Ethnic Minority Villages around Kaili
Kaili, the capital city of Southeast Guizhou Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture, is best area to explore Ethnic Minority Villages of Guizhou.
Travel to Kaili, the largest Xijiang Miao Village can be the top attraction to see Miao people’s customs, culture and peculiar natural scenery. Go further to the Zhenyuan Ancient Town to enjoy the ancient architecture and picturesque landscape. Along the way, you will encounter more ethnic villages with unique brilliant history and their own costumes.
By visiting the aboriginal, unsophisticated villages and towns in Kaili and around, you will experience more than you expected.
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Location: 27 kilometers from Kaili city
Among the numerous villages in southeastern Guizhou, Upper Langde Miao Village is the first ethnic village open to outside in 1985. Featuring the traditional Miao architecture of stilted buildings and a grand Welcome Ceremony for visitors, Langdeshang Miao Village is quite popular for tourists stay for a while to appreciate the picturesque natural scenery and traditional ethnic culture.
Qingman Miao Village
Location: 25 km Southwest away from Kaili city
Surrounded by mountains, Qingman Miao Village is like a natural museum of Miao’s culture. Apart from the typical architecture, the local people still keep the traditional folk arts and crafts of Miao nationality, such as weavings, embroidery and batik. What’s more, tourists can witness the whole process of traditional Miao clothes-making by visiting any family. Walking along the road, you can see a dye vat in each household for dying cotton material.
Datang Short-skirt Miao Village
Location: 15 km from Leishan County
Datang Miao Village is known for its short-skirt history for over 600 years ago. The short-skirt measures only 10-16 centimeters in length and women wear short-skirt in whole year, even in cold winter. During each festival, they will dress these hand-made miniskirts to dance and celebrate. The legend of this short-skirt origin is unknown for sure, but as the No.1 miniskirt Miao village, Datang is proud of their costume.
Biasha Miao Village
Location: 7.2 km South from Congjiang County
For thousands of years,Basha people live for hunting and kept the age-old customs of life in forest. The Congjiang Basha Miao Village now contains 5 small villages for over 300 households with unique way of dressing, tracing back to the Qin Dynasty: Men shave their hair with only the top left and combed in a bun. Also men are usually wear knife and gun and women are more likely to wear silver ornaments.
During some festivals or tourist seasons, tourists can see some traditional presentations, like Welcome Ceremony with Guns, Adult Ceremony, etc.
Zhaoxing Dong Village
Location: 70 km South from Liping County
Zhaoxing Dong Village boasts one of the largest Dong villages in China and No.1 Dong Village in Guizhou with over 1,000 households and more than 6,000 inhabitants. It also the cradle land of Dong festivals, dances and songs. The Dong New Year, the New Harvest Festival, the Grand Song and Dong drama and more performances can be seen in Zhaoxing village. What’s more, Zhaoxing Dong Village features two special buildings: the five Drum Towers, the symbol of Dong minority for holding meetings and festival; the five Wind-Rain Bridges to avoid wind & rain. Both illustrate the Dong people's exquisite building skills and intelligence.
Zaidang Dong Village
Location: 20 km Northeast from Rongjiang County
With the typical Dong Wooden architecture and Drum Towers, Zaidang Dong Village is a wonderland for Dong Grand Song (Dongzu Dage in Chinese), a unique polyphonic folk music tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation for over 2,500 years. The Grand Song is inherited by generations to praise love, minority hero, history, reality and nature. From the voice of the song, you can feel the emotion and hospitability of Dong people as music has no boundary.
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