Dong mortise and tenon wooden hour construction, Zhaoxing Dong Village, Guizhou Province, China

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Dong mortise and tenon wooden hour construction, Zhaoxing Dong Village, Guizhou Province, China
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Zhaoxing Dong Village (aka Zhaodong), dating back to 1160, is one of the largest Dong minority villages in China. It is noted for its Drum Towers and its Wind and Rain covered bridges on the Nanjiang River and its wooden houses built of mortice and tenon construction without nails. At the center of the village is a square with a stage where performances of polyphonic singing take place.
Location: Zhaoxing Dong Village, Guizhou Province, China