Kaili Attractions - Things to Do

Langde Miao Village, Kaili
Langde Miao Village

Top Things to Do

 Flying Clouds Cliff
 Langde Miao Ethnic Minority Village
 Leigongshan Nature Reserve
 Sunday Market
 Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village
 Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Lying in the southeastern area of Guizhou Province, Kaili City is a living quarter of the Miao ethnic minority. So it is a nice place to learn about the culture and life of the Miao people. However, as a tourist destination, this city also boasts its natural landscapes, karst landform and the ancient architecture.

Located in the southeastern area of Kaili, the Langde Miao Ethnic Minority Village and Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village are two top sightseeing sites for visitors to savor the unique Miao ethnic culture. Here visitors will receive a special welcoming ceremony from the hospitable Miao people. During the ceremony, a series of ethnic customs such as Miao dancing and folk musical instruments performance will be presented whilst visitors are usually invited to dance and drink with the local people. In addition, the Miao style houses namely 'Diaojiaolou' represents the typical feature of Miao's architecture. Still, if you want to know more about the local ethnic minorities, the Kaili Ethnic Museum will be a good choice.

Natural landscapes around here also deserve your traveling. If you would like to view the mountain, you can go to the Leigongshan Nature Reserve in Leishan County, southeast to Kaili. On the mountain, you can admire the highest peak of southeastern Guizhou Province. Covering an area of nearly 17 square miles, the nature reserve is rich in species of animals and plants. If you like to appreciate the local waterscape, you will feel satisfaction at the Wuyang River Scenic Area. Spanning Huangping, Shibing and Zhenyuan counties, the Wuyang River (main waterway) is 21.7 miles long. Traveling in the river by boat and admiring the riverside scenery is really fantastic.
Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village
Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village
Kaili Sunday Market
Local Sunday Market

Since the karst landform here is another typical feature, you are suggested to have a view of the Yudong Karst Cave, only two hours by car from Kaili. Discovered in 1984, the cave is about five miles long. Now 1.2-mile long section has been explored and opened to the public. The stalactites, stalagmites and cave flowers inside the cave are rather amazing.

Traveling in this city, you will find there are much ancient architecture built in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, including the Dage Park, the Flying Clouds Cliff, the Zhenyuan Ancient Town and the Black Dragon Cave to the east of the town.

Finally, do not forget to pay a visit to the local Sunday Market. Opening on Sundays, it is a perfect attraction for visitors to browse the local ethnic people's living goods including special foods, herbal remedies and all sorts of decorations.

- Last modified on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Kaili Attractions
Asked by Manfred from GERMANY | Oct. 11, 2013 11:56Reply
Sister's Meal festival 2014 in Kaili
I would like to visit the area in spring 2014 and want to visit the Sister's meal festival of the Miao people. therefore I would like for the exact dates of this festival in 2014.
Answers (2)
Answered by Edson from GERMANY | Oct. 11, 2013 22:17

According to the routine, it will be held during the lunar March 15th-17th, namely April 14-16th, 2014. Just for reference!
Answered by Manfred from GERMANY | Oct. 12, 2013 04:33

Thank you for you answer. However, I am not clear about the Dates: Will it be on March 15-17 or on April 14-16 or are there 2 festival dates, one in March and one in April?
Asked by Letizia from ITALY | Jan. 09, 2013 22:45Reply
Is there a bus that goes from Guilin to Kaili?
How long does it take? If so, upon arrival, is it possible to visit in one day and go back to Guilin in the evening?
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Answered by Nikita | Jan. 10, 2013 01:36

Hi, I remember there is only one bus running at 11:20 from Guilin General Bus Station to your destination. The price is CNY200. The duration is extimated to be around 10 hours. It is impossible for you to visit in one day.
Asked by Anna from ITALY | Jul. 28, 2012 14:30Reply
What is the date of Sister's Meal Festival of Kaili in 2013? Thanks
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Answered by Nina | Jul. 28, 2012 21:45

Hi, the festival falls on March 15th of the Chinese lunar month each year. Therefore, it should be March 15th of China lunar month in 2013 as well.
Asked by Ms.MARKANDJINA | Jul. 27, 2012 14:13Reply
Accommodation in Miao villages?
Hi, we are thinking of going to Kaili then travelling out to some of the miao villages for a few days, is there a reasonable chance of finding basic accommodation in any of the villages , a homestay, or perhaps even B and B standard rooms??
Would it be easier just to book with an agency when we arrive there?
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Answered by Frank | Jul. 28, 2012 01:04

Well, it is easier for you to book a tour from a reliable local travel service. It will help you arrange the accommodation and transportation according to your demands when travelling to that place. Here is a tour itinerary for you as a reference: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/package/guiyangtour3s.htm .
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