A village half way between Jishou and Fenghuang, Hunan, China
This is a mountain village situated in a river valley with a long history. The Miao have a festival every year at an archeological site where they faced the Han in battle. A river runs through the area and during the Spring is swollen with cloud bursts and rains that come every few days. The people, for the most part, are friendly and welcome you to their home. During our short visit here we were asked a number of times to sit and rest and to return to their village for a meal.
The air smelled fresh and alive with all of the new spring plant growth. Few people outside of this area visit except once a year during a 4 day festival celebrating a historical battle against the Han Dynasty.