Xijiang Full View Guesthouse
Visiting Xijiang Miao Village, can live in the wooden house Miao style to see the Xijiang River Panorama .
Facing the largest Lusheng Show Square of Xijiang Miao Village. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse , which is next to the Xijiang Middle School, opposite the platform and adjacent to Baishui River. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse is about 300 meters from the Xijiang Bus Station, 100 meters away from Youfang Street as well as 30 meters Lusheng Show Square. With the feature of an excellent viewing angle, this hostel is so called Xijiang Full View Guesthouse. That is located on the Xijiang Miao Village's residential areas, Lusheng Show Square and wooden house Miao Style of ancient buildings, so you can stay at home to enjoy the overlooking of Xijiang Miao village and Miao Village panorama. When Lusheng play on the show plaza, you can enjoy performance in the room; as the sun climbing across the roof of the wooden house Miao Style, you can watch the sunrise without climbing mountains; while the Xijiang Miao Village is full of Chinese Lantern in each family, you seem to be integrated into a warm atmosphere. No wonder that the writer Mr. Yu Qiuyu once had inspection tour in the Xijiang Miao village , given the words: " With beautiful answer to all, Xijiang Miao Village!" Xijiang Full View Guesthouse is the best choice for accommodation, wood & brick structure, typical Miao architectural features of all Inn. All it is, quaint little gray tiles, gentle cedar board, warm and viewing balcony, solid wood & brick structure. While maintaining the Miao architectural characteristics, the Guesthouse is also played a soundproof, waterproof and warm edge. Of all the hostels here, the Xijiang Full View Guesthouse is one that building separate toilet room, 24-hour shower, air-conditioning, television and other facilities. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse, concludes Xijiang Hotel, Xijiang Inn, Xijiang Pub and Xijiang Country House with the best service to the guests. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse with star class hotel facilities and services is set up to configure color TV, air conditioning, 24-hour shower, wireless networks in more than 20 standard rooms. Besides Mandarin service, there’s also English service. So do the Chinese & Western Menu service. Also, it opens POS machines of international and domestic banks card payment, online payment, online banking and other advanced payment. Advanced online room booking is set up with the Tongcheng Travel, Taobao, Green Mango and Hostelworld networks. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse must be the economy hotels or youth hostels with the highest discount for tickets of Xijiang Miao Village, cheap hostel beds, free wireless and wired networks, free access to computers, free local calls, domestic and international long-distance calls, self-paid laundry service. It’s either free of charge, fixed tickets, air tickets and charter of travel route, either free cars, trains, aircraft information of Kaili, Guiyang and other places.At last, it provides southeastern Guizhou and Guangxi Northwest travel consultation and planning. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse is of great feature for Xijiang Miao Country House. Miao people sing folk songs, Miao songs toast, cook King of Miao fish, Boiled-pot sour fish, chicken porridge, bacon Miao style, pumpkin soup, red egg and rice wine Miao style. That opened up Miao feast with a long table dinner --- binge enjoys themselves. In addition, Full View Guesthouseby Yang Chuyuan, Zhou Fang, Chen Jian, Yang Chaoli, who graduates from Guilin Institute of Tourism, is started as the joint development and operation with Li Hui Xijiang in Miao Village. On the basis of rich Miao ethnic customs, the young graduates, undergone professional travel knowledge and learning, will take advantage of great expertise to explore, develop and promote Hmong culture and life for the greatest manifestation of the Miao features and promotion. Dear friends,
We look forward to your Tour for Xijiang Miao Village. Xijiang Full View Guesthouse will be your best choice in your journey, while self-help tour at the Xijiang Miao Village, southeastern Guizhou by car, the landscape surrounding the ancient villages of photography and painting, etc.
