Yintan Dong Village in the nice valley

Yintan Dong Village Congjiang Guizhou
For an in-depth exploration of the Dong ethnic group living in Guizhou, do not miss the Yintan Dong Village. Here, The Dong architectures are exemplary as well as the traditions and local customs. Moreover, the rice terraces and the forests of pine and bamboo bring more charm of this typical Dong village in Guizhou.

Yintan Dong Village 

The Yintan Dong village, about twenty kilometers away from Congjiang, is one of the most representative Dong villages in Guizhou for its Dong buildings and daily life of this minority. Although the houses are fairly recent (50-100 years ago ), the rules for the Dong buildings have been met. Taking a good look at the natural environment of the village, the houses, the drum towers, the pavilions, they are competely different from the ones in West! The drum tower of the village soars to 21 feet high in the center of the village. Wherever one is, one can not miss the center f Yintan. Travelers have the feeling of being immersed in time amidst extremely well preserved buildings.

The Dong ethnic people

In the Dong village of Yintan, residents continue their very quiet life and still surprised when a stranger arrives. Most of the inhabitants still wear local dress in indigo. The animals roam quietly, so that one wonders how the villagers recognize their own beasts! 

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