The Exotic Charms of a Miao Village

An aerial view of Xijiang Miao Village in southwest China’s Guizhou province about 180 kilometers from Guiyang, the provincial capital. Xijiang Miao Village is a major stop on tourist itineraries. With about 1,000 “diaojiaolou,” or wooden houses on stilts, lining the mountain slope, the village has been home to members of the Miao ethnic minority group for 2,000 years.