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.

See more about Xinping County:

Shimen Gorge: A quiet and secluded place on Ailao Mountain

How China's Huayao Dai people make clay pots

Huayao Dai people and their traditional black teeth

Huayao Dai people's vibrant clothes and skillful weavings

Huayao Dai girl dances in sacred forest

About the "Go! Yunnan" series:

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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