Chinese poetry and faraway places in four places that
Sea, grassland, desert and countryside.
The city's steel and concrete to see more, always feel wrapped up, want to go to see the mountains, see the water, see the sea, more want to return to the countryside, a slow life.
The countryside, a childhood memory for many people, and in the past 10 years, China has lost more than 900,000 villages, and every day, almost 100 villages disappear in the long history.
With the disappearance of villages and the uprooting of generations of memories, perhaps in a few more decades, the only nostalgia left about villages will be a folklore museum.
Let's explore these villages with Donkey Ride and find the grass and trees that make up our restless lives!
Hunan Xiangxi - Chardon, a border town
A foot in three provinces of the border city style
The simple maiden, the old ferry and the naive yellow dog in Shen Congwen's "Border Town" make up the Chardon that we are longing for.
The Chardon built on the Clearwater River is less yelling and more quiet than the old town of Phoenix.
The life here is quiet and simple, the restaurant's employment in the small boat washing vegetables, panning rice, the cafe in quietly waiting for customers to come to the door, Lara ferry gently and slowly between the two shores.
Living here, getting up early with a bowl of rice noodles full of toppings, walking around the old town during the day along the green stone paths and chatting with the local residents.
When the evening sun climbs into the sky, go to a tavern, or climb a hammock and listen to distant mountain songs. Everything is so normal, and everything is so close to life.
Location: Huayuan Biancheng Tea Cave, Huayuan County, Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan
Travel time: All seasons, spring and summer are the best.
Hainan Lingshui-Xincun Port
The pure world of fish and fishery
In the turquoise harbor floats a village on the sea, the whole village is on the sea, the restaurant, the gas station and the police station are all on the sea.
This is the main gathering place of the boat-dwelling families who have been living on the sea for generations, and there are more than 600 boat-dwelling fishing rafts scattered on the sea, looking down from above, just like the sea road.
The fishermen work at sunrise and rest at sunset. The fishing boats that went into the sea before dawn came back with baskets full of fresh fish and shrimp, a lively scene.
During the day, they are busy feeding fish fry, washing fishing rafts and weaving fishing nets.
Following the Xu family to catch the sea, the joy is endless, carrying bamboo baskets and iron palladium, singing salty water songs, picking up the clams and arks hidden under the mud and sand.
When night falls, the fishing boat cooking smoke curling, the fragrance of fish, the family around the table at night, a happy conversation.
Coordinates: No.5 Wanghai Avenue, Lingshui Li Autonomous County, Hainan Province
Traveling time: October - March.
Huangshan Mountain, Anhui Province-Mu Li Shan
A village floating on the clouds
The high mountain hides the village, but not the beauty of this village, it is the most beautiful alpine village in Huangshan, Muliola.
This is a village that retains the original Hui-style architecture, with a history of more than 300 years, and the wall base made of rubble is written with the vicissitudes of history.
There are only 50 families in the mountain, a hundred or so people, many of them are simple old people, with a more primitive way of life.
The mountain people rely on the mountains to eat the mountains, full of wild persimmon trees, which can be picked at will; fresh fruits and vegetables, mountain wild fruits that can not be eaten, will be put on the sunbed to dry the moisture stored.
Here, there are cloudy days up to a hundred days a year. When you push open the door of your room, you can see the sea of clouds, and when the weather is good, you can see the pure sky and stars at night.
Whether it is raining or sunny, the whole mountain village is like a fairyland on earth.
Location: Muliola Village, Xuning County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
Traveling time: All seasons are available.
A musical village on the borderline
Laodabao, a Yunnan village located on the border between Yunnan and Myanmar.
There are only 400 people in the village, but 80% of the villagers are able to perform guitar and reed-pipe playing and split chorus.
It is also a typical Lahu cottage, with traditional pole-and-rail architecture and a roof decorated with the Lahu "good luck" gourd.
In the Gourd Square, villagers rehearse songs, hold parties, sing about the God of Heaven and celebrate the harvest with simple and happy smiles on everyone's faces.
When you come here, you will be infected by their happiness. Their songs can be heard everywhere, from their own vegetable fields, to the hills where they pick tea and the squares where they gather.
Coordinates: southeast of Lancang County, Pu'er City, Yunnan Province, next to the National Highway 214 from Lancang to Xishuangbanna
Traveling time: November - May.
Genhe-Oruguya, Inner Mongolia
The Last Reindeer Village
More than 300 years ago, Ewenki people moved from Siberia to DaXingAnLing and established Ewenki village, which was called Oruguya to the outside world and lived on hunting and reindeer rearing for generations.
Most of the people have now moved into nearby towns, leaving only about 10 families still living here.
▲Maria So, the last female chief of China
Reindeer are not afraid of people, they pace freely in the deep forest, and after a long time, they will come to you.
Because they often have to migrate with the reindeer, a simple handful of birch bark is the most convenient shelter; the Leba made of deer milk and dough keeps for a long time, so it naturally becomes the staple food of the villagers.
In the evening, the white smoke burning in front of the handful of roko slowly rises, herds of deer return from the quiet forest, and the sky is moving with the evening sun.
When tribal migration becomes a thing of the past, such scenes will no longer exist. Find the time to encounter this legendary tribe while it is still there.
