#86 A village on the cliff 中国的悬崖村

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你敢不敢住在这样的房子里:一千七百多米的山上,你的院子外边就是悬崖,如果想下山的话,你还要沿着陡峭的钢铁做的梯子,一点一点地爬下去……而且你一定要非常非常小心,因为一旦不小心,如果踩空了,你很可能就会从一千多米的山上掉下去。怎么样?是不是光想一想就已经出汗了?听起很不可思议,但这是一个中国村子的人们的日常。

在中国西南部的四川省,在一个叫大凉山的山区里,就有这样的一个村子。这个村子在一千七百多米的山上。这也是一个古老的村子,已经有大约七百年的历史。这个村子曾经与世隔绝,下山的路只有一条陡峭的钢铁梯子。下山要走三四个小时,上山也要走三四个小时。在2015年以前,这个梯子还是木头做的,更加危险。如果人们一不小心踩空了,或者木头坏了,那么他们就会掉下去。所以,人们叫这个村子“悬崖村”,因为这真的是一个建立在悬崖上的村子。

村子里很少有商店,如果人们要去买东西,或者卖东西,他们就要走三四个小时下山。以前,山上种了很多玉米。如果要去卖玉米,村子里的人们还得背着一百多斤的玉米,爬着陡峭的梯子下山。村子里没有学校,所以小孩子要上学也得爬梯子。

以前,村子里的人们都非常穷。但是,钢铁梯子修好以后,村子渐渐出名了。也有很多村子里的年轻人用手机做直播,让更多人看到悬崖村。后来,越来越多的游客来悬崖村,所以村子里也有了小商店和民宿。更好的是,2019年,当地的政府为村民们在山下建好了房子,他们可以走下悬崖,搬进村子里的房子里了!可是,也有一些村民不愿意搬走,他们宁愿住在悬崖上的老房子里。为什么呢?他们说,他们已经在这儿住了五代人了,也习惯了这样的生活。他们喜欢山上的风景。下了山,就没有这样的风景了。

如果是你的话,你愿意住在这样的村子里吗?

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Do you dare to live in such a house which is on a mountain of more than 1,700 meters and there is a cliff outside your yard. If you want to go down the mountain, you have to climb the steep steel ladder little by little…and you have to be very, very careful because if you are not careful and step in the air, you are likely to fall from a mountain of more than 1,000 meters. What do you think? Are you already sweating just thinking about it? Although it sounds unbelievable, but this is the daily life of people in a Chinese village.

There is such a village in Sichuan Province in southwest China, in a mountainous area called Daliangshan. The village is on the mountain which is more than 1,700 meters high. This is also an ancient village, with a history of about seven hundred years. The village was once isolated, and the way down the mountain was only a steep steel ladder. It takes three or four hours to go down the mountain, and three to four hours to go up the mountain. Before 2015, this ladder was still made of wood, which was even more dangerous. If people accidentally stepped in the air, or if the wood was broken, they would fall. Therefore, people called this village "Cliff Village" because it is really a village built on a cliff.

There are little shops in the village, and if people want to buy or sell things, they have to walk down the mountain for three or four hours. In the past, a lot of sweetcorn was planted in the mountains. If people in the village wanted to sell sweetcorn, they would have to carry more than 100 catties of sweetcorn on their backs and climb steep ladders down the mountain. There is no school in the village, so children have to climb down ladders to go to school.

In the past, people in the village were very poor. However, after the steel ladder was built, the village gradually became famous. There are also many young people in the village who use their mobile phones to do live broadcasts so that more people can see the Cliff Village. Later, more and more tourists came to the Cliff Village, and there were also small shops and a B&B in the village. What is even better is that in 2019, the local government built houses for the villagers down the mountain, and they could walk off the cliff and move into the houses in the village! However, there are also some villagers who are unwilling to move out, preferring to live in old houses on the cliffs. Why? They said they had lived there for five generations and were used to it. They liked the scenery on the mountain. Away from the mountain, there is no such scenery.

If it were you, would you like to live in such a village?

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