Li River Village

Gravel sorter.

Gravel sorter.

The Li River cruise boat did not return us to Yangshuo, but rather pulled into this little village by a very noisy machine which seemed to be separating gravel from not-gravel and piling the gravel on the shore.  I presume it was a dredge.

Very noisy.

Very noisy.

We then walked through the colourful village before boarding a bus to go to a second village, a little further inland, to see rice fields, typical (but mostly very new) houses, and get up close and personal with a water buffalo.

Colourful flags.  Welcoming us? Or was there a celebration about to happen?

Colourful flags. Welcoming us? Or was there a celebration about to happen?

Lost and found or sitting out to dry?

Lost and found or sitting out to dry?

Manual labour.

Manual labour.

These were too big to fit in a suitcase. More’s the pity.

Loved these. No idea what ceremony or event they would be used in.

Loved these. No idea what ceremony or event they would be used in.

Vibrant and well made.

Vibrant and well made.

Next Chinese post: The other Li Village

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4 comments on “Li River Village

  1. Loved those mask flags and the cute little shoes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Candia says:

    Could these be Chinese Opera masks?

    • buntymcc says:

      I believe they are! But usually painted on the face, I believe, with each colour having a different meaning. We saw something ‘called’ Beijing Opera on our second night in China but they didn’t wear masks. (Most of us fell asleep, but I did get a couple of pictures.)

      • Candia says:

        Yes, I went to the Beijing opera in the late 1990s.. It’s a wonder your party slept with all the racket, like pots and pans being drummed! The Chinese laughed when there was a costume malfunction on stage. Our students did too, but the Germans in the rows in front glared at us. Different senses of humour!
        Candia.

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