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Rhythms of an ancient life (4)

By Huo Yan and Huang Zhaohua (China Daily)

09:14, May 16, 2012

Old streets are paved with blue flagstones. (Photo from China Daily)

Reflecting the wisdom of yore, the drinking water is kept separate from that meant for washing vegetables, which, in turn, is separate from the water for cleaning farm tools.

"Although every household has access to tap water, we prefer fresh spring water," says Pan Yuying, who has lived in Huangyao for 50 years.

Mountain spring water has all the minerals the body needs, she says.

She would know - she is 97.

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