China’s last cave people

Publicado em 15 Mai 2018
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Zhongdong Village, or Middle Cave, is China’s last cave village.
It was built after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 by Miao ethnic minorities to evade bandits.
For nearly seven decades, the villagers have lived off the land and maintained an agrarian lifestyle.
But they might be soon forced to relocate by Chinese authorities aiming to ‘eliminate poverty’ by 2020.

Comentários

  • move to the city.

  • they look normal people they are no cave man

  • In the cities we are just there to pollute the environment .. here no problem it seems

  • Who said thats poverty? that is what you call living

  • It would be completely perfect with a crystal clear lake in the cave

  • they need to move out of there and work in city

  • It looks magical

  • nice. homeland😍

  • I like the sound. So cool rather than hearing the sounds of buses, jeepneys in the city.

  • Great post,thank you

  • China is a huge country with so many different, beautiful cultures and landscapes. I love traditional Chinese buildings Would love to visit someday. With love from India.

  • They got all food source..no need to worry if live in village. I love village style..

  • It's difficult to improve the rural living conditions if it is too remote and little population. There is just too little people to leverage the cost. You need to maintain roads, public transport, hospital, school, bank, police and firemen, electricity and pipes. Infeasible.

  • That rooster would be the first to go.

  • this life is beautiful

  • Fascinating video. Watching these people, and how and where they live it's like they are frozen in time. Beautiful scenery. Would love to visit one day.

  • relocation is not the answer

  • That's amazing.

  • Seems like he’s complaining a lot..from what he’s saying is government gave him options but he’s not accepting, then complains about his life in the cave, then complains about life out of the cave in the city, then complains about not having road to his cave which is ridiculous demand considering where his cave is located. Then complains about tourists decline, seems from his negative self centered attitude he probably asked for too much from tourists or had bad service therefore the decline. Seems to me from the food etc. he is not as poor as he is leading off.

  • Imagine they all have a high-power speaker and a Gibson.

  • If it was america the government would have kicked them out years ago so they could make money

  • They should not move. They will corrupted to the outsiders. The government should bring new opportunities to them

  • personally?-I would never leave..why would anyone leave such a peaceful and beautiful place? Hope the chinese govt can help these people properly

  • I Wonder If They Have Free Wi-Fi ¿?¿?¿? Lmao

  • I think it's nice and better than the streets.

  • What is this awful howling in the background?

  • So does that mean they can leave the door open without mum saying “we dont live in a cave “ ?

  • These are my people they just happen to be left behind but for my family and many others were driven away by the same tactics. We take one step back they take two steps forward. We share our farm then they take over our farm. We move across the river they follow and do the same thing over and over and over.

  • Honestly living in a cave seems pretty damn dope lol. Seems nice to be isolated from the loud city.

  • This is Their Shangri-la ... not to sure about spelling as I am so {naturally} not in pain right now.

  • The government is just pissed off that these peoples are off the G.R.I.D. Leave them alone, they are very peaceful and quite and Obviously, not dirty nor filthy. There might be some clutter but organised and clean.

  • That rooster needs to be killed if I was to live there.

  • They are brown race people!

  • What a beautiful place tho, my god!

  • Idk why they call them poor. They are rich, give me that cave and wifi and food to grow. Shit I'll wear a burlap sack erry-day and eat rice, veg and chickens. GG

  • why is that poor dog screaming in that cave.. My god these people are disgusting.

  • The government should leave them alone and mind their own business

  • It's so breath taking. They are richer than they think they are :(

  • We will bomb every cave in china.

  • Remembering Tibetan minority and Chinese aggressive behaviour everywhere

  • Looks peaceful...and the food looks yummy, leave them alone...👽👍

  • Can I join them please?

  • china spends millions on putting a craft on the moon ? Yet the masses live in poverty without there government help, china government is no better than most other country leaders as long as they are rich and fat,

  • And the fact that you do not need to heat nor cool your living quarters does seem attractive indeed.

  • I used to study China history. This Chinese ethnic group was the first people of China. They lived in China long, long before the Han Chinese. The Han invaded their homeland 6000 yrs ago.

  • Of course they will be forcibly moved. The government does not like these people living on the fringes. They want them in areas where they can be easily monitored. I guarantee you that soon as the cave is "developed" for tourism, there will be a road there before you can finish saying Xi Jinping.... Don't remember any concern for the natural areas when they built the three gorges dam....

  • The govt says they can find work in construction? Oh they mean like that other Chinese family I saw where the father worked away 10 months of the year and they were desperately poor and unhappy? Leave these people alone. They have a better quality of life than a lot of people.

  • They seems so carefree, I could even hear a rooster crowing. Unlike city life, always hear my colleagues complaining & my boss barking. LOL!

  • Miao is known today is Hmong people

  • yeah making them leave nature, to live in a cage, on low salary, nice ant-slavery.

  • Less for africans, more for locals.

