Before you go into the minorities village, there is a shopping and eating street which you can buy local souvenirs and sample some of the local snacks.
The entrance fee to the village was 90 yuan and they insisted that I pay another 3 yuan for insurance (supposedly for the elephant show). The village is quite big and if you have a group of six or seven person, you should hire a tour guide and rent a buggy.
Wear comfortable walking shoes as the cobbled streets can be difficult to walk on.
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