35 Dai Girl Cyclists in Xishuangbanna, China


White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality.

'Six hours after we left Simao, the muddy Lancangjiang river appeared like a shadow at a lighted window. Another couple of bends and the curtains were flung wide open: Jinghong, the naked lady, lay there on her bed of green'.

That's pretty much how I introduce the reader to Xishuangbanna, in Nomadic Gatherings.

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This area in the deep south of Yunan province, bordering Burma and Laos, is inhabited by a dozen of the minority tribes; namely the Dai, Han, Hanni, Bulang, Lagu, Wa, Yao, Jinuo, Zhuang, Yi, Hui, and Miao. Affected by the monsoon from the Indian Ocean, the region has a climate of high temperature and high rainfall and is mild throughout the year. There are no season distinctions; only wet and dry.

The rich forest is said to be roamed by herds of wild elephants, buffaloes, rhinoceroses, tigers, and gibbons. I only had time for a stroll to Chuan Huan Park and the surrounding Dai minority villages. Chickens and pigs roamed freely around the bamboo fenced territories of the raised wooden cottages.

The Dai are a colourful and friendly people and the region is celebrated for its annual water-splashing festival in April. I had a tourist meal of shredded pork, fried bananas, and sauteed rice at one of the minority guest house restaurants all for 7 Yuan (60p); and that included the Pi Jiu (beer).

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Great candid...neat how their hats glow in the light
posted November 3rd, 2017  
Fav. beautiful symmetry of the girls, the shadows and the luminous hats
posted November 4th, 2017  
Nice catch - love the backlit hats!
posted November 5th, 2017  
nice casual scene
posted November 5th, 2017  
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