  • stupid communist govt and their backward way of thinking. reason why china will never beat US

  • Chinas solution to end poverty: force people into super cities and lower the qualifications to become Considered impoverished. Boom! Millions lifted out of poverty.

  • Maybe build a hotel ?

  • I feel a bit silly expecting the Chinese government to do better

  • Just let the people live in peace. 🤦‍♀️

  • I swear to god that freakin rooster crows every second in the video.

  • They don't need to leave, they just need to invest in a computer or some how get online... You know how many people would donate $$$ to them? I bet they would get a ton of donations, that is the coolest village I've seen in a long time. They are literally living in a cave, the title was actually accurate for once!

  • And if they save up money for textbooks and other school related literature, they could study and learn in there freetime for more lifeskills they need

  • What they could do is slowly start clearing out more trees near the cave fot farm land and use the materials to fix, repair and constuct new buildings in the cave

  • Why isnt there enough crops for them? What causes the changes from being able to live off the land to not being able to?

  • caveman? every chinese men is caveman

  • a haven...i can live in a place like this..fresh air...birds singing...wow!!!

  • "There might be" = "Yes"

  • These are the people who is going to live through world war 3

  • I wanna eat the food that the woman cooked😯 Who else is hungry?

  • The real value isn't found in money but in the richness of culture.

  • Cock-a-doodle doo🐓

  • The village itself could be the tourist attraction, why move them? I'm genuinely surprised that the Chinese haven't been able to revolt from communism.

  • Move them on..I think I'd visit there if the House's were replaced by a decent hotel🤔😎not a scummy backpackers..it's not like there's no room for them to move..tourism means money..money means education.. education means money..ect☺️🇺🇸

  • China is so fascinating to me. I learn some new all the time.

  • Mistranslated at 01:30. He said there are 24 families and 6 of the 24 are living outside of the cave. Not "6 moved out"

  • That's Soo Freakin Cooooollll

  • Las cuevas pronto se van a llenar de gente muy pronto

  • They refuse to leave because they don't know what a comfortable life is, to have better standard of living - good houses, better food and clothing, more time to spend quality time. They can achieve these only through educating their children. So provide opportunities for their children.

  • Lets talk about the REAL problem. These cave dwelling people do not need electrical air conditioning to stay cool - and they do not need electric or gas heat. They consume little to nothing outside of their cave and as a result - they're not assimilating like their communist government wants them to. Get a job as a construction worker - pay your exuberant rent - then pay to heat and cool a home you don't get to enjoy most of the time... just like everybody else!!! The problem is that they see you as a proletariat class of dirty people that should work until you drop dead so that somebody - somewhere - can enjoy the fruits of your hard labors. I don't blame them for not wanting to leave. That said, you can't expect the Chinese government to "build bridges to nowhere" even though that seems to be what they're good at... it's sad because no matter what they do they're going to suffer for it. Sooner or later they will be forcibly relocated and made to comply with the broken insecure system like everyone else. It seems to me that the more technologically advance we get - the less "human" we become - to the point that now we don't even recognize what makes us human to begin with... and I don't need to tell you how dangerous that is. So maybe it's not those cave people who need to change their ways. Just saying.

  • What an interesting place, I would be curious to visit. The food looked great too

  • seems quite peaceful, actually.

  • This is the coolest village I have ever seen in my life.

  • This video has shown no special culture that differs them from every other village in China, except they live in a cave. 🤔

  • If only the government invest them primarily in tourism, education, and if the cave locals agree, access to convinient electricity & internet their lives may be way more better I think, I mean they are somewhat already peaceful and satisfied living there, they don't really need money and food, convinient water and sanitation can be improved and they already have rich resources, they only need money for buying they need or for education, but if only there were locals helping educating them on campaigns or voluntarily education on livelyhood, they will have perfect lives.

  • I can't even find it on Google maps. That's fantastic.

  • That's gorgeous. What a wonderful place. I'd kill to visit someday. They can put me to work 😁

  • Research Agenda 21. The UN does not want farmers or villagers. They are wanting to locate people into 10 mega cities.

  • It's really sad for this people...but they have every right to stay...I really want the to live I normal good life in town ...but the government nowadays are very corrupted..

  • Leave them alone !

  • It’s corporate greed that wants them out of the cave and into a city where they can be taxed and controlled. How free are we really?

  • The purity of these people is more precious than any form of 'progress'.

  • Now this is cool

  • Holy shit it makes sense why china is building all of those huge ghost cities. For their own agenda to rid poverty by moving those families tho those apartments

  • Low key that pretty cool.

  • Wow cool place to live.. Why do anybody wants to move out. Build more steady homes. 🙄

  • Rico Rodriquez you are needed!

  • release that birdie

  • In America we have roads in our national parks. Roads bring in commerce, but it is regulated in our national parks. I am sure China could figure out a way to regulate things, ha,ha.

  • I really wanted to visit the cave, looks great!!

  • Kill that rooster

  • I would like to live there too it's beautiful.

  • 3:17 that looks fire

  • Weird flex but ok