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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Microcosm of China ...

Yunnan is a microcosm of China in the areas of minority affairs and nationality relations. The province has 25 minority groups , nearly half of the country's total. In many cases they have different language, culture, religion and history.  Language and culture are of primary interest because they are the basis for classifying most minority nationalities. 

Yunnan makes the most culturally diverse province in China. I had the opportunity to explore this amazing land of minorities and their unique culture and customs.

It's rare to see so many different ethnic minority groups living harmoniously in one province. Visitors can enjoy all the minority differences because people are very friendly and invite everyone, who approaches their home.

Large number of minority villages including Yi, Dai, Miao, Jingpo, Wa, Hani, Naxi, Dulong and others, have been built here.

Yunnan  brought me  into a colorful ethnic folklore world where I became intoxicated with exquisite ethnic handicrafts, colorful costumes, village buildings, numerous loving legends and delicious cuisines.

The red of the Chinese flag symbolizes the communist revolution, and it's also the traditional colour of the people. The large gold star represents communism, while the four smaller stars represent the social classes of the people. In addition, the five stars together reflect the importance placed on the number five in Chinese thought and history. 

Red Land adventures ...

Rice terraces of Yunnan

Terraced paddy fields are very common in rice farming where the land is hilly or mountainous. They help to decrease erosion and work well for rice crops which need to be grown in a flooded area. They are very demanding both for the people and for the water buffalos. The terraces of Yunnan Province have been a masterpiece of the ingenuity of the minorities for generations.The ancestors came to this steep mountain area around 2,500 years ago. In their struggle against the difficult terrain they successfully established the terraces, where they grew rice in order to make a living. The creativity of the people turned the mountain area into one of beautifull places. 

The terraced fields are magnificent and on a large-scale and are one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. The perfect places for photographing sunrises and sunsets.

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These terraced paddies are deemed as the unique scene depicting rice-farming civilisation of the mankind. In an artistic point of view the terraced paddies have undoubtedly formed a new community of the modeling art.

Yunnan  -  Land of Eternal Spring

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The land of two leaves and a bud.

Srimongol in Bangladesh,  is the place of tea gardens, hills and forest areas on the hills. Within your eyesight you will find green areas everywhere. Its is famous for the largest tea gardens of world covered by lush green carpet.

 You can have at the spectacular tea processing. Bangladesh produces and exports a large quantity of high quality tea every year. Most of the tea estates are in Srimongol. The tea pickers' lives are very difficult, but although the women and men working in tea gardens were working really hard, invited me exceptionally friendly.

Kawran Bazaar

Kawran Bazaar is the biggest and most famous wholesale general market in Dhaka City. All kinds of vegetables, fish, rice and other commodities are supplied to the small markets from here. There is no holiday at the market, which operates  24 hours a day, but  early morning is the busiest time. Starting at 12 A.M, all night the vegetables and goods come from around the country. Many trucks and pick-ups carry and bring commodities to the market from different places. The biggest number of clients can be seen between 4-7 a.m., when the small markets open. 

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