Zhaoxing Dong Village


Zhaoxing Dong Village

by Live in Guizhou

Image Source: Sina News

Zhaoxing Dong Village, located in Liping County, southeast of Guizhou Province, is one of Guizhou’s largest Dong Villages in the Qiandongnan area.

In Zhaoxing Dong Village, everything is simple and far removed from the influence of modern city life. Only the murmur of the little brooks, the happy songs of Dong People and the rhythmic beating of the rods for laundry will provide the occasional sounds of daily life. The verdant mountains, simple but elegant houses and the smiling faces of Dong People will greet you and complete this natural feast for your senses.

Mountains surround Zhaoxing Dong village. And a small river slowly flows across the Village. The hanging houses of the Dong minority people are located on both sides of the river. The Hanging homes are usually china fir, primarily two to three floors and built along the river bank or the slopes. There is dyed cloth hanging in front of the hanging house.

Drum tower is a symbol of Dong village. There are three or four drum towers in some Dong minority villages. People stay here for entertainment, toast in winter and enjoy calm summer. This kind of architecture absorbed the essence of ancient Han architecture but also broke the tradition of the tower.