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Famous Ethnic Villages

China is a unified and multi-ethnic country which came into being as a collective creation of all the Chinese. In the long course of historical development, all the nationalities have joined in the effort to create the great heritage for their motherland. The minority groups have traditionally established their abodes in mountainous and pastoral areas, on high plateaus and in deep forests.

China is a big and united family made up of 56 ethnic groups. Geographically speaking, they are distributed in different parts of China with the resulting difficulty of experiencing each ethnic group's architecture, their festivals and tasting their snacks during one of your visits.

Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center:Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center, occupying an area of 24,000 square meters (about 28,704 yards), is an outdoor exhibition center providing knowledge and entertainment. It features relics, folk buildings, ethnic flavor, and folk customs of four minorities, Zhuang, Dong, Yao, and Miao.

Yunnan Ethnic Villages in Kunming

Yunnan Ethnic Villages:Yunnan Ethnic Villages are situated by Dianchi Lake, 6 kilometers south of Kunming, covering about 133.3 hectares. Yunnan is an epitome of the family of the Chinese nation. There are 56 nationalities in China and 52 of them live in Yunnan. Among them 26 each has a population of more than 5,000, about 14 each has all or most of their population living in Yunnan and about 14 are cross-border nationalities. Each nationality has its particularities in terms of language, religion, and in the ways of conducting themselves in relation to others, in attire, food habits, the way of travelling, festivities, marriage, birth and burial customs, just as people say that Yunnan has ten thousand kinds of customs and conventions. 

China Folk Culture Villages in Shenzhen

China Folk Culture Villages:ShenZhen Splendid China Development Co., Ltd establish on 1988, it is Hong Kong that travel group and Chinese Overseas Town Group full-length cultural tourist enterprise that joint-venture set up,subordinate and both at home and abroad well-known two major theme  Chinese Folk Culture Village covers an area of 20 more than ten thousand square meters, it is China that assembles folk art of various nationalities, the local conditions and customs and local-style dwelling houses building in the large-scale cultural tour scenic spot of one garden first, 24 stockaded villages inside including 21 nationalities, press 1: The proportion of 1 is built up .

Baimian Yao Village in guilin

Baimian Yao Village:Located in the Longsheng Hot Springs National Forest Park, the Baimian Yao Village is about six kilometers (four miles) from the Longsheng Hot Spring. Surrounded by luxuriant forests, the village houses the Red Yao people's community.

Yinshui Dong Village in guilin

Yinshui Dong Village The orgin of the name - Yinshui Dong Village
Yinshui Dong Village is a typical Dong village with picturesque scenery. The village is built in a valley surrounded by steep peaks with dense forest stretching to the sky. The waterfall flying into the valley is like a silver chain hanging off the mountain slope, hence the attractive name of Yinshui - Silver Water. The Yinshui Dong Village boasts fantastic scenery with luxuriant forests and unique traditional buildings which have a strong local minority flavor. Besides, a temple for worship stands at the end of the village. The locals will come here to worship during special days. Also tourists have the chance to enjoy the performance of the local Dong people since they are a nationality good at both singing and dancing. When visiting the village, you should not miss

Jinzhu Zhuang Villag in guilin

Jinzhu Zhuang Villag  :Jinzhu Zhuang Stockaded Village is located 16 kilometers far from Longsheng autonomy County in Guilin, near the dragon ridge "world an unique" terraced fields. The stockaded village covers 50000 square meters, construct area is 35000 square meters with 154 people of Zhuang minority. It is a typical village of Zhuang minority, and its buildings have strong minority style. It is award the model of stockaded village of Zhuang by United Nations in 1992 and become famous because it is the gate of the dragon ridge terraced fields scenic area.

