Wuyuan County in Yunnan is the main area for the Yi people in the country, while Wengding Ancient Village is the most traditional Yi village. Wuyuan is adjacent to Shan State in Myanmar, and Weng Ding is said to be the last primitive tribe in China. A "Ava people sing new songs" let the world know about this minority. If you want to understand the Yi culture, Weng Ding must come.
Wengding Ancient Village is not big. There are 98 Yi villagers living in the area, with a total of more than 470 people. People are relatively poor, but the folk customs are simple and warm and hospitable. Women in the village like to smoke, and smoke does not leave their hands. It is a local culture. Perhaps living in the plateau, the ultraviolet rays are strong, the skin color is deep, and the local is black.
Weng Ding, in the proverb, means the place where the clouds are lingering, and the meaning of the spirit of the alpine Baiyun Lake. Walking through Weng Ding, the first thing I saw was the Zhaimen and the big banyan trees, which were the same for a hundred years. The two lines in the same place constitute the real sense of the Zhaimen, and together guard this village with hundreds of years of history.
The houses in the village are the houses of the Yi people's thatched houses. The tallest building is the king's palace. Yu Wang is the leader of the village and has a high prestige.
Traditional Yi people's residence is a pole-style bamboo and wood building. There are two types in the big aspect. One is a single-story oval house with a short roof on a single adult. Adults and widows live in such a house. The other is a common two-story building. Livestock downstairs.
But when there are friends from other places who come to visit me and ask about my unpopular tourist destination, Weng Ding Ancient Village is my first recommendation. Compared with the bustling of Lijiang Dali, this preserved original Yi village has undoubtedly a unique charm.
Seeing a row of piles full of buffalo heads, I know that it is not far from Weng Ding Guzhai. Online said that the road from Wuyuan County to Weng Ding is good. They are all cement roads. In fact, there is no road in the middle. There is a long road in the middle, and it has been dug into a mud road. It has been bumped for a while and then passed through the misty mountains. We arrived in Onding.
The front of the stockade is full of buffalo heads. It looks a bit scary, but in Yunnan, the buffalo head is not unusual, because the Yi people worship the buffalo, and the pajamas hanging on the pony head are a kind of blessing symbol.
Before entering the stockade, there will be a welcoming ceremony. The villagers beat the instruments and sang the folks of the Yi people to welcome the guests. Then an uncle holds a black and dark thing and touches her eyebrows with a finger. It seems to be a blessing to the guests coming from afar.
The house built with grass and wood has been used for thousands of years.
In Weng Ding Village, few people may be familiar with or understand this small village located in the southwestern border of the motherland. The original Yi ethnic village with hundreds of years of history will realize basic living facilities such as water supply and electricity supply by the end of 2010.
Weng Ding Village is affiliated to the Qijiao Township of Wuyuan Yi Autonomous County. It is about 40 kilometers from Wuyuan County. It is basically a asphalt road. The road is good and the journey takes more than one hour. At night, you can choose to live in Wuyuan or Huma. The autonomous county lived, the horse was a little farther away, about 90 kilometers, because of the road conditions and speed limit, driving about three hours.
The ancient Weng Ding Village still continues the traditional life of men and women, women can not only use the money from the weaving cloth to supplement the home, but also use their own cloth to make sheets, bedding, clothes and other home Retained.
The Wengding Wa Nationality Gregarious Village is located in Mengjiao Township, Cangyuan Va Autonomous County, Lincang City, and preserves the ethnic architectural styles and customs of the Wa people. A wide and open activity space greets you as you enter the village. There, the unique collective activities of the Wa people such as oxen sacrifices and the ritual of "dragging the wooden drum" are held. The village features houses on stilts made of bamboo and wood. Facing the sun and backdropped by the mountains, they form a captivating picture in their disorder.