Dong village, rural Guizhou.
This image perhaps conveys most accurately what life is like in rural Guizhou among the Dong ethnic population. The topography of southeastern Guizhou is small valleys separated by ridges, and there are few areas of level ground. The villages are located within the valleys, usually near a stream or small river, with houses then extending up the hillsides on either side of the water. There are few if any roads, except one road passing through the village, and normally just walking trails from one house to the next.