Bird's eye view of Ailao Mountains: Huayao Dai people weave in the sacred forest
Updated 10:13, 07-Nov-2020

On the eastern side of Ailao Mountains is an ancient forest that the local Huayao Dai people, known for their love and respect of nature, see as sacred. 

Huayao Dai women often get together there to weave and embroider, using their feelings as inspiration for their patterns.

The Huayao Dai are part of the Dai ethnic group who live in the Gasa Township of Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

About 'Go! Yunnan' series:

Yunnan Province in southwest China features spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity, and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are found in Yunnan. The "Go! Yunnan" livestream series takes you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in the province for a glimpse of the area's food, scenery, and folk customs. 

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(Cover image taken by Qu Bo; video filmed by CGTN Nature film crew)

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