The Huayao Dai people village and their dragon fruit gardens
The pitahaya, or dragon fruit, is the fruit of the several different cactus species. It is widely seen in the supermarket around the world nowadays, however, its English name, "dragon fruit," has only been used since around 1963 due to its leather-like skin. The fruit has been widely planted in Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The fresh-picked dragon fruits are sold by the Huayao Dai people on the roadside beside the fruit garden.
Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are in Yunnan. This livestream series will take you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan to see the little-known food, scenery and folk customs. Stay tuned for our upcoming livestreams!
(Video filmed by Liu Yang and Liu Ming, edited by Liu Guihu.)
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