Category Archives: Guizhou Province

Zhaoxing (Zhao Xing), Guizhou, China

Zhaoxing was one of the most interesting villages in Guizhou. They only get about 700 visiters per year but that will be changing quickly with the addition of an airport nearby. It is a killer ride on the roads to

More Dong Villages and Bia Sha Black Miao, Guizhou Province, China

Yin Tan Dong Village was entirely different because of its Drum Towers. The Dong trace their origins back to about the 3rd century BC and speak a Thai language as part of the Sino-Tibetan Thai ethnic-linguistic group. This village was

Rong Jiang and Che Jiang Dong Village, Guizhou Province, China

Rong Jiang had a very old Banyan Tree (been there…seen that) and a Dong village in Che Jiang. This was one of the most interesting villages because of all the different activities taking place. Groups of people were playing maj

Pai Ka Miao and Datang Villages, Guizhou Province, China

There were several houses in Pai Ka Miao Village where we watched the local master craftsmen making the Lusheng. This took more work than one would expect – choosing the proper bamboo, cutting, tempering, tuning. The end result – a

Flag Stone and Wu Dong Villages, Guizhou Province, China

Some of the villages we visited greeted us with potent, homemade rice wine. Looked to me like an excuse for a PARTY! I wouldn’t have minded trying a slug or two but they kept passing these huge jugs from person

Lusheng Festival in Kaili, Guizhou Province, China

We spent the entire day watching and participating in the annual Lusheng Festival. …View image…All the local villages came to march in the parade, socialize, meet friends and be entertained. The Miao groups wore local dress for the parade and