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In Guizhou Province of South Western China, the Hongfeng Hydropower Station reservoir, near Guiyang city, has become a major tourist attraction featuring minority peoples' village life and handicrafts. The minority peoples include the Dong (pictured here), Bouyei, Miau and Shiu. A great deal of infrastructure was created on several islands in the reservoir, which are reached by highly decorated tourist boats. Displacement of national minorities, as well as the Han majority, has been a feature also at the nearby Dongfeng Hydropower Station, where similar tourist development is still in its infancy, and is planned further upstream at the proposed Hongjaidu Hydropower Station site.