Guizhou is a lesser known but very interesting place in southwest China. More than 130 festivals occur every year. The Miao, Dong, Buyi, Yi, Shui, Gejia and other ethnic groups created mysterious and gorgeous cultures and traditions. While every day goes by, you don't know how many markets there are a day. I saw many travelers' travel dairies, some are very good, some information is also very helpful, so I also want to give you some information of Guizhou ethnic groups' markets.
Yes, there are many markets in Guizhou, some are held every 5,6 or7days, some are held on a certain fixed date such as Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, some are calculated by lunar date such as the cock's day, the dragon's day, the pig's day, etc. So that means, it's not easy to see an interesting market if you are not prepared. If you are lucky, maybe it's an exception and surprise.
I've traveled to many rural
areas of Guizhou and explored lot of minority markets, and saw some interesting
markets, I put the information here, hope it will be helpful for you.
The markets in Kaili, Rongjiang and Congjiang occur on Sunday, they look
nice. The best time to visit the Kaili Sunday market is between 11:00am-13:00pm.
The Dong and Miao people come to join the market in Rongjiang and Congjiang
much earlier than Kail region, the best time to see the markets there
is between 10:00am-12:00am.