The coolest village in Guangdong, all houses of villagers are built on slopes above 45 degrees, and environment for chopping wood and cooking is wonderful.
The houses we usually see are built on level ground because flat and wide plots are more convenient for traffic and there are enough sources of water, whether it be an adult or a child. it is safer to get in and out. If relatives and friends come to house, they do not need to climb mountains and wade. A car can drive up to door of house, and road will be much easier.
Especially in today's society, houses we live in are mostly located in flat areas where there are various infrastructure, shopping malls, parks, rivers, bus stops, etc. when you go outside community. brought a lot of convenience to our lives.
I wonder if you've seen a house built on a hillside? A small town in Guangdong Province has large houses built on hillsides. And it's not a gentle slope, It's a slope close to 45 degrees.
If they say that in Yunnan, Sichuan, Chongqing and other places you can see houses built on mountains more often, then people will be more surprised that such houses appear in Guangdong province.
This is a yao village in Liangnan County, Qingyuan Province. We looked down at village. These houses were concentrated in a place on a hillside, very dense, surrounded by dense forests, a piece of greenery. The houses in middle are all covered with gray tiles, which look very impressive from above.
There is not much open space around house, distance between house and house is very short, and there is only a narrow road connecting two families. If you are at a high altitude, you can't see this road at all.
Cars cannot enter village, so they can only be parked in a small park at foot of mountain. If people want to get to village, they can only go along a long rocky path. Next to parking lot, we see patches of terraced fields, layer by layer, very beautiful, maybe this is place where locals do agricultural work.
The distance from terraced fields to village is relatively long. It is quite possible thatif people want to do farm work in fields, they also need to walk along a long stone path to get to fields.
Despite fact that terrain here is relatively steep and traffic is inconvenient, scenery here is beautiful. In early spring or just after rain, there is a lot of smog at a low altitude above village.Fog, green trees, houses with tiled roofs and smoke from cooking create an old urban landscape.
This ethnic minority village has become a famous tourist attraction. Every year, many tourists drive thousands of miles to this ancient village to experience farming life and beautiful scenery.
When you enter village, you will meet simple and enthusiastic villagers. They are dressed in black and colored clothes, cloth shoes on their feet, and some kind of jewelry on their heads. Whether they are male or female, they are all very thin. This is a unique dressing style of Yao people.
Life here is not as modern and developed as in a metropolis, there is no developed economic activity, but relatively primitive industries and a way of life have been preserved, people live their lives working at dawn and relaxing at sunset. Some scenes of life here, such as digging a well, feeding chickens, and chopping wood, remind us of peasant life in childhood.
To enter house, stools, tables, beds, etc. are made of wood. The beds are covered with colorful quilts that are sewn by inventive Yao women themselves. make furniture, while most of men work outside, plowing fields and growing food.
When big holidays come, they will sing and dance in small square of the village, dance a folk dance and sing a beautiful song.
During day whole village is very quiet and unhurried. Smoke swirls on tiles, and birds remain on green branches and chirp. Chickens, ducks, geese and other original ecological birds grown by residents live around house. thin, babbling stream.
At night, whole village was brightly lit and lively. There are various decorative lanterns around tiles and walls, including orange, yellow, and red ones, as well as red lanterns hanging high. Many tourists from other places will prefer to stay here for night and rent a small hotel. Experience nightlife here.
When playing here, you can also eat food here. The chickens, ducks and geese in village are free-range, they eat some insects and grass rather than fodder, so their meat is more pliable and flavorful. The most famous dish here is lamei. Many types of chicken and duck are marinated and then dried, which is also easier to preserve.
Tourists from other places should not miss jerky chicken and jerky goose. After many days of drying, meat becomes dark brown. Put it in firewood cauldron and steam for a while, and flavor is instant. I can eat several cups of rice.
This village is separated from hustle and bustle of metropolis. Although there is no developed transportation and modern lifestyle, this hillside farmhouse can also see landscape in distance.The so-called standing places are high, from a distance Surrounding mountains, forests, streams, clouds, blue sky, etc. can be seen at a glance.