A visit to the largest Miao village in China : Xijiang Guizhou
Xijiang is a Miao village in Qiandong nan Miao and Dong prefecture, in Guizhou province. Its only 45 minutes bus ride from Kaili the Qian Dong Nan capital city. There is around over a thousand households, which amounts to a populations of 5500- 6000. But, in recent years many young people have left for higher study or to work in other provinces and cities.
Most of the houses are traditional Miao-wooden houses. The village is near Leigong Shan nature protected area, so its surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers along the village.
Last week I went with my friend Jim, as soon as we arrived we hiked around to the rice field area, where there is a lot of wet-terraces. To me this side of the village is more beautiful than the actual village.
We were trying to capture the most amazing landscapes, but the weather was not at it’s best; cloudy and misty.
There are plenty of Miao Family guest houses, which are traditional wooden houses. The price range per bed will be from 30-50 RMB. We stayed at The Village King’s Guest ( in most of the villages in China, they would call him: cun zhang -village Chief which is not heredity. But in this village it is heredity, if he has a son, the kingship will go on to the son, he is called Miao Wang -Miao King ) house, the room was nice and clean!
And the King was very friendly, my friend Jim chatted with him for about 1 hr.
Rice ready to plant
Miao men playing their traditional musical instruments called Lusheng.