Village Setting for 'Yun Shui Yao' (Fujian)

雲水謠 : 云水谣

Yún shǔi yáo : yun(2) sui(3) yau(2)

After seeing some tulou, we took a picturesque walk along a river whose name I cannot seem to find, to reach the village where the Chinese film Yun Shui Yao was set. The film was made in 2006 and was submitted - but not nominated - for Best Foreign Language Film at the 80th Academy Awards. You can find more information in English about this film here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Knot

Art students on the opposite bank of the river, concentrating intently...

...we crossed over to their side to admire the view.

Walking down the riverside, there were many elegant trees:

Some of these buildings had been used in the film.

A different tulou-lamp design to the one in Moiyan:

The area was blissfully green and tranquil. I suspect it gets somewhat less tranquil when it's high tourist season!

A cool spot to have some tea. On the right is a large stone with Yun Shui Yao engraved in gold.

Here a posterboard advertises the area's claim to fame.

Even more students, all very hard at work.