Go! Yunnan: Meet the descendants of ancient Dian Kingdom in SW China

Known for their colorful clothing and respect for nature, the Huayao Dai people are part of the Dai ethnic group, who mostly live in Gasa Township of Xinping Yi and Dai Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The closed geographical environment of Xinping has made it possible for Huayao Dai people to retain their traditional customs, such as worshiping gods, tattooing, and tooth dyeing. They lived in a forest area governed by the ancient kingdom Dian (278-109 BC), which had its capital at what is now known as Kunming City. Join CGTN to meet the descendants of the former Dian Kingdom in Yunnan.

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" series takes you on a tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in the province for a glimpse of the area's food, scenery and folk customs. Stay tuned.

On-camera reporter: Zou Yun, Xu Jinhui

Video director: Xing Fangyu

Cameramen: Qin Xiaomeng, Li Liang

Audio: Bai Jiangang

Video editor: Yu Yingtian

Copy editor: Abhishek G Bhaya

Production assistants: Zhu Yingming, Yu Wenwen

Producer: Zhang Junfeng

Supervisors: Zhang Shilei, Pang Xinhua