Pays Miao

The Miao Mountains

Located at the border of the Guangxi and Guizhou provinces, the Miao Mountains are exclusively populated by the Miao, Yao and Dong ethnic minorities. Their respective cultures, very different from that of the Chinese Han majority (92% of the Chinese population), remain well alive. The stays, organized by the rural tourism agency PaysMiao (Miao Land, 融水县苗缘农村观光服务部), give a uniqueopportunity to discover these ethnic minorities hardly exposed to tourism.

In the heart of Pays Miao

It is in Danian, a small rural town situated in the heart of the mountains, that Pays Miao welcomes you. The team invites you to immerse yourself in a world on the fringe of the rest of China, where old traditions are still present and their long-established way of life relatively unchanged.

In the intimacy of the ethnos

The hikes alongside the rice paddies allow an insight into the work and life of Miao farmers. They invite you to their home as friends. Depending on the season, you can take part in various festivities, watch the planting or harvest of the rice crop, or the creation of handicrafts: embroidery, weaving, dyeing, basketry, etc. You will live for some days as close as possible to the Miao, Yao or Dong people, in their daily lives, and can be assured of a warm and welcoming interaction.

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