Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hainan Villages Part 2

If you're a teacher you might be interested in this post. Exploring a village, I was delighted to come across this school and its students.
Entrance to this farming village framed by the traditional Chinese arch.

Most of the villagers here are farmers.

A village school. Most of the rural schools I've seen in SE Asia are small and modest but this one in Hainan is big and impressive.
Like kids elsewhere, these kids were playful, cheerful and  chatty.
Did you realise they don't wear uniform?

Friendly kids.

Walking across the farmland  to their homes.

Most of their parents are farmers. This farmer is ploughing the padi field.

Rural folks are still superstitious. The decorated doorway here is to ward off evil spirits and to seek blessings for prosperity for instance.

A modest farmer's home.


  1. I didn't expect to see a 'big' village school in Hainan. I guess the CPC invested a lot in education. Definitely a hallmark of Confucius' thought - emphasis on education and study.

    LOVE to see those happy faces!

    Happy Chinese New Year!

  2. I love to visit schools. The kids chatted with me excitedly.

    Happy New Year!

  3. hi there, great capture of the village kids and life! i really like to see the different culture of the rural and traditional side of life in different places.

  4. Hi lechua, glad you share the same interests.