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Duona village is an interesting settlement situated in a valley surrounding by mountains covered with green lush vegetation. 90% of the population in Duona originate from the Rukai Tribe. There are about 600 people living in Duona village.

Many cultural features of the Rukais are unchanged: language, the use of the lily flower, rituals, symbols and idols representing the tribe, clothing style, wedding ceremony, and specific houses made of flat stones.

Duona village has kept its original feel because of its location deep in the
mountain. When you first step into the village, sculptures of symbols and
stone houses can be seen everywhere.

According to the Legend, the Rukai people settled here because on numerous occasions their hunting dogs would not return to the old village. After some extensive discussions between the tribal members, they decided to move to the present location .

Today is the first part of walk around the village to show some buildings, houses, sculpted symbols.

f9 1/80th sec zoom at 17mm multi segment metering

Many thanks for your interest ansd comments left on my recent up-loads.

Have a pleasant evening,


Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
18 Mar 2009 6:36PM
Great series of shots


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Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
18 Mar 2009 7:02PM
What a interesting set of images JNC.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Mar 2009 7:13PM
Still holding an excellent standard in these 'mini tours ' Jean Noel. They really are lovely and informative.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1809 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 7:29PM
The set builds up gradually into such a rounded picture of the village. V1 & V7 my favourites.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
18 Mar 2009 7:44PM
Great informative uploads you provide us with

glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
18 Mar 2009 7:53PM
A good set of images, I especially like V3 for the bright colours and detail. V7 also a favourite, it shows the other side of village life.

Ray42 9 3 England
18 Mar 2009 8:00PM
Good travel photography - interesting set and write up
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
18 Mar 2009 8:22PM
Great series JNC love No7
18 Mar 2009 8:41PM
V7 for me too,although they are all interesting.

Jean x
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
18 Mar 2009 8:55PM
Another fascinating series. Jean-Noel. Carol
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
18 Mar 2009 9:12PM
You really do upload a lot of quality images in one go, this is another fantastic series. - gary
18 Mar 2009 11:17PM
get set nice colour and textures
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Mar 2009 2:48AM
These images are wonderful-- All, so well done. Enjoyed!
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
19 Mar 2009 3:39AM
Interesting series, some lovely designs.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
19 Mar 2009 8:40AM
very fascinating village. Excellent shots JNC
danbrann 13 636 17
19 Mar 2009 9:28AM
Such an interesting history to go with very informative images.
Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
19 Mar 2009 10:01AM
excellent set..... feels like i been there.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 6:03PM
a lovely set of very colourful and interesting shots
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
20 Mar 2009 7:39PM
fascinating series
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 8:42PM
Wonderful again Jean_Noel a superb ser of Images,the flat stones used for the buldings remind me of our lakeland slate built houses,

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