With 56 ethnic groups, China is a land filled with rich ethnic minority history and culture. Enter into the Minority Kingdoms mainly in Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Tibet and Xinjiang to meet the diverse ethnic groups and witness their culture first hand. No matter you travel to the plateau, rice terraces, grasslands or ancient rural villages, you’re bound to explore the minorities’ traditional architecture and customs, colorful costumes, various sports and performances, exotic handicrafts, delicious food, etc.
Importantly, it is good to come for the famous and unique ethnic festivals. During the festivals, you’ll experience more than featured activities offered by the ethnic people, but the soul of a minority! So, why not travel to China and indulge yourself in the colorful and charming ethnic land?
With China Discovery, you’ll touch the places you’ve never seen before - in the minority kingdom! Discover now!
Visit Yi, Bai, Naxi, Hani & Tibetan ethnic groups in colorful Yunnan!
Yunnan is the minority kingdom with 52 ethnic groups. Explore Yi minority in Kunming, Bai minority in Dali, Naxi minority in Lijiang, Tibetans in Shangri-La and Hani minority in Yuanyang Rice Terraces etc. >> Read more about Yunnan minorities
Explore Miao & Dong ethnic groups & minority villages in beautiful Guizhou!
Touch ancient villages in Southeast Guizhou like Kaili, Rongjiang, Congjiang and meet the Miao and Dong people to enjoy their primitive way of living, colorful costumes, unique festivals, ancient cultures... >> read more about Guizhou minorities
Have close contact with Zhuang and Yao ethnic minorities in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region!
Visit Longji Rice Terraces from Guilin or Guizhou, hike along the beautiful rice paddy fields to Ping’an, Jinkeng, Dazhai, Huangluo villages and be attracted yourselves by the ethnic life style. >> read more about Guangxi minorities
Get on the Roof of the World and explore Tibet Buddhism and real life of Tibetans!
In Tibet, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are the most popular places to visit brilliant Buddhist monasteries, palaces, holy lakes, sacred snow mountains. Explore the awe-inspiring plateau landscape, the overwhelming devoted religion, the friendly Tibetan people, the long-standing customs and traditions... >> read more about Tibetan people & life
Pass along ancient SILK ROAD and feel Islam culture in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region!
Xinjiang has more than 40 ethnic groups while Uyghur minority is the largest one. Travelers could meet them in Kashgar, Urumqi, Khotan by visiting mosque, tombs, old towns etc. >> read more about Xinjiang minorities
Every minority celebrate their own festivals in a unique way. It is worthy spending several days getting to the plateau, grasslands or ancient minority villages to join the friendly and smiling ethnic groups and enjoy the festivals together.
Please note: the date and items of the above festivals probably change, for further information, or to confirm the festival dates, please feel free to contact us. Besides, we still have some more festivals which are not on the festival list yet. If you want to know them or want to have a plan to enjoy some festival tour, please contact us. It is better to discuss and book the tours with us in advance, so we can make it better for you.
To explore the most diverse ethnic minorities and know deeper about them, you’d better travel beyond the same ethnic region. It is good to go Southeast China and South China like Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and cover two of them in one travel. With China Discovery, explore every aspect of the charming ethnic minorities at better price!
Visit: Guiyang / Kaili / Rongjiang / Zhaoxing / Sanjiang / Longsheng / Guilin / Yangshuo
Visit: Lijiang / Dali / Kunming / Kaili / Xijiang / Guiyang
Visit: Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Lhasa
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