Culture and Scenery Tours
* Mekong and Upper Yangtze
* Three River Adventures
* Beyond the Clouds
* Colours of Yuangyang Terraces
* Mountains and People
* Lijiang and Shangri-La
* Along Burmese Border
* Colours of Yunnan&Guizhou
* Festivals at Chinese New Year
* Raosanlin & Tibetan Horse Festival
* New Year Festival of the Miao
* Litang Horse Festival
* Colourful Festivals Guizhou
* Fire-Dragon Dance Festival
* Festivals in Spring
* Water-splashing Festival
* Sister's Rice Festival
* Sanyuesan Festival of Dong
* Travel on the Roof of the World
* Amdo & Kham Adventure
* Northwest Yunnan & Kham
* Along the Yangtze
* Tiger Leaping Gorge & Haba
* Pilgrim Path of Kawagebo
* Paradise for P. B.U.
* Birds watching in Yunnan
* Flowers of the Northwest Yunnan
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Guizhou - Miao New Year Festival 2008
New Year Festival of the Miao falls on Nov.10th, 2008 and lasts for a week, the first three days are the best to attend it. This is the biggest and most important festival of the Miao people in southeast Guizhou. At the Opening Ceremony, thousands of Miao and Dong people from the are will take part in, singing and dancing through the streets of Leishan and carrying on to the Square, gather there for the celebrations, During the ceremony, you will see different kinds of dances and folk songs of Miao and Dong, tens of thousands of people are watching. On the following days, there will be more songs and dances, buffalo fights, ethnic sports and so on. It is also a time for locals to visit friends, young people to look for marriage partners and arrange weddings. No festival in Guizhou is more colorful, interesting and worthwhile visiting than New Year Festival of Miao.
Day 1, Arrival in Guiyang
Day 2, day trip to Huanggaoshu Waterfalls which the biggest in Asia and visit Han and Bouyi villages along the way.
Day 3, Six/seven hours drive to Shibing with visits to Miao villages along the way.
Day 4, Day in Shibing to visit Miao villages and take a four-hour walk on Mt. Yuantai.
Day 5 Drive to Zhengyuan, take a boatride on Wuyang River to enjoy the dramatic landscape of the water and mountains.
Day 6, Visit the ancient town of Zhenyuan by wandering in the old quarter to see the traditional houses built ages ago and visit Zhenyuan Museum, visit Dragon Cave which built with temples in different styles on a Cliff on the bank of Wuyang River, from here you can have a birds-eye view of the town. Relax
Day 7, 20 minutes drive from the town and take a five-hour walk in a mountain valley follow a stream to see the different vegetations of the mountain and vary landscape. To visit a place called Dragon Pool which the water comes out in a pool about 500 square meters, it’s blue and green with fogs on the surface, no one know how deep it is.
Day 8, Drive to Taijiang with a visit to Shidong on the way.
Day 9, Day in Taijiang to explore local Miao villages in the area.
Day10, Drive to Leishan and attend the Opening Ceremony New Year Festival of the Miao in the afternoon.
Day 11 & 12, Attend the festival and visit the local villages in the area. We can join the local dinner one day and see how the festival meals like in Leishan.
Day 13, Drive back to Guiyang via Kaili to visit the museum and a market in town.
Day 14, Fly home.
Dates: Nov.1st to Nov.14th, 2008
Group size: 6 - 12 people