Lijiang Series Ep. 8: Dongba symbols – hieroglyphs related to nature

Xinzhu Village is an intangible cultural heritage site in Yunnan Province. This small Naxi village hosts a national intangible cultural heritage project called "Sanduo Festival" Dongba inheritance training program. The Dongba symbols of the Naxi people are recognized as the world's only hieroglyphs still in use. Ancient manuscripts written in Dongba symbols are inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. The Dongba hieroglyphs contain many symbols related to nature. In their literary manuscripts, most mythologies revolve around natural prophecy. Check out the video to learn more!

About 'Journeys in Nature': Lijiang Series

"Plant kingdom" and the "home of Yunnan medicines" are among the nicknames given to a famous city in southwest China's Yunnan Province – Lijiang. Not only are the numerous plant species a calling card, but the city is also well-known for its towering peaks and mysterious animals. In this series, CGTN Nature unveils the mysteries of a city full of surprises.

For more:

Lijiang Series Ep. 1: What else is there except billion-year-old fern?

Lijiang Series Ep. 2: The orchid that resembles ladies' slippers

Lijiang Series Ep. 3: Milky river on the plateau

Lijiang Series Ep. 4: A garden in the air!

Lijiang Series Ep. 5: Encounter with reclusive pheasants in primitive forest

Lijiang Series Ep. 6: Lugu lake

Lijiang Series Ep. 7: The Mountain Circling Festival

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by the CGTN Nature film crew)

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