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Kaili

City Name: Kaili (Chinese: 凯里, Pinyin:Kaili)
Population : 450,000
Area :13061 sq km (506 sq mi)
Overview:Kaili is a city in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, a significant population of Miao and Gejia live in Kaili. Kaili is host to more than 120 Miao festivals throughout the year.

Kaili is a city in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, a significant population of Miao and Gejia live in Kaili.  Kaili is also the central market town in the southeastern Guizhou,

What to see in Kaili city
In the city of Kaili, two places are worth to visit.  The first one is Kaili Museum, where you can have a background knowledge of all minority native culture in this area;

The second thing is the Sunday market, held every five days. Set along the river, the market retains its amazing size and atmosphere as well as many of its wooden homes and buildings.

Villages around kaili
Kaili is host to more than 120 Miao festivals throughout the year. The arts and crafts of the Miao, including jewelry, embroidery, brocade, batik, and papercutting, are renowned.

Most of the European visitors choose to stay in Kaili for 2-3 nights, it is the only place where basic accommodation facilities are available in this area; it is also convenient to start from Kaili to visit many native villages nearby.  Every attraction is within two hours driving distance.

Local Festivals
Numerous ethnic festivals with different styles available to visit in different seasons all the year round, the best time for profectional photographers.

In ordinary days, difficult to see a native miao girl to dress up totally in traditonal costume.  For a whole set of silver ornament from head to toe, the dress matches different ages, it takes hours to put everything on!   You can only see them on big festivals. 

Famous festivals: the Dragon Boat Festival, Dragon Lantern Festival, Lusheng Performance, Sisters' Meal Festival, New Rice Eating Festival, Miao New Year,ect. It may be said:' Customs and styles are different in a short distance of 5km; grand festivals occur every three days while minor ones everyday.' The local customs and practices and ethnic dietary culture can be appreciated here.

How to go to Kaili
There are few trains from Guiyang to Kaili, no airport in Kaili, most of travelers come here by road.