
Simple Dong village
The only street in the village
The operator of “National handicrafts shop” is using a wooden hammer beat the cloth, after that, dyed cloth can be shiny.
The day before we passed by Fulu Miao Village, there happened to be the Double Ninth Festival, and the villagers were celebrating the holiday for the elderly.
The Miao female singers…
We took a photo with the singers…