Post Profile






Painted huts offer DR Congo village a tourism lifeline

There's no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha, but a longstanding tradition by its womenfolk has turned it almost by accident into a star attraction for Chinese tourists. The outside walls of the huts are decorated with paintings of local life, flowers and butterflies, making "the village of the women painters" a draw also for tourists from France and Belgium.
read more

share

Related Posts


Can Gorillas Save the Congo?

News : The Daily Beast

The Congo’s most promising prospect for peace is stuck inside a war zone. Can a Belgian prince and endangered gorillas turn Africa’s oldest national park into a tourist attraction?

City projects 15% gain in Chinese tourism this year

United States / New York : Crain's New York Business

Tapping the increasingly rich vein of Chinese tourism, New York’s official marketing and tourism organization is touring China to promote the city’s new or improved tourist attractions... To view the full story, click the title link...

Chinese Teen Identified In Desecration Of 3,500 Luxor Temple

News : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed the disgraceful defacing of a wall of the 3500 year old Luxor Temple in Egypt by a Chinese tourist. The wall survived thousands of years in pristine condition only to fall victim to a Chinese tourist. We now ...

Exhibition of Congolese popular paintings opens at Centre for Fine Arts Brussels

Arts : Artdaily

Congolese popular painting is inextricably linked to daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It bears the stamp of the collective memory, as illustrated by the exhibition ?Congo Art Works. Popular Painting?. The exhibition p...

Rampaging Monkeys Take Over Village As China Tourism Scheme Backfires

News : The Inquisitr - News

Chinese residents began a scheme that they hoped would rake in piles of cash through tourism. But the main attraction — live monkeys — has caused the whole plan to go terribly wrong. The Chinese landscape boasts a mountain range tee...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC