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Explore Mysterious Miao Villages in Fenghuang’s Shanjiang Town

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The photo, taken on July 24, shows Long Hongxiang (L), an inheritor of Miao embroidery (a provincial intangible cultural heritage), instructs her student in embroidery skills. (Photo/Guo Liliang, Hunan Daily)


The photo, taken on July 23, shows the beautiful scenery at dawn in Shanjing Town, Fenghuang County, where Miao villages locate. (Photo/Guo Liliang, Hunan Daily)


The photo, taken on July 23, shows traditional folk customs and performances of Miao ethnic group. (Photo/Guo Liliang, Hunan Daily)


The photo, taken on July 29, shows Miao people prepare a banquet to greet guest from afar at Laojiazhai Village, Shanjing Town, Fenghuang County. Currently the village’s ethnic traditions and Miao dwellings are best-preserved in Fenghuang County. Its traditional culture and folk customs attract numerous tourists. (Photo/Tian Chao, Hunan Daily)

The photo, taken on July 24, shows Miao youth sing in the antiphonal (call-and-answer) style to find love and make new friends. (Photo/Guo Liliang, Hunan Daily)

Shanjiang is a Miao town in Fenghuang County, and it is 20 km away from Fenghuang Ancient Town. More than 20,000 Miao people live here.

The town enjoys long history, profound culture, and strong ethnic traditions. It is the hometown of Chinese folk culture, and an experimental base for the ecological protection of Miao culture in Wuling mountains.

Mysterious Miao culture and gorgeous scenery await you to explore more. 

This article is from Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn. 

Translator: Xiao Juan

Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn