Xijiang Miao Village is located in the northeast at the foot of Leishan mountain in Leishan county, Qiandongnan Miao & Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou Province, 36 km from the county and 35 km from the prefecture state Kaili, about 260 km from Guiyang City. Xijiang Miao Village, with over over one thousand families built on mountainous, is currently the largest Miao inhabited village in the world.
What to see?
There are 12 natural villages, 1,200 families and 6,000 people in the vilage which is famous for the "one-thousand-Household Miao village" and a historical cultural ancient town.A continuous row of houses spreads in line of the hilly area. These houses are unique and grand under sunshine and verdant trees.
Xijiang Miao Village is home to the “West” clan Miao. On the upper side of the hillside, there is a stack of Miaojia wooden slings. The old brown house is in the green mountains. The Baishui River divides the stockade into two. On the other side of the river (for the tourists, the left hand side after entering the gate) is mainly a commercial pedestrian street. On the other side of the river (on the right hand side after entering the gate for tourists) is mainly the observation deck overlooking the stockade.
Arrived at the Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, you can come down to see the gate of the "Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village" plaque. From this gate to the stockade, there is a 1.5-kilometer road. You can take a battery car or walk. After 1.5 kilometers, I saw a gate that was similar to the parking lot and had the "Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village" plaque. This was the real arrival of the stockade.
First drink the welcoming wine greeted by local Miao people, then you can enter the village. The first thing to see is the commercial pedestrian street, which sells a wide range of Miao specialties. The most interesting ones are the Miao silver ornaments. The Dagou Township near Leishan County in Miaozhai is famous for its silversmith village. Almost all the men in the village master the silverware. Production technology, Miao silver craftsmanship, but also because of lower color, cheaper.
The performance venue in the pedestrian street area has a Miao song and dance performance for about 30 minutes. You can also visit the Xijiang Miao Museum, the drum head (the house of Miao Wang, and the bronze drum in the house). Or walk along the White River to see the wind and rain bridges on the river with roofs and shelters, short and narrow, wooden paved bridges.
Going to the end of the stockade is an idyllic scene, even if there are few people coming to this block during the peak season. Cross the river and go to the observation deck of the battery car station, go to the observation deck, the road is not long, there are several points along the way to look at the scenery is also good. Arriving at the viewing platform, waiting for the night to come, the drama of Xijiang has just begun. Thousands of lights illuminate from under the eaves of the wooden slings. The stars are a little bit, and the outline of the entire Miao Village is outlined. It is a shape of a bull's head. It is hard to imagine a stockade in a mountain with such a bright and bright scene. In the morning, I came to the observation deck again. The mist shrouded the Miao Village. The first sunshine turned the wooden house into gold, and the smoke rose, and the new day began again.
In Xijiang Miao Village, you can often see the hairpins on the top of the head, and the seedlings with large flowers on them. I don’t think it’s too addictive. I can rent a few sets of Miao clothes to play a Miao girl. I don’t want to rent a Miao suit, and it’s especially good-looking. It’s very popular with girls.
The tourism of Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village is mature and the accommodations are not good. Eat, the most famous is the long table banquet, the restaurant in the village will be asked everywhere you want to eat long table banquet, tens of dollars a person, the table is put longer, even if the long table banquet, the right is to experience . The real long table banquet is open-air, dozens of tables are connected with the old elders, and you don’t necessarily see the tail from the beginning. When important festivals and important tour groups visit, there will be an authentic long table feast. miss. The taste of Southeastern Guizhou is sour, and the specialties of Miao Village include sour soup, sauerkraut and bacon.
Accommodation is far from the main street and the sanitary conditions are also acceptable. However, most of the accommodation in the village is a wooden house, and the sound insulation is not very good.
Add: Nangui Village,Xijiang Town,Leisahn County,Qiandongnan Prefecture, Guizhou Province
Opening Hours: 08:00-21:00
Entrance Fee: CNY 110