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- a visit to some Dong villages -
 
 
 
 


Dong Country
- the big "Wind and Rain" bridge to the left and Dong village Maan in center -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong village Maan.
The houses are huge,- and traditionally made from wood.
They are built very close together, which must be more than a nightmare in case of fire - - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong village
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong village
- the typical drum tower which is found in all Dong villages -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong village
- house details and people  -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong village
- another magnificent "Wind and Rain" bridge -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Dong Village
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
Here another beautiful "Wind and Rain" bridge of more modest dimensions.
It crosses the river that separates the village Maan,- seen in the background -, from the village Ping.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
Here a good view of the huge wooden houses. This picture is from the village Yan.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
A closer view of a Dong house in the village Ping.
Take note of the bundles of rice, drying on long poles.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Dong Village
Another close view of typical Dong houses, - this time in village Pingtan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
- with rice field and rice straw -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
House details,- all put together without the use of nails - -  -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Dong Village
Here some roof constructions seen from a house where we were invited inside.
This picture is also from the village Ping.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Dong Village
Another shot from village Ping.  The people with the white headdresses are from a burial party.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 

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