Hani people: The mountain sculptors

Yangjie Village in Yuanjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province is mostly inhabited by the Hani people. They are one of the earliest farmers who built rice paddy fields on this mountainous area. 

Hani people here still preserve the traditional way of living and celebrate ethnic festivals like the kuzhazha and shiyuenian. The village is also the origin place of Hani people's palm fan dance. 

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 takes you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan to see the little-known food, scenery and folk customs. 

See more about Yuanjiang County:

Go! Yunnan: See how China's Hani people prepare for their New Year - Shiyuenian Festival

Go! Yunnan: Visit the morning market in Yuanjiang County

The palm fan dance: An ancient ritual dance for Hani people

The Hamo Brothers: Recreating ancient Hani melody

Terraced fields sculpted by Hani people in SW China

Yuanjiang County: A tropical fruit kingdom

The cradle of wild aloe vera in China

How China's Hani people use plants to dye cloth

(Cover image via screenshot. Video filmed by Lv Xiaopin, edited by Zhao Ying.)

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