Monday, 5 October 2009

A small town in the world's biggest nation

A Chinese group of small people (‘dwarfs’) got so sick and tired of the bullying and teasing they decided to set up their own village.

To escape discrimination from ‘normal sized’ people, the dwarfs in the Kunming area of Southern China decided to move away from their towns and villages to a place where they will all be treated equally. They found themselves a mountain area and turned it into a tourist attraction by building mushroom houses and living and dressing like fairy tale characters. There are now approximately 120 residents and they have banned anyone who is taller than 4’ft 3’’. They set up their own police and fire service. The only question which remains is why would people move away from society for being cruel to them and then ultimately invite them up to view them as a tourist attraction?