Xijiang Miao village is located in the northeast of Leishan county. Xijiang Miao Village is composed by around 12 villages, Ping Village, Tungyin, yetong, yangpai, nangui, etc. There are 1265 families, 6520 people, accounted for 99% by minority Miao. (A) LegendAccording to the fairy, as early as 1,500 years ago, Chiyou has three sons. Xijiang Miao is the third son, the descendants of Chi You. This son’s descendants (Fei Kazakhstan) once fought side by side with Liu Bang. After the result of Liu Bang treachery match for them, Kazakhstan was killed. His son Fei Hu could not win despite heroic engaged, so as to call the four sons --- Yin Hufei, Mo Hufei, Diao Hufei and He Hufei. He decided to leave unitary son to assist in the work, and led other brothers with his troops westward. They climbed waded and finally settled in Xijiang. Later Mo Hufei moved to Thunder grassland, to establish a "Miao Imperial City." (B) County Building Baishuihe River, originated from Thunder grassland, seems to be a jade belt, through the village.
Southeast of XijiangMiao village, lie terraced fields closely incessantly. Around the houses in the village, fruit trees are blooming and lush green bamboo, red maple is tall and graceful as well. On the high platform, there’re golden corns and grains, appearing a harvest scene. Between households and households, the ground is paved with the quartzite. New rural style here is impressed by the Flower Street piled with pebbles around their houses. Xijiang residential buildings are all the wooden structure. There are bungalows, houses and Diaojiaolou, etc. definitely covered with gray tiles and fir veneer top, and based with blue stones, pebbles. However, most Diaojiaolou are based on the mountain or plain ground. The single building was due to stand on slopes, half of the house fall on first layer of foundation , half belong to the lower house of the foundation, forming half of the hanging foot, called as "Diaojiaolou" . (C) Embroidery and apparel At 7 or 8 years old, Miao girls should begin to learn embroidery from mothers and grandmothers. When married, they might become masters. The clothes they wear,eg, skirt, ribbon, waist circumference, strap, kid’s cap, burial clothes and shoes, are embroidered with a variety of flowers, insects, fish, mussels, dragon and phoenix, brightly and suitable colored. There’re wrinkle embroidery, paste embroidery, wrapping embroidery, flat embroidery and others. Miao clothes have a variety of clothing styles and colors, known as "no word of the history”,"embroidered on the clothes of history" in the world. Xijiang Miao girls pay attention to dress up, disparting as dress and casual clothing. They usually dress in gray, blue and green colors, shoulders and cuffs inlaid with lace, pants made by the polyester, worsted or polyester materials. Their heads bandage printed towel or smooth convex comb hairpin-type, inserted silver wooden comb, decorative hairpins or plastic flowers. All the female wear colorful corset, embroidered shoes, and silver bracelets. When official holidays, all wear silver flower, silver hairpin, silver bird, silver earrings, bracelets and hang silver collar. There is a classical style, home weaving skirts, waist strip decorated with silver bell, colorful shirt without collar, nailed with silver flowers on four corners, shoulders and sleeves. (D) National festival Bridge Festival: Bridge serves people for coming across the river with grains. Xijiang Miao people hold the belief that the bridge is charitable and sacred objects, is the mascot of protecting their descendants, is the objects of God Spirit to communicate and connect people. Therefore, Miao people highly consider of the bridge. Each February 2nd, all Miao families boil red eggs and glutinous rice which are taken to their own bridge, burn papers and crack the red eggs, whose shell scattered on the two ends of bridge, and finally put some rice, wine and meat. New Rice Festival: After seedling planting, and most of the grains have packed on the day before Mao in mid-June every Lunar Year, New Rice Festival begins. Miao people make the glutinous rice dumplings 1 or 2 days in advance. In order to have a good festival, each village must kill a pig or a cow to sell to each household, while individual also kill the chickens and ducks make offerings to ancestors and gods of protecting their family and descendants, which are "Yan Ma", "Hua Shu". The get-together is arranged in the afternoon. Besides rice dumplings, there’s also sticky rice. And before the meal, people would take 7-9 rice seedlings in paddy fields, put the grains on the sticky rice, and pay homage to ancestral spirits and gods, then pray autumn harvest and family well-being. When it’s over, the feast begins. The festival lasts for 7 days to be bull fighting, birds fighting, horse racing and other activities. Young men can join the tour party in groups from one to