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The homeland of peacocks

In the west of Yunnan Province China, there is a beautiful piece of land, which is named Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.

Yunyan Buddha Pagoda in Yingjiang County

Pubdate:2011-11-12

Yunyan Buddha Pagoda is located at the top of Yunyan Mountain, to the east of Yingjiang county. "Yunyan" means fortune and happiness in the Dai language.

 

Yunyan Buddha Pagoda

Construction on the pagoda began in 1947, though it was not completed until eight years later. With its ancient environment, the pagoda is listed as part of Yunnan's cultural heritage.

 

Yunyan Buddha Pagoda

Not far from Yunyan Pagoda, there are water-splashing pagodas and munao stone pillars. Both water-splashing and munao are traditional festivals for Dai ethnic group. The former falls on the seventh day after the tomb-sweeping day and the latter lasts from the 15th to the 17th of the lunar January.

Thus, during the festivals, thousands of people are singing and dancing here.