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Dancing under the Moonlight: the Costume Festival of Zhizuo

Dancing under the Moonlight: the Costume Festival of Zhizuo
As villages go, Zhizuo could hardly be more remote. Some 70km from the county town, first along a winding mountain road, then on a deeply rutted track without public transport: even in the dry season it takes several hours and a bit of stamina to reach. Yet, at least on the first full moon of the year, the effort is worth it, as Zhizuo holds one of Yunnan's most colourful festivals, the Dress Competition Festival or Caizhuangjie 赛装节.


Ronald G. Knapp: China's Old Dwellings

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Few people know as much about Chinese architecture as Knapp: from palaces to humble homes he explains important building principles; the connection between environment and housing styles and the development of style over time. A section on minority housing styles complements the book.

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Ronald G. Knapp: China's Old Dwellings

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Few people know as much about Chinese architecture as Knapp: from palaces to humble homes he explains important building principles; the connection between environment and housing styles and the development of style over time. A section on minority housing styles complements the book.


A pretty lake area south of Eryuan.

Markets this Monday

Dali 大理
Duomei 朵美
Junhua 均化
Shuixie 水泄
Tuanjie 团结
Waxi 瓦溪
Jizushan 鸡足山
Misha 弥沙
Liuhe 六合
Baishi 白石
Dali 大理
Gonglang 公郎镇
Heqing 鹤庆县
Shaping 沙平村
Caicun 才村

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州

Dehong 德宏
Kachang 卡场镇
Lianghe 梁河县

Honghe 红河
Nanke 南科
Majie 马街
Chemalong 车玛龙
Laozhai 老寨苗族乡
Baihe 白河乡
Wuwan 乌弯
Lvchun 绿春县
Jinping 金平苗族瑶族傣族自治县
Puxiong 普雄
Xinjie 新街
Daheigong 大黑公
Longwu 龙武镇
Mengqiao 勐桥乡

Wenshan 文山
Pingzhai 平寨乡
Muyang 木央镇
Banggu 蚌谷乡
Nanping (Majie) 南屏镇 (马街)

Chuxiong 楚雄
Qianchang 前场镇
Chadian 插甸乡
Mixing 弥兴镇

Baoshan 保山市
Wafang 瓦房彝族白族乡
Mangbang 芒棒

Lincang 临沧
Luodang 洛党
Yongde 永德县
Xinhua 新华彝族苗族乡
Danjia 单甲乡
Mengdui 孟堆乡
Fuhe 复合

Zhaotong 昭通
Shuanghe 双河

Yuxi 玉溪
Nanuo 那诺乡
Yuanjiang 元江哈尼族彝族傣族自治县
Yani 亚尼

Diqing 迪庆
Zili 梓里

Nujiang 怒江
Pengdang 捧当
Maji 马吉乡

Puer 普洱
Mangxin 芒信镇
Qiannuo 千糯
Minle 民乐