35 Interesting Villages You Should Know About

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26Asola-Fatehpur Beri

There is a ‘Bodybuilding Village’ in India. The small village of Asola-Fatehpur Beri has 3500 men who train 6 hours a day and eat nothing but eggs, milk and bananas to get big and strong.


27. The American village of Hyder, Alaska is so unique it is only accessible by land from Canada and uses Canadian public utility services, border security, emergency services, telephone area code, and time zone.


28. There is a village named Umajo in East Africa populated only by women. It was founded in 1990 by rape victims as a way to give women a safe place to live.


29. A Chinese village named Xiaogang covertly tried capitalism in 1978, leading to China's nation-wide adoption of this economic system.


30. The German village of Würchwitz has a statue of a cheese mite erected to honor its role in making Würchwitz's special cheese, Milbenkäse. The cheese mites help make the cheese by excreting their digestive juices over the cheese.


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31Pili

Students in the Chinese village of Pili have to trek 1,000 feet above a sheer drop down a precipice, cross four rivers and slide down a 600 feet-long zip-line to get to their school.


32. There is a village named Trunyan in Bali, Indonesia where they do not cremate or bury their dead, instead, lay them out to decompose next to a 'magic' tree.


33. Russia created an orphan village named Orion where foster parents can live alongside orphans. Orphans are invited to live with families and they decide whether to stay.


34. Residents of the Kamikatsu village in Japan organize their trash into 45 categories, effectively producing close to zero waste.


35. The English village of Uley adopted a lowland gorilla which was captured in Gabon after French poachers shot its parents. The gorilla, named John Daniel, was raised as a boy, made his own bed, played with children, and drank tea.

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