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BiaSha Miao

BiaSha Miao

China

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In the Southern Chinese province of Guiyang there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao people. The third one Jimmy visited was the Miao BiaSha.
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Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realize the cultural importance and potential value of this heritage.

Cormorants Fishermen

Cormorants Fishermen

China

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Yangshuo County is a county under the jurisdiction of Guilin City, in the northeast of Guangxi, China. Its seat is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorants to fish in the Li river. Cormorant fishing has taken place in Japan and China since about 960 AD. 

Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method.

To control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the base of the bird's throat. This prevents the birds from swallowing larger fish, which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism industry.

LangDe Miao

LangDe Miao

China

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In the Southern Chinese province of Guiyang there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao people. The first one Jimmy visited was the Miao LangDe.

Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realise the cultural importance and potential value of the Miao heritage.

Longhorn Miao

Longhorn Miao

China

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In the Southern Chinese province of Guiyang there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao people. The second one Jimmy visited was the Miao Longhorn.

Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realise the cultural importance and potential value of this Miao heritage.