another village, while girls are dressed up to the tour party singing in antiphonal style. During the period, the most popular days must be the two days before and after the market. Men and women have fun there, singing in antiphonal style, day and night. Miao New Year Festival: In Leishan area of Miao, Miao New Year wouldn’t begin unless October in the Lunar Year, taken as first month of new year. If the first Mao day comes before October 5th, then it will be delayed to the second Mao day. In their view, the moon is too small before October 5th, which called "Ya Liao Lei” meaning that the moon is not round. If the first Mao day comes after October 20th, they also donot have New Year. Miao believed that’s a loss and unlucky. So the timing of Miao New Year is very irregular, but most of it comes in early October. Postponed to September or early in November, is a few of that. After the formation of the Jiu Li tribal groups, this New Year and culture are gradually stabilizing. During this period, Jiu Li tribe Chiyou and two rival emperor Yanhuang, in the famous battle fighting for the throne, Jiu Li tribe was defeated, and Chiyou was killed. Miao people kill cows and pigs in October of the second year, taking the highest burial ritual for Chiyou. Later it’s inherited from generation to generation. It’s evolved into a small holiday every year, every thirteen years a Festival (ie, Tibetan bull Festival). New year begins on the Mao day in mid-October every year. However, the day before Mao (Rabbit) is tiger. The villagers said tiger eats pig, so that’s a good timing for pigs killing. Each family kill pigs on that morning of the day. The next day is Mao (Rabbit), on which day every family steam glutinous rice for the family to eat and gift to friend. On that day, Miao take glutinous cake and rice as the staple food. That comes from the belief, eating glutinous cake can plug rat holes. That day is considered as the last day of the old year, the equivalent of New Year's Eve. At night, a mysterious ritual begins.When cock crow after midnight, it has entered the third day's (Long)morning. The man as the family leader should get up to kill chicken and do cooking. And then he will paste paper money in the relevant object, such as ancestral spirit and lintels, stoves, pigpen, rock Buddha, Pray trees. Early in the morning, the old & the child take paper money and sticky rice to make offerings for fruit trees. The child climbs the tree, giving paper money and feeding with sticky rice. Knocking trees, the old asks, "This year, would there any fruits?" And the child answers, "yes"! "Big?" "Sweet"? "Sweet". "would they fall" ? "No"! After the Ceremony, the child picks up the nearest cobblestone tied up with rope, and then goes home, putting on east corner of the main hall. When all are finished, the men will wake the women up. After getting up, the first thing for the girl and the young wife to do is to board the wooden ladder to get hair ready. Until 3 steps, their backs facing the floors, the female start to do up the hair. And they have to pick falling hair up carefully and strap back. When it’s not yet dawn, each family is ready to heat meals and then "Ji Dan", that is ritual of respect their ancestors. The food and wine should be placed on the floor covered with straw around Huotang. All the dishware are made of soil, even gourd and clam shells. Then they light the incense to respect their ancestors, while all the chickens, ducks, pigs, fish, wine and rice are on the ground. It is said that "it’s good for their ancestors eating." It is the first day of the Miao New Year as the first day of Spring Festival (Miao New Year is also dated from the day, straight off 5,9,13 days). When "Ji Dan" is over, Miao begin to light the firecrackers and fireworks. While the family heads or elders announce the dinner, New Year starts. Miao beliefs that if one light the firecrackers and then eat first, it means that this family members are the most diligent, his family would make a fortune. Miao begin to toast after the dinner in their own,that is "Cuan Zan Jiu." The man of the house(starting from his own brothers) would send his wishes and talk about stuffs of this year. On the fourth day(snake), it begins bullfighting and Lusheng dance. Xijiang Lusheng dance comes up, during the three days(Chen, Si and Wu) after the “Mao” day. On the first day of Lusheng dance, the chiefs arrive at the square and have a speech of auspicious words at first. And then the Lusheng dance begins. There’re thousands of people on the gound. The most eye-catching, is that the young girls, who wear silver hairpins, clothes decorated with silver piece, skirts with the flowers, just like a clusters of blooming flowers. Tibetan Bull Festival: Also known as eating Tibetan bull, that’s the day to commemorate the Miao ancestors migrate here from other place. According to the legend, long long ago, a man named Hu Fei