Children Travel on Zip-line Across Abyss To and From School

Children Travel on Zip-line Across Abyss To and From School

All 3,369 inhabitants of Hongde Village in Guizhou province, including dozens of school children, must either somehow cross the gorge, or take a detour by walking for several hours, in order to get out of their village. In 2002, a zip-line was set up over the gorge. Last week, a tourist  a video of how villagers of Hongde, young and old, used the zip-line. Over 1.2 million viewed the video, and 4,200 comments were left on the Youku page. The good news is, earlier this year, three households in the village chipped in 125,800 yuan to build a simple bridge.


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