Sanya Li and Miao Village
Sanya Li and Miao Village
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Areca Sodriety, 224 National Road, Baoting County 572000 China

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walkingonclouds
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
My family went before I went with my friend... thus we got some tips from them

Some tips would be...
1) TO NOT GO DURING SUMMER! HOT HOT HOT!
2) Hiring a guide might be a wise choice!
3) Wear shorts/jeans and walking shoes, ladies you would not want to wear dresses and high heels when you are walking up a hill and having to take flying fox!
4) Bring mineral water, walking up a hill is a good work out
5) Up and down terrain might not be an ideal place to bring those who have physical disability as I did not see ramps/lifts... only stairs

Took a long distance bus from Sanya bus station (towards Bao Ting) and stopped immediately outside the Li and Miao site

Decided to hire a guide I forgot how much it was... Hiring a guide was a fantastic idea as he brought us around to try all those complimentary stuff (e.g. own specialty wine, tea, flying fox). The guide is called Ah Niu牛. Being a guide he had to 'check-in' at almost every stall that is selling goodies, am VERY GLAD that he wasn't those kind of pushy guy asking us to buy stuff. What I didn't like was that (I suspect) the guide has a time frame for bringing every tourist around, thus he talked really quickly...

There was this performance with bamboo sticks, an elaborate performance!(similar to the Malay dance with bamboo sticks ) Love how the Li and Miao people dressed in their beautiful colourful costumes.

The ticket is pretty costly... If I am not wrong it was RMB180+/- but... at least there are complimentary stuff like tea, and wine you get to try :)
Also, a chance to sit the complimentary flying fox! Was extremely fun!!!
Written August 29, 2012
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Nathan B
Cloquet, MN540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
I wasn't exactly sure what the Sanya Li and Miao Village was going to be all about, but it certainly ended up ranking top scores for me. Very interesting village. Lots of walking but plenty of place to purchase drinks etc. It can be a little tough if you don't read or speak Chinese like I don't, but found enough English to figure out what was going on. There is a short zip line I couldn't really sell anyone on, but for a first timer on a short line, it would be good. I was good with the whole place up until the very end, when I saw the show, WOW!!! FANTASTIC SHOW. The show is a 100% worth it. Great performances, always activity going on, good music, and dancing, funny as well. Go you won't be disappointed. p.s. look for the baby monkeys!!
Written August 21, 2013
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MagdelineTan
Singapore, null, Singapore7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
We purchased the Groupon voucher for this family trip comprising of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. Beware of those additional which your guide asked you to pay. If you find that there is no value or not worth, dont join nor pay. We are asked to pay RMB650 to visit few places and some meals, which we did not complies all. We join for those we find worthwhile. We paid about SGD30 per person to enter Miao Village. Any meals on your own will be much delicious and money-worth than what the guide brings you.

Talking about Miao, there is this unique and fun culture whereby Miao people make fun of you by using their buttock to knock onto yours, you have to be sponteneous though.

During this visit, we learnt that it is mandatory for Miao men to learn the skill to make a beautiful crown for their future wife. The bigger and gorgeous the crown, the better and glamorous is the bride. As for Miao women, they learn the black magic which some women will make it for their newly wed husband to drink. In the event, husband stays faithful, such black magic will not harm the men.

They sells fresh coconuts which is good to have in such hot weather.

The weather is hot in Hainana and not much wind, unless you at the beach. Feel it is hotter than Singapore. Majority of hotel's lobby and famous places of interest does not offers aircon. Nevertheless, we are glad no rainy weather during our trip in mid June 2012.
Written July 10, 2012
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NEClausen
Hornbaek, Denmark241 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The highlight of our visit was the 1 hour show and you should not expect much more from your visit to this place.
Written October 14, 2018
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oystertravel
Redwood City, CA188 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
I knew from reading reviews that this would be somewhat Disneyesque but it was the only way I would get a glips into the Li and Miao minority people. The show was absolutely deafening and even with my fingers in my ears it was almost unbearable so you are warned. The sound quality was appalling. The English translation of what was going on was blocked behind a large pillar from my bench. All the costumes were wonderful, the silver necklaces, the baskets on each girls hip carrying bottled water. We had a thimble of their homemade rice wine and it was nice. Their embroidery is beautiful and reminds me a little of San Blas Islands off Panama but more in color than in subject. The experience would have been a much nicer if it hadn't been for the volume of every guides microphone, the unbearably loud show and so many other darned tourists!
Written February 29, 2012
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ningBangkok
bangkok23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Shows at the village are OK, good but not amazing. They provide a lot of food stalls along the path and some handicraft at high price. Anyway you know it is not real village and has cost to run it.
Written March 19, 2019
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HapiTraveller62
Malaysia196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
The minorities of the Li & Miao heritage and history are interesting to know. You learn about their culture, the way and how they lived. Miao was one of the strongest tribes where most of them are farmers and hunters.
Written May 28, 2015
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Travelyarn
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Quite a disappointment. I thought I would be strolling down a traditional village with the ethnic people still living inside. Instead it was no longer inhabited and was more like a tourist attraction though the traditional houses were original.
The guide however provided interesting cultural information including gruesome recipes of black magic potions to hold a man's heart. You can also see jars and jars of potions with snakes and disgusting crawlies.
Written April 29, 2015
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Wilf40
Dusseldorf/Germany201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
.... when staying in the Sanya//Yalong Bay Area on Hainan Island/South China.
The Li and Miao Cultural Tourism Complex depicts the traditions and rural life of the before mentioned two most important indigenious tribes on Hainan Island. This includes housing, costumes, habits, artefacts and -at about noon- a nice show. The entrance fee, about
200 Yuan p.p. is relatively high, but consider the cost to maintain this huge complex.
Most visitors are of course Chinese who are mainly brought here by coach, apart from a small number of Russians who don't need the visa necessary for e.g. Australians or Europeans.
But if you made it to Hongkong, Sanya and the near-by nice beaches are only some 30 mins away by plane. And be it just to enjoy the lush vegetation and the delicious fruit for sale on this tropical island.
Written January 23, 2015
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Michelle T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
We were here on a Sunday and as compared to other parts of China. It was not as crowded I thought since it was a tourist attraction.

You are required to pay an entrance fee, which I think was around CNY170 (paid by my BIL so wasn't sure of the exact rate) which had a club car ticket which had CNY35 written on it.

The place is huge and there are a number of stairs to climb. For those with strollers and wheelchairs, you may need to walk a bit further and have limited access to certain attractions.

There are 3 main areas, which is the Miao Village, Ganza Li Village and also the center, which contains some general information of the the tribes. They all interconnected so you can you walk around or take the Club Car, which allows one time drive up the hill and one downhill (back to the exit). It is quite confusing but the staff, who are dressed in their local wear, would be able to assist.

You can see the old ladies, sitting outside their huts, doing their embroidery. They are friendly and will greet you everytime they see you.

There is a street which has stalls selling street food. Food are relatively cheap at around CNY10 onward. Fruits are also available.

At the villages, there are stalls selling local food, such as barbeque fish. We also had a taste of the local wine, which for a small bottle, costs about CNY120. Taste like makgeolli (Korean rice wine).

Would suggest to include this your itinerary for a day trip. If you are just planning to walk around, an hour or 2 would be good but for those who really want to enjoy, 3-4 hours would be good enough.
Written December 28, 2014
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