Langde Miao Ethnic Minority Village
As one of the most fascinating ethnic minorities in China, groups of Miao people are everywhere in southwest China, mostly in Guizhou Province. But, if you really want to experience the authentic ethnic cultures, go visit Langde Miao Ethnic Minority Village in Kaili. About 50 kilometers north of Kaili, it's no doubt a beckoning tourist village.
Miao Ethnic Minority is both mysterious and exciting. The Miao people are identified by their dialect, dress, location and other customes. In dress we have Long Skirt Miao, Short Skirt Miao, Black Miao, Flowery Miao and Long Horned Miao. By location there are River Miao and Mountain Miao. The villagers in Langde wear long skirts, hence they are "Long Skirt Miao". The Miao style houses "Diaojiaolou" and its featured and creative festivals will cause you spell bound.
|Stilt-houses, Langde Miao Village|
Around 500 villagers in ten families, the Langde Miao Village is considered small. Members of the Miao Ethnic Minority, they adopt common habits and customes. Entering the village, visitors would find themselves literarily immersed in works of art.
Miao-style House (Diaojiulou)
After enjoying the wonderful performance, you may be invited to their homes by the local people. Of course, if you still want to linger here, guest rooms on Diaojiaolou are ready.
How to get to Langde Miao Village
2. Take a bus from Kaili to Leishan County and get off at the Lower Langde Village on the roadside. Then follow the direction sign to Upper Langde Village. It takes a walk of about 20 minutes.
3. Take a bus from Leishan County to Langde. The bus departs every half hour; bus fare is CNY 5.
4. You can also rent a car to Langde Village. The round-way rent is about CNY 100.
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Another village, Nanhua Miao Ethnic Minority Village, is the counterpart of Langde, about twenty kilometers from Kaili. Either will bring visitors unexpected pleasant surprise.
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As I am trying to figure out where I could spend the nights, are there any hotels or home stays in Kaili?
Also, does one can only sleep in Longshen town, or Is it possible to find any accommodation in Heping township?
I'm also having difficulties finding transport from Kaili to Liping county and then from there to Longshen.
Are there any buses connecting these places?
I only have 5 days for this journey, is it even doable?
Thank you, any advice will be appreciated! I find this website very helpful so far.
In Longsheng, you may stay at Huamei International Hotel at Sangjiang Northern Bank Development Zone. A standard room costs CNY 150 to 300. You can book a room by dialing 86-0773-7929888. At Heping, there are many hostels for you! Just walk in and check in.
You can take a direct bus from Kaili to Liping for CNY 80 (about 3.5 hours). The buses are available from 8:00 to 17:30. There is no direct bus between Liping to Longsheng. You may take a bus to Sanjiang first (about 3 hours). Then, take a bus to Longsheng (about 2 hours).
I am afraid that your itinerary is a little bit too tight. You might consider skipping Zhaoxing Dong Village or Longsheng. :)
If yes, the festival is usually held in mid Feburary of Chinese lunar calendar.