Stone Village is located in the famous Huangguoshu Waterfall Scenic Area of southwest Guizhou, just 6 kilometers away from Huangguoshu Waterfall. It is a Buyi Ethnic village, the home of 200 families, totally some 1000 Buyi ethnic people (a biggish minority in the southwest of China). Surrounded by mountains covered by lush trees and rivers, the scenery of the village is very attractive. Wide Stone River passes along the village with a five-cave stone bridge arching over. The stone bridge together with its reflection forms a circle and the reflections of the mountains and trees are chamber in the five holes of the bridge respectively.
It is named as Stone Village for all the architectures in the village are made of stone, stone houses, stone walls, flagstone roofs, flagstone roads, stone bridges and stone banks. Even the kitchenware is also stone-made. Overlapping with each other, its stone houses are built along the mountain slope in apple-pie order. Made of woods and stones without any bricks or tiles, they are strong and durable. And, the dwellers of these stone houses will feel warm in winter and cool in summer. Moreover, designed and built by local people, they are full of local and national features.
I updated this article on November 26, 2012
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