18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

One of many minorities resident in China is the Dong ethnic group. In the south of China, in Guizhou province, lies the village Zhaoxing. Due to a massive increase in the number of tourists, the life of the local people has changed rapidly. Instead of the traditional village life, daily cultural shows and parades are taking place. On the picture a parade of the children of the village in traditional clothes can be seen. While in the West, the importancy of authentic experiences is increasing, Chinese tourists do not mind the obviously rehearsed daily routines.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Zhaoxing, China
Camera: ILCE-6500
Copyright: © Jessica Gens