Most visitors that come to China know of a place called Guilin, but have you heard about the small town of Longji about 3.5 hours north? Yao Secret has been fortunate enough to visit the Red Yao and their extraordinary village on a number of occasions. In this special report, we'll try and paint an outline for you, so that you can get an idea of what the daily life of these remarkable women is like.
Our hosts for this visit were Bao Hua and her daughter Hai Li. Two very charming ladies who are well-known in the community. Bao Hua is a traditional Yao woman in most senses and she's meticulous in maintaining the Yao minority's customs.
Hua spends much of her time stitching garments for relatives, cooking, maintaining the cleanliness of the house, promoting haircare rituals, and most importantly taking care of her adorable grandson. Hai Li is passionate about her Red Yao roots, but she's also a modern lady and loves sharing her ancient culture through pictures and videos on her social media.
We have to say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hua residence. We not only got a unique insight into the daily lives of these amazing people, but they also left a deep impression on us with their generosity.
We are really looking forward to our next visit! What would you like to know about our trips to the Longji village? Leave a comment below and we'll see if we can cover it in our future posts!
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