Our Photo of the Day series this week shares works from photographer Pavel Dvorak. Of this shot, he says:
Yunnan is home to many minorities. They are all very colorful, not just by their clothes, but also by their customs and history. Yunnanese Hui people, Muslims, have one of the most successful histories, but it is not so talked about. They used to be one of the most successful traders on the old Tea and Horse Trading Rad. Many beautiful cities and villages are still left along those routes. One of them is Donglianhua village, close to the town Dali. In the village, there is a beautiful mosque, which is built in traditional Bai architecture style. Bai is the most common minority in this area. The mosque is taken care of by this gentleman. He welcomes everybody with a big smile and many, many stories. Sometimes it can even be hard to stop him from telling them all.
Pavel is a Slovak content creator based in Shanghai. He moved to China in 2009 after receiving a double major in Chinese culture-language in Czech Republic. He organizes cross-cultural business events and recently began taking his business clients beyond the big cities and out to off-the-beaten-path adventures. Pavel’s works have been published in various media internationally, and awarded at the International Movie Festival Karlovy Vary. You can check out Pavel’s website here.
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