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[文化博览] 【整理】2008-07-18 Wild China 美丽中国:彩云之南-1

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Beneath billowing clouds in China’s far Southwestern Yunnan province lies a place of mystery and legend.

Of mighty rivers and some of the oldest jungles in the world, here hidden valleys nuture / strange and unique creatures, and colorful tribal cultures.

Jungles are rarely found this far north of the tropics. So why did they thrive here, and how has this ragged landscape come to harbour the greatest natural wealth in all China?

In the remote Southwest corner of China, a celebration is about to take palce. Dai people collect water for the most important festival of their year. The Dai call themselves "the people of the water". Yunnan’s river valleys have been their home for over two thousand years.

By bringing the river water to the temple, they honor the two things holiest to them—Buddhism and their home. The Dai give thanks for the rivers and fertile land which have nurtured their culture.

Though to some, it might seen / just an excuse for the biggest water fight of all time. Dai lives are changing as towns get bigger and modernized, but the water splashing festival is still celebrated by all.

The rivers, which lie at the heart of Dai life and culture flow from the distant mountains of Tibet, south with through central Yunnan in great parallel gorgeous.

[ 本帖最后由 toyworld 于 2008-7-18 11:37 编辑 ]
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