A bit of rural Dali

China is obviously experiencing rapid development and rise of economical wealth of its citizens which is easy to observe in big cities. Luckily the Middle Kingdom is still abundant in places where one can take a deep breath and rest away from cities’ fast pace of life and instantly growing buildings. Small towns which seem to develop much slower than major cities are perfect resorts to watch vivid and colourful everyday life of its dwellers. Although Dali is very popular tourist attraction with booming numbers of Chinese tourists it still has this nice touch of a small, provincial town, especially a bit farther from the main tourist paths. Local markets where people from surrounding villages gather to trade their goods seem to ignore the fact of growing popularity and lively present their original rural character.

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Crowd in front of the market. Everyday in the morning people gather and create colourful chaotic mess in the “trade area”.
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Minority woman entering local market.
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Local baizu women buying goods in the market.
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Vendors trading goods
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Elder woman selling greens
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Man with a basket on his basket
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Vendor sitting behind his rich vegetable exposition.
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Villager preparing potatoes for sale.
Villager preparing potatoes for sale.
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Women strolling through the market. Elder villagers carrying baskets on their backs are very common view.
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Vendor selling vegetables in Chinese countryside
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Man selling wicker in his shop
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People in Chinese countryside
woman in rural china
People in Chinese countryside