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Nuohei Village in Yunnan: a village built by stones

By : InKunming | Published: 2014-December-31

Stone buildings in Nuohei Village are built down hillsides. [Yunnan.cn]

Stones witnessed changes of life in Nuohei Village. [Yunnan,cn]

Villagers in folk costume perform their traditional dance in Nuohei Village. [Yunnan.cn]

[InKunming--Yunnan]  Nuohei Village, is not only a village inhabited by Yi ethnic group, but also a place full of art of stones that tourists should not miss.

History of Nuohei Village could be traced back to 600 years ago. Located at Guishan Town of Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Nuohei Village is featured with karst landform. Limestone could be found everywhere in the village.

Villagers used these limestone to build houses for centuries. Data showed that 98% houses in the village are built by stones. Hundreds of old houses, which have a history of more than one hundred years, are still preserved in the village.

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