and three sons with a bronze drum came to the Daqingshan Mountain (now named Leishan Hill) for living. The three sons, the eldest was Yin Hufei, and the elder was Mo Hufei, the third was Diao Hufei. There was the life for the father and sons. At the first year, they planted a field of grains. After the harvest, they used the drum to put full amount of grains in the storeroom. The following year, they planted another field of grains. After the autumn, there’s the second full amount of grains. To the twelfth year, they have stored 12 drums of grains. Hu Fei would like to see that of the twelve years, in which year the grains were most, in which field the grains were best. As a result, Hu Fei took the kids to use the drum to measure these grains for comparison. Yin Hufei fetched the millet and looked at carefully, said: It seems that the grains is even more than just a drum. Mo has also caught to check, said: Yes, better than the beginning. Hu Fei was very delight, dancing together around the millet. Hu Fei said, “Today is a red-letter day, so we have to kill a cow and a pig to celebrate. We’d invite both sides of the village members to have fun.”After the pigs and cows killing, they were cut into chunks and boiled in the pot. Hu Fei toasted to everyone, “Please enjoy yourselves today. Everyone here, must make yourselves full, so that we will have big harvest in future.” When eating and drinking ended, people sang and danced together around the drums for several days and nights. Since then, every twelfth year, every household has had to kill a pig and cow to celebrate the Festival. There’s no file that demonstrates that in which year the "Gu Chuang Festival" was changed into "Tibetan Bull Festival". At that time, Miao celebrated this festival every thirteen years, which is 13 days for Miao people to spend. On the early hours of “Chou” day, the most respected leader will light the firecrackers, while killing pigs and cows. With firecrackers sounded, in more than 1000 households of Xijiang, the sound of an instant resounded through the pre-dawn sky. Then enters the “meat eating and drinking” program. On the fourth day, "Mao" day, Miao make glutinous rice; On the fifth morning of "Chen" day, the children are about to carry out something called "pull the cow and horse" and fun activities. From days later, the entire Xijiang Miao Village has become the place of joy in nine days time. At Lusheng field, Hmong women and men enjoy the day to dance in the evening to sing heartily. Period, there is bullfighting, fighting birds, silver embroidery competitions and exhibitions and so on. To the Year of 2010, there’s another Tibetan Bull Festival. For friends, it’s the day of having fun.
(E) taboo At Miao New Year, there’s taboo that no sweeping or pouring, even eating rice with no soup or blowing. If so, inflatable, the farmland will be washed away, and crops will uprooted in the new year. As a guest for dinner, we cannot say "I’m full", but “storeroom is full”. (5) Medal of Honor
In 1982, Xijiang and clearly the Eastern Guizhou will be classified as rural tourism development zone and ethnic customs tourist spot by the Guizhou Provincial Government. Domestic and international friends, and various visitors and professionals of provinces, cities sightseeing, collecting folk songs often come to Xijiang Miao village and visits the long history, socio-economic, cultural conditions such as in-depth studies and textual research. Ms. Louisa wrote doctoral dissertation, and learned Miao language, which took her one year to carry out in the interview and collection. Since the 80's of 20th century, Central University for Nationalities more than 10 professors have come to study. Fortunately, the Japanese photographer, Mochizuki Mushin has been seven times to the Xijiang Miao village of total nine times to China. In recent years, the Spring Festival every year in coastal areas have attracted a large number of tourists and foreign tourists. Experts and scholars, those who have been to the Xijiang Miao villager, have praised the "Miao open museum."
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- Air Conditioning
- Breakfast not included
- Free Wifi
- Internet Access
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From Zhaoxing Dong village ,you have to by to Congjiang , Change the Kaili bus or Guiyang bus , get off in Leishan or Kaili .
From Kaili ,you can go to the XiMa He bus station by public bus , about one hour , you can arrive Xijiang bus station.
Form Leishan , also have public bus to Xijiang ,about one and half hour .
When you arrive Xijiang bus station , walk out the bus station ,turn left , walk along the river , about 300 meters you can see the Xijiang Full View Guesthouse .
Zhaoxing Dong Village is far from Xijiang Miao village . about 300 kilometers .Langde Miao village is far from Xijiang 52 kilometers .Matang Gejia Village Far from Xijiang 55 kilometer .