Qingman Miao & Shiqiao Villages
Kaili, Guangxi & Around, China
Known for the colourful dresses and traditional headdresses, a visit to a Miao village is a must in any trip to Guizhou. Afterwards, we continue to Shiqiao to observe the traditional paper-making process.
Relatively less visited compared to many of the over-touristed Miao villages, the Qingman Miao Village has preserved most of its traditional crafts ranging from embroidery, textiles to silverwares.
Another highlight of the day is Shiqiao village. The Miao people in this village continues to make traditional paper from tree bark for house decorations, lanterns, et cetera. While the tradition has been ongoing for thousands of years, today this ancient practice is left only to around 100 practitioners.