Sets at the banks
of Bala river, half an hour's ride away from Kaili by car, Nanhua
is a Miao village. The Miao here are Long skirt Miao, the houses
are made of china fir or pine with three stories. More than 160
families live in the village, most of the Miao here are shamanists,
a few of them are christians, they were coverted into christianity
in 1920s. There is a village church up the village near the performance
The cystal clear Bala river flows through the foot of the village.
If you want to spend
more money, a performance of folk songs and dances can be arranged
in the village for you. So before getting to the performance ground,
you will have to drink rice wine from the 3 tables of the road-blocking
rice wine. All villagers in traditional festival dress will greet
entertain you with misic and dances. Unmarried girls wear gorgeous
silver ornaments such as silver horn, silver necklace, silver shawls
with pleated skirts, Married women old women are in finely made
embroidered jackets. Miao girls and women are skilled in flat embroidery
and braid embroidery. Lusheng is popular misical instrument for
the Miao here for performance and festivals.
Several festivals are spent in the village, namely New rice eating
festival on the 6th lunar month, Miao new year on the 10th lunar
month and the like.