Sister's Meal Festival of Miao People

803: 5 Days Private Tour of Guiyang - Kaili - Shidong - Kaili - Guiyang
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 4 western buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches

Tour Highlights:
  • Attend the Sister's Meal Festival, one of the most dynamic festivals of the Miao people
  • Explore Miao ethnic minority villages & visit the traditional wooden houses of Diaojiaolou
  • Get up close with the local people & experience their unique and diversified folk customs
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Miao minority children and their wooden houses, GuizhouMiao minority people's festival celebration
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Apr16 Arrival in Guiyang
Our professional guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Guiyang Airport and then escort you to register in the hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to rest or explore. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Apr17 Guiyang - Kaili
Miao minority children and their wooden houses, Guizhou
Miao minority children and their wooden houses, Guizhou
Your China Festival tour begins with a visit to one of the four most famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou, Qingyan Ancient Town, which was originally built to station troops and open up wasteland over 600 years ago. A distinctive feature of the town is that it was built of stones. You could find stone city walls, stone folk houses, stone-paved streets and many other stone constructions in the town. After that, you will proceed to the Jiaxiu Pavilion, the cultural symbol of Guiyang. Then, visit the Hongfu Temple in Qianling Park. 'Hongfu' in Chinese means 'good fortune' and the temple is considered as the most famous Buddhist site in Guizhou. The sightseeing in Guiyang ends here and you will head for Kaili, the capital city of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture. Afterwards, continue the journey to Kaili Folk Museum, which introduces the culture, geography and ethnic folklore of the region in detail. You will stay three nights at the best local hotel in the downtown.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Apr18 Kaili
The first destination today is Langde Long-skirt Miao Village, where female villagers wear featured long skirts to make difference from those short-skirt Miao villages. Entering the village, you will be astonished by their traditional architecture - Wooden Stilt Houses and beautiful natural scenery. People there are friendly and unsophisticated, which makes you feel like at home. Meanwhile, a specially arranged Dancing and Singing Performance will make your trip more enjoyable. After that, you are going to appreciate the traditional way of paper-making in Shiqiao Miao Village. Kaili has the largest paper-making site in China with the most complete traditional paper-making steps and best-preserved paper-making tools. Then, you will take time to explore another Qingman Long-skirt Miao Village and be greeted into the village by locals in a special way, drinking the block way wine.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Apr19 Kaili - Shidong - Kaili
Miao minority people's festival celebration
Miao minority people's festival celebration
The climax of the private tour is coming today as you attend the traditional Sister's Meal Festival of the Miao people in Shidong area. The festival is the most ancient Valentine's Day of the Miao people and well-known as the Oriental Valentine's Day, offering opportunities for young people to pursue their lover. During the festival, all the girls will be dressed up in elaborate clothes, shining silverware, crowns, hairpins, earrings and bracelets. In addition, the girls will make colorful sister's rice to send messages. If the girl gives a boy the sister's rice with a pair of chopsticks in, it means she wants to go steady with him. If the sister's rice received by the boy is put in only one chopstick, it means the girl does not want to go out with him and he should date another girl. If nothing is put in the sister's rice, it means the boy is not attractive to the girl at all. However, they could still get along well with each other and make friends. Activities such as cockfighting, bullfighting and horse racing make the festival even more exciting and joyful. You will be deeply impressed by the splendid scene.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Apr20 Kaili - Guiyang Exit
Loaded with many beautiful memories of the grand Sister's Meal Festival, you will bid farewell to Kaili and travel back to Guiyang city today. Our guide will transfer you to the airport with a private van and see you off there. We all wish you a pleasant trip home and it is our pleasure to know you and serve you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
GuiyangSofitel Guiyang Hunter Howard Johnson Plaza Guiyang
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by ken from SINGAPORE | Dec. 06, 2017 01:49Reply
Xijiang Miao village
1) To Miao Village, better to take bus from Kaili railway station (both normal & speed train)?
2) day trip to the village enough? we plan to stay at hotel in Xijiang zhen, then tour the village during the day. is xijiang zhen near Mao Village? Bus from Kaili railway stations (G & speed trains) to Xijiang Zhen?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adam from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 06, 2017 21:17

No direct bus is available. You can take a taxi or private car to the village from railway stations. From South station, it costs around CVY150; from KL Station, it costs around CNY120. You can share the fare with other visitors.
The village is in the Xijiang Zhen (Xijiang Town), and you can walk there from the hotel you stay.
Asked by Arpad from CANADA | Aug. 23, 2017 10:43Reply
I was planning to take an overnight train from Kaili to Zhangjiajie in mid-October.
However, I have just noticed that online tickets for this route are sold out within 20 minutes when they become awailable (30 days in advance).
I was wondering if there is a bus service to Zhangjiajie in case if I do not get train tickets. Are there overnight buses too?
Answers (1)
Answered by John from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 28, 2017 01:21

I‘m afraid there is no direct bus. If you still wish to travel by train, you can book the high speed train from Kaili South to Huaihua South first. Then go to Huaihua Railway Station to take a direct bus to Zhangjiajie or go to Huaihua West Bus Station to catch a long-distance bus to reach there.
Asked by Ben Lim from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 06, 2017 03:23Reply
Transport from Kaili to Fenghuang Ancient Town.
Will be taking high speed train from Guiyang to Kaili , then Bus to Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, and will proceed to Fenghuang Ancient Town .
My Questions are:
1. KLSouth Train Station- any direct bus to the village?
2. From KL to Fenghuang, A high speed is available to Huaihua North Station- how can I reach Fenghuang directly or need to get to Huaihua bus terminal?

I have read about same comments of ( legal)
direct bus fro the South Station to village and a new direct bus from Huaihua south station to fenghuang, Can anyone confirm this ?

Thanks. Ben
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from POLAND | Aug. 07, 2017 21:04

1. As the information I got, there is a direct bus service center when you get out of the station, but you are not advised to take it since many tourists leaved a bad impression on it. You may charter a car to the spot, and the fare is about CNY120. Besides, you can also share a car with others, which may cost around CY40/person.
2. From Kaili to Fenghuang, there is a high speed train to Huaihua South Railway Station. Upon arrival, you can find a direct bus near the exit of the railway station. Then you may take this bus to Fenghuang Ancient Town directly. The ticket fare is CNY60/person.
As I know, the bus from Kaili to Xijing may probably be not formal, but the bus from Huaihua South Station is formal.
Asked by Bhe from INDONESIA | Jul. 20, 2017 03:11Reply
I will visit guiyang in this end july. After i end my schedule how to go to beijing and nanjing
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from CANADA | Jul. 20, 2017 21:18

1. From Guiyang to Beijing, you can take a high speed train from Guiyang North Railway Station to Beijing West Railway Station directly. Besides, you can also take a direct flight.
2. From Guiyang to Nanjing, you can take a direct flight. Otherwise, you can also catch a high speed train from Guiyang North Railway Station to Nanjing South Railway Station.
Asked by Feroza from USA | Apr. 19, 2017 22:04Reply
Baihua Lake
Do you think Baihua Lake is interesting place to visit in Guiyang? I have 8 hours layover time in Guiyang. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Apr. 20, 2017 00:40

The Baihua Lake is 22 kilometers away from the Guiyang city and the traffic is not good there, so I don't think it is worthy of visiting. During your transit time in Guiyang, you may consider visting the attractions in the city like Jiaxiu Tower and Qianling Park.
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