More than 2000 Tuwa natives live here in Hemu Village at Kanas Lake National Park, enjoying hunting & grazing cattles & cheeps on vast grasslands surrounded with clean streams, Siberian Forest & Snow-capped Mountains for thousands of years.
No wonder Hemu Village is regarded as one of the most beautiful Villages in China, & considered as the “Back Garden” of Mysterious Kanas Lake area!!! And I’m very fortunate to be here on a Special Tuwa Home Visit……………….
Wondering what the Tuwa lady is working on in the farm below?!?!!
Ahhaa POTATOES Harvesting – how very interesting!!! These Potatoes must be very fresh & yummy being grown on such beautiful fertile soil!!!
I continue clicking away my camera at the Village’s awesome surroundings as I walk very excitedly towards the local Hemu Home Visit………………
As you can see, the walls of the Tuwa House are stacked up with Pine logs – let’s see more Fur hangings on the walls :
One of the rare native Languages still remaining in China – the Tuwa Language belongs to the Turkish Language group, though many of them also speak Chinese, just like the pretty Tuwa girl with whom I chatted during Lunch at Kanas Mountain Villa.
The Tuwa women & men are fond of wearing Mongolian Robes of bright colors, with thick bands tying their waits :
Soon after the Tuwa Male Host, who’s a very popular figure in the Hemu Village, greets & welcomes us by playing Flute (using his teeth!!)
Here’re 2 Videos which I took of the Tuwa Male Host skillfully playing Flute, followed by another Tuwa native musical piece also played by him using his cultural String Instrument – Please pardon me for my poor videography
I like the Pine logs piled-up Wall with its wooden glass panel window laden with white lovely Lace curtain :
Ha now I’m recalling the sweet tasty Hotpot Stirfried Rabbit meat I ate in Beijing – though I wasnt quite too keen upon eating it after ordering cos of having their so cute white appearances in my mind – & now I’m looking at one preserved one!!
Here’re more close-up views of the lovely Pine log Walls & wooden Slant pointed Roof of the Tuwa House :
Below shows the Pine log fenced up Gate of the Tuwa household – see the seated lady in black - she’s my Tour Mate Auntie who has been nauseous & vommitting all the way during our Bus journey up & down the winding roads through the Mountains till upon arrival in Kanas Lake National Park - poor poor Auntie to whom my heart goes out to……………..
So for those who’ll be travelling to Kanas Lake National Park, do remember to pop a Motion Sickness Pill or paste a Motion Sickness Plaster on your neck (one which my Chinese Korean tour guide gave me during my Korean Road Trip!!) before going on your Journey ha - Best of Luck & Take Great Care :)
Back at the Kanas Public Bus Stop here in Hemu Village waiting for the Bus to take us back to the Entrance/Exit of Kanas Lake National Park :
And while standing at the Bus stop, I immerse myself in the great enchanting beauty of this very lovely Hemu Village on my Camera lens – something with its wisp smoke Ummmm……………….See you later