The 3rd campaign of "Most Beautiful Villages of Minority Groups' in Hunan" was held in Changsha, which was organized by Hunan Provincial Action Committee for National Unity and Progress, Overseas committee of Hunan People's Congress, etc with Rednet. Rednet published a series of reports for showing the unique charm of each of these villages of minority groups' with their development on new rural construction and featured industry development and rural tourism, with their beautiful environment, cultural heritage and landscape.
As part of Sanjiang Miao village in Fenghuang County, Laojiazhai Village is the ancient Miao village tourism model developed by tourism departments at the level of Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture and Fenghuang County.
Driving over 30 km to the southwest from Suining County, Shaoyang, Hunan, we arrive at Datuan Village, Miao and Dong township. Dong villagers occupy 95% of the toal population of Datuan Village; 352 tradtional ethnic wooden houses in pile dwelling style are well-preserved in the village. Besides, there are 2 drum towers of the Qing Dynasty with characteristics of the Dong Minority, 2 Satan for offering sacrifices to gods or ancestors, 2 Kuan Ping, 2 anceint wells, 2 old bridges, 2 gates, 2 ancient flagstone paths, etc.
Daliuzi is Tujia-style percussion music, ensemble of gongs,cymbals, suona horn etc.
Wanping town has abundant original secondary forest; 40,000 mu fir forest becomes the good place for outdoor leisure and sports development.
Pushi Town: consummate craftsmanship
Pushi town wins good reputation as“Little Nanjing”,“Sleepless Harbor”,“Great Pass”,“Beautiful Border Town”, etc.
Pushi town in the border of Western Hunan, has preserved 25 sites for culture relic protection, 3 ancient streets for commerce and trade, over 20 ancient alleys and lanes, over 170 historical buildings and characteristic dwellings.
Bamboo pole dance is created by Baoyao villagers inspired from daily life.
Located in Luoxi National Forest Park, ethic Yao township, Dongkou County, Shaoyang, Hunan, Baoyao Village covers an area of about 9.63 square kilometers, populated by 85% Yao people. Baoyao Village used to be well-known as a courier station for travelling merchants’ rest on ancient Hunan-Guizhou path.
Hengling Village, a Dong tribe village located at Pingtan riverside, 18 km away from the southwest of Tongdao County, Hunan. Hengling Village is a such typical village of the Dong nationality, back against green mountains and surrounded on three sides by water.
Shanyangchong Village in mist
Shanyangchong Village, a 91.7% Tujia people based minority tribe village in Shansheng Town, Shimen County, Changde, Hunan, covers an area of 27 square kilometers and forest coverage rate of 84.9%, populated by 3,700 residents.
Eighteen stuff mixed dishes of Miao cuisine
Located at the foot of Huanglong Mountain, Miaoziyuan Village is a 98% Miao people based minority tribe village. With a thousand-year history, Miaoziyuan Village is the headstream of Xiang River.
In Jungongzui Village, quite a few villagers have Islam style drawings in colorful meaning on the side of their houses.
Jungongzui Village is a typical Hui tribe village in Yiyang, Hunan, where more than 1,300 villagers are almost Hui people. The affluent village has a flourishing core-board manufacturing industry, known as the heart of core-board production base in South China. At present, the village owns three provincial and municipal level leading enterprises and two kinds of Hunan famous-brand products, realizing the industrial output value of nearly 800 million yuan. Thus Jundongzui Village is praised for its prosperous industry, green affluence and well-being.
Yankoushan women pull up a red ribbon and prepare Lanmen Wine. The interview team drink the wine before entering the village.
Yankoushan is quiet but not dreary. Villagers preserve and inherit folk traditional culture of Miao people, such as dragon lantern, flower lantern, Yang Opera, etc. On every festival, Yankoushan villagers would spontaneously perform speciality dance of Miao people.
Overlooking Taiyangping Village, every household has vast stretches of orchards such as juicy peaches, pears, oranges, raspberries, etc.
Located at the the farthest east of Taiyangping town, Jingzhou County, Hunan Province, Taiyangping Village is hailed as “the most sunny village of China” for it welcomes the sunrise the earliest.
Bu Ying Bridge over Xie Mu River of Shanggantang Village is the best preserved stone bridge with the longest history of more than 1,000 years.
The whole Shanggantang Village is surrounded by Xie Mu River in front of it. The village has seven fortresses characterized by a fan-shaped distribution around the ancient Xie Mu County.
Rednet (Huaihua): Tianjing Village is under the jurisdiction of Silu Village, Gongxi Town, Xinhuang Dong Automous County, Hunan, 60 km away from Xinhuang County.
Guitang Town is known as the place in Longshan County of Hunan, near Chongqing City of Sichuan Province and Laifeng County of Hubei Province. In the southwest of Hunan province, Guitang Town has mountainous and hills, streams, paddy fields and rich soil and irrigation facilities; therefore, it is an important rice producing area.
Shazhou Village is the west gate of Rucheng County in Hunan Province. Eighty years ago,a team of Red Army stayed here with a moving story of"half-quilt"as the representation of the army and the people as close to each other as fish and water.
Quanyu Village of Bai ethnic groups in Hongjiaguan of Zhangjiajie City locates 11.5 to 17 kilometer along Sanghe highway, from the North to Qiaozi Bay to the South of Helong Bridge, where County Government of Bai ethnic groups is there.
Jiuxi, means nine brooks, is 90 miles northwest of Cili County surrounded by clear brooks. It was named after Zhou Xu, a senior official of Ming Dynasty, in his quatrains as “Jiuxi is a place of fortune and an imaginary world” which expresses the beautiful scenic of Jiuxi.
吊脚楼是米溪村常见的一种民居建筑，一般依山而建，成群分布。 Stilts are commen residential buildings by the mountains in Mixi Village.
Mixi village is a paradise-like village in the streching part of Wuling Mountains towards Youshui among tributary of Changtan River and Lvlv River by the upstream of Baixi River. It is a place in the valley of wispy clouds.
Huangjiabang Village is the typical Yao people populated place.
Huangjiabang Village near the mountain and by the river, has inherited thousands of years of the Yao culture. As the largest administrative village with the most Yao people of Yizhang County, Chenzhou, Huangjiabang Village forms its unique folk customs, especially drum-beating included into Chenzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection List.