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Langde Shang Miao Village

Situated by the crystal Danjiang River and circled by green Leigong Mountain, Langde is most picturesque Miao village in Kaili. It is also known as the Miao's Ethnic Village Museum and will present visitors an authentic experience of Miao.

As you approach the village, you will be caught by the charming Wind and Rain Bridge stretching over the stream, the ancient mill wheels, and rows upon rows of stilted wooden houses (Diaojiao House in Chinese, the typical folk residence of Miao built on the stilts of different heights).

Langde Shang villagers belong to the Long Skirt Miao as the women here are traditionally dressed in their long skirts. (The people of Miao can be identified by their different costumes, the long skirt Miao, short skirt Miao, Red Miao, Black Miao, Flowery Miao and Long Horned Miao, etc. )

Enjoy the sorrounding pastoral scenery with featured bridge and lush paddy fields.. An old Miao woman is delighted to welcome vistors from far away .

Tourists to Langde Shang village will be welcomed by the twelve courses of "block-the-way" rice wine ended up with firecrackers and sweet Miao folk songs. This is a traditional Miao welcome ceremony to their honored guests and the most ceremonious etiquette in Miao villages.

Then you will be entertained by dances and songs accompanied with Lusheng (a kind of ancient reed-type wind instrument prevailing in Miaos' area) as well as a traditional drum. There are a drum ground and a Lusheng ground built in the pattern of ancient bronze drum surface in the village. Ladies young and old are in their traditional skirts and headwear, ready to dance on the grounds while the men play Lushengs ranging in size from quite short to over three meters in length. Few of us can resist the temptation to dance when the Lusheng sound sonorously echoes around the village.

Miao girls are skilled at embroidery and start learning it from childhood. This young Miao girl is selling her embroidery works.

Miao girls are dancing to the pleasant melody of Lusheng. Villagers lead a peaceful and primitive rural life here.

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