Zhongdeyuan Holiday Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kaili
Take morning flight to Guiyang.
Fly Xian / Guiyang CZ 3276 1045/1225
Arrive at Guiyang and drive 200 km (2 hours) to Kaili. Check into the Grand
... set me up with one of the girls there. Beer after beer after toast after toast kept flowing and before I knew it the slab they had bought over the bar had been consumed.
So much for quiet beer eh?
So I slept in a bit late and then made my way for some noodles, and another walk through the village where upon my return, who should be spot me while waiting for lunch; none other than my new Sichuanese mates. More beer and some ...
... of the most beautiful, authentic villages I’ve seen; people fishing in the river, driving cattle on the road, many dressed in traditional costume.
However, once the bus pulled in, I regretted NOTHING (except maybe being stung 100 yuan to enter the village, but even that didn't hurt) It reminds me a lot of Fenghuang here, but a couple of years behind in the tacky tourist stakes, and more mountainous.
Anyway, a quick stroll around ...
... its a miao village. back to hotel for dinner.
tommorrow pack up and move to another town with visits to many more miao villages and study of their culture--actually saw a bunch of miao women all dressed up in traditional garb walking along the side ofthe road to a weedding on the way to todays village.
the scenery is absolutely spectacular. mountain terraced rice paddies interspersed with paddies ...
The French couple we met in Dehang had recommended going to Kaili to visit the surrounding minority villages. In Kaili, a smallish city, you can see people in traditional clothes from the various minorities.
We decided to visit 2 villages. The first one, Langde, was quite close to Kaili and is not that big, so we went there and back the same day. Langde is a Miao village like Dehang, and has nice wooden houses with ...