Things to do in 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.
- Top Attractions
- Ethnic Villages around Kaili
No.1: Xijiang Miao Village
Type: Ethnic Villages
Location: 35 km away from Kaili
Surrounded by overlapping mountains, Xijiang Miao Village is the largest Miao minority gathering with over thousand households. Those wooden-stilted houses built quite closely along the bottom to the top of hills, forming a strong farming culture and the beautiful countryside scenery. The Miao Nationality Museum can help you to get a fast and general ideal of the Miao’s history and culture, also present you the clothes, living behaviors, customs, and art in Miao people’s daily life. If you have enough time to spend overnight here, the night view is still amazing when lights turn on, especially happened to be some festivals, like the Miao’s New Year.
No.2: Zhenyuan Ancient Town
Type: Historic Site
Location: Southeastern Guizhou Province
Located in the Qiangdongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Perfecture, Zhenyuan Ancient Town is a surprisingly unspoiled ancient water town that praised as the Venice of the Orient. Besides the picturesque landscape, Zhenyuan is also proud of the long history of nearly 2,300 years. While strolling along the narrow lanes in the ancient town, you will explore how the local cultures blended with the exotic ones. Historic residential compounds, ancient walls and mysterious ethnic cultures…you will find experience more than you expect.
Note: Visitors can also take a boat cruise along a 35-kilometer stretch of the Wuyang River to appreciate the breathtaking sights of amazing gorges, peaks and waterfalls.
No.3: Kaili Ethnic Minority Museum
Type: Historic Site
Location: in Kaili Downtown
Kaili Ethnic Minority Museum is a featured stilted building in Kaili city to introduce the history and culture of Miao & Dong ethnic minorities in southeastern Guizhou province. The second and third floors of this building have displayed Minority Customs, Ethnic Clothes, Dragon Boat and more different themes halls, which is telling the ethnic handicrafts, written documents, displays, paintings, folk art and more about their traditions.
No.4: Kaili Sunday Market
Type: Local Fair
Location: Kaili City
Sunday Market in Kaili is one of the ideal places to know ethnic lifestyle of Miao and Dong people. This market takes place on every Sunday from late morning to early afternoon at Kaili old street. Here gathers mostly of the artworks and craftworks, jewelry, herbs, clothing, and musical instruments made by ethnic people from nearby villages. Kaili Sunday Market is worthwhile for Tourists who are fascinated by the ethnic handcrafts and buy some souvenirs.
Recommended Kaili Tours
Top 3 Kaili tours chosen by most customers to explore Kaili in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
- 4 Days Kaili Miao Minority Villages Tour
Guiyang / Kaili
- 5 Days Miao's New Year Festival Tour in Guizhou
Guiyang / Kaili
- 9 Days Sisters' Meal Festival Tour from Guilin to Guizhou
Guilin / Longsheng / Sanjiang / Zhaoxing / Rongjiang / Kaili / Guiyang