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Kaili Travel Guide

-Travel to Kaili

Kaili is a city that deserves your traveling, with its unique ethnic culture and nature landscapes. Kaili is the capital of the Qián Dongnán Autonomous Prefecture of the Miáo and Dòng nationalities in eastern Guìzhou and also the gateway to some of the most fascinating minority villages you're likely to encounter in China. About 65% of the prefecture's population is Miáo, clustered to the east and northeast of Kaili. The Dòng people are mostly in the southeast. This entire region hosts more than 100 festivals each year, with the greatest concentration around February/March and October/November, making these excellent months to travel.

If your travel guide takes you through Kaili, and if you are fond of colorful local pageantry, then you should definitely check to see whether there are any festivals scheduled during your stay in Kaili. The Miao and Dong Minority Autonomous Prefecture to the southeast of Guizhou enjoys numerous ethnic festivals with different styles such as the Dragon Boat Festival, Dragon Lantern Festival, Lusheng Performance, Sisters' Meal Festival, New Rice Eating Festival, Miao New Year,ect. It may be said: "Customs and styles are different within a short distance of 10 li; grand festivals occur every three days while minor ones everyday." The local customs and practices and ethnic dietary culture can be appreciated here.

The Miáo are generally very hospitable and will greet travelers with cups. The arts and crafts of the Miao, such as the embroidery, brocade, wax printing, and paper cut, are famous in home and abroad. The main attraction of Kaili is the traditional culture of the Miao people, which can be seen through numerous ancient structures, traditional dance performances and several interesting museums. Below is the detailed guide to Kaili attractions. Welcome to check out our other pages for more travel information about Kaili. Feel free to contact us if you plan to travel to Kaili. We will provide the professional advice, individual itinerary and excellent travel service.

Kaili Attractions Guide

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  • Yao PeopleIn China, there are a total of over 2,000,00 Yao minority people, and they are mainly located in  Guangxi, Guangdong, Guizhou, Yunnan and Jiangxi provinces and autonomous regions. The Yao people live mostly in the subtropical ... ...
  • Shui People's VillageIn China, there are approximately 300,000 Shui people. The Shui people live in compact communities mostly in Sandu Shui Autonomous County, Libo County, Duyun City, Dushan County in Qiannan Buyiand Miao Autonomous Prefecture; in Ka ... ...
  • Miao VillageThe Miao people have lived in the eastern part of present day Guizhou and western part of present day Hunan for over 2,000 years. Since the Tang and Song periods they have been referred to as the Miao minority. The Miao people hav ... ...
  • Dong PeopleAccording to the Guide of 1990 census, there are about 2,514,000 Dong in China. They live in remote mountain valleys along meandering streams in Guizhou, Hunan, Guangxi provinces of southwest China. Some Dongs also live in Hubei p ... ...

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Name:Travel to Kaili Reply

Hi,I’m Lisa from Austria. I would like to travel to Kaili to see some original minorities traditions and customs. Is the transportation convient if we travel there? We will arrive in Guiyang

Name:Re: Travel to Kaili

Hello Lisa, the transportation is quite convient between Guiyang and Kaili now. If you travel to Kaili from Guiyang by car, it will cost about 2 hours to drive.