The Essential
In Langde, the soft green of the rice fields contrasts with the emerald green of the forests. This region is home to the wooden houses of the Miao, some of which are built on stilts, with small courtyards paved with pebbles taken from the nearby river. The village boasts a traditional "bridge of wind and rain", also built in wood. The streets become busy with visitors during singing festivals and welcome ceremonies, but once the tourists have left the village rediscovers its peace and dignity.