Secluded ethnic group's special bond with nature in SW China
Updated 16:01, 17-Oct-2020

The ethnic minority group known as the Huayao Dai people have lived in mountainous areas for centuries in southwest China's Yunnan Province. 

They respect all creatures and worship nature. A patch of areca palm trees in Xinping County, Yuxi City has become a sacred place for them to pray.

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

The Huayao Dai people village and their dragon fruit gardens

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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