Sanya Li and Miao Village

Sanya Li and Miao Village, Baoting County: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Sanya Li and Miao Village Reviews: 4/5

Sanya Li and Miao Village
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The area
Address
Areca Sodriety, 224 National Road, Baoting County 572000 China

4.0
204 reviews
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Very good
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43
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ningBangkok
bangkok23 contributions
Good for a half day visit from Sanya
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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NEClausen
Hornbaek, Denmark246 contributions
Too Commercial
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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Paul S
Loule, Portugal60 contributions
Great cultural show
Dec 2017
Even though we arrived a little late it was still a wonderful show. Really worth seeing. Our tour was a little rushed so make sure you have plenty of time to tour the village.
Written January 9, 2018
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,934 contributions
Interesting place for tourists
Jan 2016 • Solo
This is an interesting place showing Li and Miao tribal life and traditions. Lots of tourists, both from China and overseas. Girls in tribal costume will greet you at the entrances. The village has a large array of displays showing the Li and Miao traditions. It is a good place to visit on a fine day.
Written October 23, 2016
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Richard K
Memphis, TN890 contributions
A Great Lesson in Li and Miao Culture
Aug 2015 • Friends
The cultural center was very interesting. The show was excellent. I recommend watching the show. If you have children then arrive early to get a front row seat. You need to have two or three hours to see everything. The museum displays are very good. Many of the signs are also in English, thank you.
Written August 16, 2015
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pawsdoc
Toronto, Canada36 contributions
Interesting...but tourist-y
Jul 2015 • Friends
An interesting (large) place for people to explore into the history of the Li and Miao people.

Like someone else has already said, try not to go in the summer. There are no facilities with air con in this place, meaning that you will be outside from about 10:30 AM to about 4:30 PM. I got so sick after that day with not only heat stroke but a flu.

They offer a buffet lunch and just...beware of food cleanliness. I saw a lot of local tourists using their own chopsticks, rather than the communal prongs, to grab food from the trays. Disgusting.

There are also areas that sell bottled drinks and fruits that have been pre-cut - again, think food safety...

Finally, if you don't understand Mandarin or don't speak it, you are a bit out of luck because the tour guide speaks exclusively in Mandarin. It makes me wonder how international tourists can survive in all of Sanya...including this place.

The walk from the Li to the Miao village is quite long - so again, on a long summery humid day, it's like torture (hence why I became so sick) but on a nice cool day, I can see it being a nice walk.

Definitely bring lots of mosquito repellent!!! I got bitten so many times.

There are ample washroom facilities - just be prepared to squat.
Written July 9, 2015
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HapiTraveller62
Malaysia204 contributions
Interesting history to know
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
Didn't live up to my expectation
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/Germany207 contributions
ANOTHER MUST BE SEEN ...
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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MisheruT
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia118 contributions
A day trip to consider
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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