Monday, November 9, 2009

Summer of 2009: Wa People’s Village

Wengding is one of the reserved typical Wa-styled village. These thatched cottages are homes to Wa people living in mountains.

People work and keep livestocks on the ground while sleep on the second floor in case of beasts.

The big hall belongs to the chief of the village.

A kind old man was cooking local tea to visitors. But I was unused to strong and bitter tea.

Water buffalo is the symbol of Wa Culture. You can see skulls of buffalos everywhere in the village.

An old jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) over 300 years!

a Solanaceae family plant


  1. Wow!!So interesting!!!Can't belived that tree is over!!

  2. What does Wa mean Mingfei? I love the shot of the misty mountains in the background. It is very interesting to see a way of life all acroos the world from me. Thanks for sharing.

  3. RE:SAPhotographs (Joan)
    You're welcome. Wa is the name of a Chinese minority. They live in mountains in southwest of Yunnan. In summers, the wet and warm monsoon from India Ocean brings a lot of water to this area, makes the mountains foggy and mysterious.