Gallery: Flames Engulf Centuries-Old Village
Feb. 16, 2021
Dozens of straw homes inhabited by people of the Wa ethnic minority in December 2016 in Wengding village, Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Photo: IC Photo
A fire broke out at the village on Sunday afternoon. Almost all the homes in the village were destroyed in the blaze, according to state-run broadcaster CCTV. Photo: IC Photo
An elderly woman makes tea in Wengding village in December 2016. The village is in Cangyuan county, which sits on China’s border with Myanmar’s Shan state. Photo: IC Photo
A visitor is greeted by a villager dressed in a traditional costume in October 2018.
A bull’s head on a wooden stake in Wengding village.
A house in Wengding village made of bamboo and covered with thatch. Photo: Traditional Chinese Village Digital Museum’s website
Covering an area of about 630 hectares (1,557 acres), the village was rated as a national 4A tourist attraction by Yunnan on March 31, 2020.
The blaze was extinguished Sunday night with no fatalities reported. Photo: Xinhua