China 2000 trip - the Dong territory in Guizhou province
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The Dong people are among the more numerous minorities in China. They are most noted for their unique wood-based architecture (so-called wind-and-rain covered bridges and pagoda-like drum towers) and their polyphonic music (mostly using elaborate bamboo flutes called lusheng - it sounds a bit like an organ actually). Their villages are beautiful and picturesque, western tourists will  feel like walking in an open air museum.
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Above: Zhiaoxing and around, Dong area, Guizhou; below: Longshen (Yao minority)

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