A Visit to Xijiang Miao Village


Before I came to China, I have always been interested in the unique and colorful ethnic group culture. The travel consultant Victor recommended a tour of Miao village to me. After two months preparation, I have an amazing trip in Xijiang Miao Village, Guizhou province, China!
Xijiang Miao Village is about 100 km away from Kaili. On my way to Xijiang, my guide Tim gave a brief introduction. Xijiang Miao Village is the biggest Miao Village in China, which has 12 natural villages, 1,200 families and 6,000 people in it. Therefore, it is also known as one-thousand-household Miao village.
When we came into the beautiful village, a small welcome performance was set at the entrance. Some young girls and boy performance the traditional sing and dance for us. A kind of music instrument call Lusheng was really interesting; it looks just like a huge pipe but the music it made was amazing!
The village is located by a valley and surrounded by overlapping mountains, with terraced fields rising along the slopes to the clouds and the Baishui (White Water) River flowing through and cutting the village into two. Miao hillside pile-dwellings stand tier upon tier along the two banks to the mountain. Thick bamboo groves are dotting in front of and behind the houses. Beautiful maple leaves cover the villages on the top and at the bottom of the mountain.
The village is also a center for grand Miao festivals and celebrations. Miao people from the nearby villages gather at Xijiang for festival celebrations. I heard that they would have about 100 festival in a year, such as the Sister’s Meal Festival and Lusheng Festival. I hope if I could come to this gorgeous village again, I would attend these festivals!
If you would to experience the wonderful ethnic festival in China, you would find more in Color Chinese Festival, Sister’s Meal Festival and Torch Festival. For more information on Chinese Tours, please click China Holidays http://www.chinaholidays.com/.