There’s a place in China where residents have been making a certain type of noodles for over 300 years.

National Geographic Travel takes you to Nanshan Village in Wenzhou on a bright sunny day.

There are only 300 people who know how to make Suomian noodles.

One of them is Fala Lin. He has been doing it for more than 30 years and has become a master at it.

The elaborate process begins with kneading dough and flattening it repeatedly.

After cutting the dough into a rope, two people must work together to roll out the noodles.

The difficult step is weaving the noodles onto hanging sticks and relying on gravity to stretch them out while they dry.

It’s not every day that you get to see Mr. Lin working. Suomian noodles depend much on sunny weather. The noodles will be ruined on a rainy day.

Travel to Nanshan village to see the mesmerizing, intricate process of making Suomian noodles—a recipe that only 300 people in the world know.

Posted by National Geographic Travel on Saturday, January 19, 2019


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