Zhongdong Miao Village

Culture

Zhongdong Miao Village

by Live in Guizhou


Image Source: Sohu News

Zhongdong is a village in Ziyun county of Anshun City, Guizhou Province. The town, located within the Getu River Scenic Area, is about 30 kilometers from Ziyun county and 161 kilometers from Guiyang City.

Zhongdong Miao village is named “the last cave tribe in China.” In this cave, which is more than 100 meters wide and more than 200 meters deep, there are 18 families of Miao nationality, the last cave tribe in China. According to the old man living in the cave, a “tribe” is a family who escaped from bandits at the beginning of liberation. Later, it was peaceful. The local government had persuaded the residents to move out, but they still felt that life in the cave was good, warm in winter and cool in summer.

People in the Zhongdong Miao village spin and weave their cloth. They go to the market 15 kilometers away every week to buy oil, salt and other necessities. They farm, herd cattle, or raise pigs at home for the rest of the day. In rural leisure time, men drink local wine around the campfire while women gather to chat. Life in the cave is simple, complex and beautiful. Although poor, the Miao family in the cave is content with this.