Putou Village, 25 km away from Chengbu Miao Autonomous County, Shaoyang, Hunan, has over 80% population of Miao people. Ancient houses are inherited from the Ming and Qing Dynasty, of which the maple ancient house stresses on Fengshui. One room adopts five wooden pillars made of different materials, which represents the five elements of Fengshui praying for happiness, wealth, blessings and luck.
This is Hulong Bridge built in the 24thyear of the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty. The statue of Guan Yu is enshrined in the central Hulong Bridge, representing loyalism of villagers for thousands of years.
Lanmen Wine and songs for serving tea, serving wine and retaining guests embody Miao people’s simplicity and enthusiasm. Miao women and men are fond of singing and dancing to express their desire for romantic love and happy life.
Putou Village has maintained a number of traditional customs, including making glutinous rice cake.
Putou Villagers are making tender tasty beancurd.
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