Rongjiang Dong villages Chejiang and Zaidang

Rongjiang Dong villages Rongjiang Guizhou
Rongjiang Dong villages are the best place to go for a glimpse of the culture of this minority. Considered as the birthplace of Dong, their architecture, their language and their culture, this region is full of wonders created by this unique people. The Chejiang Sanpao Dong village, peaceful village along the river, home to the largest drum tower in the world. Zaidang Dong Village meanwhile houses the Miaolan Village, colorful Dong branch.

Chejiang Sanpao Dong village

The most famous of all villages of Dong in Rongjiang is undoubtedly the Chejiang Sanpao Dong village. It is here that we find the most Dong culture throughout the region and one can easily understand why they chose this place. Millennial banyan borders the river, all in a quiet secluded area, yet timeless. Chejiang actually includes three Dong villages extends over 15 kilometers. There are 2,400 families in this minority are grouped here. Thus, some call this village the first Dong village on earth.
Besides the Dong culture, what makes the village so interesting is the huge drum tower built here. Tallest tower of its kind in the world, it is even part of the Guinness Book of Records. Built without a single nail, one may wonder as such a monument of more than 30 meters in height happens to stand.

Zaidang Dong Village

A little further back, there lies the Zaidang Dong Village. With its six branches that have been present since Miaolan Village moved here. All the houses are built of wood. No nails or other materials have been used to keep these houses stable. The ground floor is used for livestock while the upper floor serves as living room for a family. Just as every Dong village, Zaidang has a drum tower. It is around the place what ceremonies and festivals celebrating in Miaolan Village. This unique and lively colored people welcome you with open arms. This is best way to enjoy the Dong culture by attending various festivities here.

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