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John Amato | profile | all galleries >> Galleries of Cities and Villages that I have visited in China. >> Liang Tou Yan, a mid mountain village. tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Liang Tou Yan, a mid mountain village.

This village is below Gao Shan, which is about 45 minutes hike further up the mountain. It is Hmong (Miao) farming community surrounded by a beautiful subtropical forest (where it has not been cleared for farming). The people are for the most part friendly and outgoing. The children are shy and most are polite. This area is very different from that of a city.

The following images were shot over a few hours. We covered many miles in elevation by foot and met many great people.
A dog, a basket and two shoes.
A dog, a basket and two shoes.
Cleaning and peeling potoatoes.
Cleaning and peeling potoatoes.
Mother and child.
Mother and child.
Plowing one of many hundreds of fields for rice.
Plowing one of many hundreds of fields for rice.
Dried rice stalks that will be used to bundle the new rice plants for planting in other fields.
Dried rice stalks that will be used to bundle the new rice plants for planting in other fields.
Spreading fertilizer from stock.
Spreading fertilizer from stock.
3 types of building material commonly used. Cement block, stone and adobe.
3 types of building material commonly used. Cement block, stone and adobe.
Hydroelectric dam in the canyon below the village.
Hydroelectric dam in the canyon below the village.
Generator at a hydroelectric dam.
Generator at a hydroelectric dam.
The flywheel and one of the bearings for the hydroelectrical plant. A thermometer sticks out of the bearing for monitoring.
The flywheel and one of the bearings for the hydroelectrical plant. A thermometer sticks out of the bearing for monitoring.
Turbine at the hydroelectric plant.
Turbine at the hydroelectric plant.
Looking down on the dam.
Looking down on the dam.
Local doctor explaining the name of the village and medical practies.
Local doctor explaining the name of the village and medical practies.
Pigs in mud. Very happy.
Pigs in mud. Very happy.
Rice paddy ready for planting.
Rice paddy ready for planting.
Riding on a plow.
Riding on a plow.
Shaking the rapeseed from the siliques on the stalk.
Shaking the rapeseed from the siliques on the stalk.
Plowing never stops this time of year, well almost never.
Plowing never stops this time of year, well almost never.
In the local dialect he yelled, I am 72 and I still plow!
In the local dialect he yelled, "I am 72 and I still plow!"
Adobe barns for stock and storage.
Adobe barns for stock and storage.
Burning the dried rapeseed plants after the seed was shaken out.
Burning the dried rapeseed plants after the seed was shaken out.
Mountain rice fields.
Mountain rice fields.
Planting rice.
Planting rice.
Plowing a small field.
Plowing a small field.
Taking a break.
Taking a break.
Off to another field. This is a very busy time of year.
Off to another field. This is a very busy time of year.
Barns for stock.
Barns for stock.
Cascading water. The roar of small tributaries is enjoyable and beautiful. After heavy rains the area is alive with water.
Cascading water. The roar of small tributaries is enjoyable and beautiful. After heavy rains the area is alive with water.
More rice paddies.
More rice paddies.
And more mountain rice paddies.
And more mountain rice paddies.
Palm fiber rain cape.
Palm fiber rain cape.
A drink of water.
A drink of water.
Adobe and stone.
Adobe and stone.
A local spider.
A local spider.
Where is my mother? This calf was calling to its mother for much of the day.
Where is my mother? This calf was calling to its mother for much of the day.
Veiw from the school.
Veiw from the school.
Guiding us back down by shortcuts to the lower villages.
Guiding us back down by shortcuts to the lower villages.
The end of the day bringing home the water buffalo.
The end of the day bringing home the water buffalo.