Xijiang Miao Village is the biggest Miao village in China, it is also the most touristy of them all. Xijiang Miao Village is located by the 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 wooden stilted houses stand tier upon tier along the two banks to the mountain. Thick bamboo groves are dotting before and behind the houses. Beautiful maple leaves cover the villages on the top and at the bottom of the mountain.
Exploring Chinese Miao minority villages in Guizhou, one will be fascinated by the locals’ exotic dress, daily life and the unique architecture of their wooden stilted houses. Xijiang Miao Village is one such place that researchers call a a national open-air museum for the study of Miao people’s history and traditional culture. Welcome to China for Canton Trade fair. HRC is pleasure to provide booking Guangzhou hotels, China Tour Guide and Indochina tour packages for you.
In the village, layer upon layer of closely connected wooden-stilted houses are built along the contour of the hill with the Baishui River passing through the bottom of the mountain. Wind-rain bridges connect the banks of the river. During the day the sunlight makes the red wood board shine brightly, and in the evening, smoke from the chimneys spirals, forming a white belt around the mountain’s waist.
In the Xijiang Miao village,The silver ornament played a very important role in local people’s daily life,Look at the women’s dresses, the silver ornament can be seen on the whole body, The silver-made clothes, headgear, earrings, bracelet, necklace and so on,besides, more silver ornament keep close touch with their daily life, Such as cup,pot, bowl, chopstick and so on are all made of silver, As a matter of fact, Silver ornament symbolize riches and honour in Miao people’s culture and custom.
The village is also a center for grand Miao festivals and celebrations. Miao people from the nearby villages gather at Xijiang for festival celebrations. Famous festivals include the Lusheng Festival, the Miao New Year and Sisters’ Meal Festival.. Songs and dance are a major part of these festivals for tourists to enjoy.
The most highlight in Xijiang Miao village must belong to the Guzhang festival,It’s also the most famous and ceremonious festival in Xijiang Miao village,it was held every 13 years,in fact, It’s a grand ancestor worship activities, It’s the most typical and sufficient way to display the Miao people’s culture and folk custom during the festival. If you have chance,be sure not missed!
Xijiang Miao Village is also the homeland of Miao song, dance and abundant local festivals. The local people are good at singing and dancing. They sing songs to express their feelings and perform dances to celebrate their bumper harvests and to greet good luck. Xijiang Miao festivals are rich and colorful. You can enjoy the Miao songs, dances, customs, rites, costumes and silver ornaments here.