Sunday, May 25, 2008

Yunnan Nationalities Villages Part 1

We started our 11th and final month in China by spending the day at the Yunnan Nationalities Villages. Yunnan Province is home to 26 of the 52 ethnic Chinese groups. In a nice outdoor setting one can gather knowledge and appreciation of the various cultures in one place. Here are some of the highlights of the day:

Near the entrance:

Trying out the Munao prayer wheel:

Most beliefs center around balance, harmony and nature:

Sounding the gong at the De'ang temple:

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