Chengyang Dong people in Guangxi Zhuang Automomous Region

Chengyang Dong people:SanJiang Dong autonomous county is in the north of GuangXi, at the border of Guangxi, HuNan and GuiZhou provinces. The population in SanJiang is three hundred and sixty thousand, most of which are Dong, Miao, Yao, Zhuang and Han peoples. The population of the Dong is two hundred and ten thousand in SanJiang.
     SanJiang is known for its widely varied and colorful ancient culture, with is 111 Wind and Rain Bridges and 179 Drum-Towers is called the home of Chinese national architecture. ChengYang Wind and Rain Bridges and MaPang Drun-Tower are the most famous. It is also known for its many monority festivals and as the birthpalce of Dong artistic cultrue. The traditional Dong songs, with their distinctive style, are well-known even outside of China. For these reasons, SanJiang is the best place to learn about the Dong minority people. The surrounding mountains are pristine and the river are very clean.
   ChengYang village is located in the northern part of SanJiang county. From the city of SanJiang to ChengYang village is only 19 km.ChengYang is made up of eight small villages called MaAn, PingTan, PingZhai, YanZhai, DaZhai, DongZai, JiChang and PingPu. In this area there are 2197 families, that make their home in these eight villages(about 10,000 people). there are eight Drun-Towers and five Wind and Rain Bridges including the ChengYang Bridge which is well-known even outside of Asia. These villages represent the traditional Dong style.
   During your visit to ChengYang you will be able to enjoy many Wind and Rain Bridges, Drum-Towers, traditional wooden houses,rice fields, bamboo water wheels, willage cultural shows, visit a traditional Dong home and carpenter's family, savor local dishes, and learn about the ancient costoms of the Dong people.

have a beautiful village in Guangxi

Bama Yao Ethnic Autonomous County beautiful village - located five kilometers north of the town Jinlong Department Tuen board pool, also known as “longevity village”, the villagers because it has benefited from high-quality spring, it looks better, but also more than a long life 80-year-old found everywhere, Jinlong town has a variety of customs in this embodiment. Open around the village level, villages, orderly and the volume of crop quality, and the villagers a better life, so to retain a variety of folk more complete, its customs and language Zhuang, Dai characteristics, good embroidery,对歌, apparel for the Zhuang the “long gown,” the majority also exposed the navel of the “shirt.” It is said that the Department of Dai village inhabited by the ancestors to move to, through ways


Langde Miao Village in Guizhou

Langde Miao Village in Guizhou As the most famous ethnic villiages among others, Langde Miao village, which is said to have two parts: Langde Shang Village and Langde Xia Village(upper and low in English), is known as the Miao's Ethnic Village Museum with different Miao's style houses. It is recommended for its silver ornaments, embroidered costumes and local lusheng music and dance performance. The villagers in Langde wear long skirts, hence they are 'Long-skirt Miao'.

Nanhua Miao Village in Guizhou

Nanhua Miao Village :In Nanhua Miao Village, the common social practice is very plain. And Gabaifu (a kind of opera) which contains wise philosophy, beautiful Yadiao song of Miaozu, Gushe assembly (performance of beating drum) with rich contents, and the wedding ceremony with special amenities have attracted both Chinese and foreign tourists for their typical cultural identity of Miao nationality. 

Xijiang Miao Village in Kaili City of Guizhou

Xijiang Miao Village:Xijiang Miao Village is located southeast of Kaili City. There are about 1,000 households in the village, so it is also called Qianhu Miao Village (Qianhu means a thousand households). The villagers build their houses at the foot of a mountain. The houses are mostly wood houses (those propped up by wooden supports with ladders leading up), or built with dark red maple wood blocks, which appear golden in the evening glow. The village enjoys a beautiful natural environment with green mountains and crystal water. It is also the homeland of Miao song and dance, and abundant local festivals.

Qiang ethnic minority Ethnic Villages in Chen du

Qiang ethnic minority Ethnic Villages About 170 kilometers west of Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu stands Taoping Village, home to the nomadic Qiang ethnic minority. Built in 111 BC, this ancient village has weathered 2,000 years of battles and besiegement.On a nearby mountain slope stand two nine-story hexahedral blockhouses, or diaolou, in whose construction mathematics and geometry were obviously used. Despite their 30-meter height, they have survived erosion as well as frequent earthquakes.

Nixi black Pottery Village in Yunnan

Nixi black Pottery Village This is a small Tibetan village nestling along the popular adventure route from Deqing to Zhongdian in Yunnan Province. Nixi Village is the most "Shangri-la" part of Shangri-la. A tiny village standing by green grassland on which flocks of yaks, sheep and horses graze gives a sense of timeless tranquillity. That's the amazing natural beauty of the village. However, the Nixi Pottery Village is by no means a one-hit-wonder. It is well known for the century-old art, making pottery. Around 70 out of the 100 families in the village are engaged in this traditional art. Many of them have built pottery workshops. It's amazing to watch the locals processing the item. The item is purely hand-made which makes it unique and precious. The raw material clay, is taken from a mountain three kilometres away.

The pottery items made here include pots, jars, stoves, basins, teapots and some others. Nowadays many visitors will make a stopover here, perhaps buying some pieces or just watching how the locals deal with their ancient art.

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