Beyond the astonishing scenery, Longsheng is also the area to visit for its exotic ethnic culture. Scattered across the magnificent terraced fields are various minority villages, where Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Dong people are living.
These different minority groups are maintaining their own unique costumes and traditions, and living in harmony with each other. This provides a valuable opportunity for tourists to see firsthand the rich variety of customs in the region.
|Yao woman picking sweetcorns with her little boy
||Lantern-decorated houses in Ping'an Zhuang Village
In Huangluo Yao Village, you will admire the embroidered pink costumes and the heavy silver earrings of the Yao women. However, the big attraction here is Yao women 's distinctive hair style. Yao women are famous for having the longest hair in the world. They hardly cut their hair since they were born, and have been wrapping the hair in a bun on the top of their heads. In Ping 'an Zhuang Village, you will meet the Zhuang women wearing white shirts, black pants and brightly colored towels on their heads. As you look out at the vast mountain panoramas, it is a real spectacle to see them dressed in such finery working in the fields.
If the visiting does not satisfy your interest in the ethnic odyssey, we recommend you to travel further from Longsheng. When plunging into Sanjiang, about 2-hour drive away, you will find yourself in a primitive Dong Minority community with notable Chengyang Wind and Rain bridge.