Location: About 17 km north of Mangui Town, Genhe City, Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Traveling time: Spring and summer season.
Linzhi, Tibet - Sosong Village
A dreamy paradise of ten miles of peach blossoms
Some people say that Sosong Village, a paradise where people forget their past lives and present lives.
This small mountain village with only a few dozen families is quietly hidden under the Namcha Barwa, the first of the "Ten Most Beautiful Mountains in China" and next to the Yarlung Tsangpo River.
In spring, Sosong Village is completely covered in a cluster of pink peach blossoms, in the blue sky and snow-capped mountains, quiet and relaxed, into the village is like coming to the legendary paradise.
Walking around the village, there are hundred-year-old wild peach trees of different shapes everywhere, Tibetan farmhouses dotted with them, and leisurely cows and sheep, which can be said to satisfy almost all the yearnings about the idyllic life.
Coordinates: Tibet Autonomous Region, Linzhi City, Milin County, Pai Town, the village under the jurisdiction of (direct navigation Sosong Village)
Travel time: Spring.
Long Horn Miao Village, Congjiang, Guizhou
The Last Gunslinger Tribe in the Sun
In the mountains near the county town of Congjiang in Guizhou, there lives a special tribe of gunmen, where men still maintain the habit of carrying guns, which is of course legal.
When you walk into it, the hammock buildings built on the mountain are neatly arranged, and the greenery is so lush that you can breathe in the fresh air.
This is a more interesting place than other Miao villages, where you can see ancient and mysterious customs: wearing a firearm, shaving your head with a sickle, and tree sacrifice and burial.
Long Horn (bia) sand men are always with their hair in a high bun, carrying knives and muskets, which is very wild and one of the best materials for photographers.
Life here also remains "primitive", rising in the morning to plow the fields, and at dusk to take the cattle home, or hunting in the mountains, fishing in the river.
When you are free to get together to talk and laugh, you don't need to have a cell phone, and you don't need to deliberately find a topic, you can find the most comfortable state between people here.
Coordinates: Pingmei Town, Congjiang County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture
Traveling time: March-November.
Erguna, Inner Mongolia - Qiqian Village
An ancient village on the Russian-Chinese border with the rest of the world
Located on the banks of the Erguna River and hidden deep in the forest of the Daxinganling Mountains, Qiqian Village is an ancient village of forgotten border fairy tales, and if you don't deliberately look for it, you won't even find it on the map.
This small village with only eight or nine families today was once a place where Mongolian ancestors took refuge from war and rested, with grass, wooden houses, and wooden fences in front of the houses ......
But unlike many people, in Qiqian Village, you don't see the sight of smoke curling up, nor the noise of chickens and dogs jumping, only the silence of the earth like the sky.
Nonetheless, this lonely village, uncontested with the world, has shown its unique beauty, not stunning but also not willing to be mediocre.
Location: Hulunbuir City, Erguna, the northern part of the Daxinganling primeval forest hinterland
Travel time: summer and autumn.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang - Dongziguan Village
Ancient village in the south of the Yangtze River in Bucheon Mountain Residence
Historically, the village of Dongziguan flourished because of the prosperity of the Fuchun River, and then faded out of sight as the river declined.
Now after renovation and reconstruction, its resettlement house has become a "Netflix residence", which is called the realistic "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" by many netizens.
In addition to the new-style Hangzhou-style houses, you can also see nearly 100 traditional buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties when you enter the village: the ancient houses with small bridges and flowing water, the Yue Shi Temple, Anya Hall, the Xu family compound where Yu Dafu once lived...
Although very "Netflix", but there are few tourists in the village, only the villagers are fishing by the pier, sitting idly chattering, the sound of Yueju opera and mahjong sounds come from time to time in the village.
When autumn comes, the cascading rice fields are golden from deep to shallow, just like a fairyland.
Location: Dongziguan Village, Changkou Town, Fuyang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
Traveling time: All seasons are available.
Shanxi Xinzhou-Laoniuwan Village
The faded villages on the Yellow River
Located in the world's first bay of the Yellow River, Lao Niuwan Village is surrounded by water on three sides and mountains on one side, in the shape of a bull's head, situated on a cliff, and was a military fortress in the Ming Dynasty.
Now that Lao Niuwan Village has been developed as a tourist attraction, the original villagers have built new homes on land 1.6 kilometers away, but the traditional way of life has remained.
You can stay at the Old Cow Bay B&B and follow the families here as they chisel ice for fish, collect firewood for their kang, or watch the old people embroider their shoe mats.
You can walk around the old village and see the 100-year old stone kiln, which is made of local stone, and the old Niuwan Fort, which is the first fortress of the Great Wall of the Yellow River, and has the best view of the Yellow River.
Coordinates: Lao Niuwan Town, Laoniuwan Town, Youguan County, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province, China
Traveling time: April - October.
These 10 villages are just the tip of the iceberg of hundreds of thousands of villages in China. Some of them are about to disappear, some have become attractions, and some have regained their lives.
As times change, the villages that have been guarded for generations may eventually be doomed to fade away.
What we can do is to visit it again before it disappears and live a slow life in the countryside that is very different from that of the city.