Xijiang Miao Village (Chinese name: 西江千户苗寨), also named ‘China’s Miao stockade village of one thousand households’, is supposed to be the largest Miao Village in China. A continuous row of houses spreads in line of the hilly area. These houses are unique and grand under sunshine and verdant trees.
Researchers believe the village is the ‘living fossil’ to study Miao ethic minority’s history and traditional culture. Senior Miao women wear their long dark hair coiled up in neat buns on the top of their heads while the younger Miao women prefer to adorn them with large colorful plastic or bone combs and pretty flowers. Each woman has her traditional clothing, head dress and other jeweler which is worn at special festivals throughout the year.
Xijiang Miao Village, located in the northeast at the foot of Leishan mountain in Leishan county, Guizhou Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, 36 km from the county and 35 km from the prefecture state Kaili, about 260 km from the provincial capital Guiyang. It was built up by more than 10 connected mountain village and is currently the biggest Miao village in China. In Xijiang, there is a famous silversmith village. Miao silver ornaments are all handmade, its craft has a very high level. Xijiang is a village of “original ecology” remains the intact culture, and is the palce to appreciate and understand China Miao long history and development.
1. Bus from Kaili Bus Station to Xijiang, was originally go to Xijiang via Leishan. In the later time, for convenience, there open a 36 km two-lane asphalt road directly go from Kaili to Xijian which do not need to pass through Leishan but the fare still charge according to the Leishan Route, It takes 45 minutes or so, the traffic is very smooth. And you can also take a taxi in Kaili directly go to Xijiang for 20 Yuan.
2. People also can take bus from Kaili to Leishan, half an hour will have a bus and about an hour’s journey, 12.5 yuan/person, and then transfer to the station to take minibus to Xijiang, 10 yuan/person. The open time is from 7:00 in the morning to 5:40 in the afternoon, an hour departs a bus. From Leishan to Xijiang people also can charter a van, and it charges around 70 Yuan.