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IN Travel & Adventure ON 16 Aug, 2015
There is a separate town of dwarves in China which is famous around the world as a “Kingdom of Little People” or “Dwarf Empire”. It is situated in the mountains of southern China near the new city of Kunming. It is an amusement park for tourists that features comic performances by people with dwarfism.
The town was founded in 2009 by Chen Mingjing and has around 100 midgets from all over the country living here. Many-a-times, the place has been continuously dragged into controversies for treating dwarfism as a humorous condition. But, its supporters claim that it provides employment to people who are unable to find a job for themselves. The dwarf people over here serve their lives by entertaining tourists with their performances. They sing, dance and perform on stage for the visitors. The performances often feature a “Dwarf King”, who is only a meter tall.
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In order to be a part of this town, one must be below or equal to 4 feet 3 inches tall, have no infectious disease and should be older than 50 years.
The performers wear dresses which sometimes resemble halloween costumes. But, these little people look adorable in them. They sing, dance and perform acrobatics to amuse tourists. Rendition of "Swan lake " is the most popular performance of the Dwarf town.
Little people of America criticized the Dwarf Empire several times, as they think that this town is disrespecting and exploiting dwarfism.
The place gave them confidence and they no more feel different from the rest of the people in the world. Dwarfism is not a disability. Now-a-days many little people are coming ahead with the incredible talent in them which truly doesn't go with their size.
In 2013, it was revealed in a report that 40 percent of disabled people in China are illiterate and unemployed.
Mingjing also has started English classes for all the people and is hoping to have 1000 dwarf employees soon in his park. Courtesy: theguardian.com