China Folk Cultural Village is located adjacent to the Splendid China theme park, it displays the daily life and architecture of China's 56 ethnic groups. It was opened to the public in October 1991. China Folk Cultural Village covers an area of 200 thousand square meters, including 25 villages, houses and streets which were built according to the ratio of 1:1. It should not be missed for your educational China tours.
When coming to the Mosuo people's yard, you will find that the prototype of modern flats are originated from the Mosuo people's living structures. They pile the solid wooden stocks crossways into a square or rectangular house which is quakeproof. What really makes you interested is that this group is the world's only matriarchal community in existence today. The Dai ethnic group inhabits Yunnan Province, where there is an abundance of bamboo, because of this, all the girders, tiles and roofs in their homes are made entirely of bamboo, you may call it a “bamboo garden”. Actually, this kind of building is a two-storied attic in the air, dozens of wooden stocks support the whole attic and the floor is tiled with flakes of bamboo. The Mongol ethnic group is generally known as “a group on horseback” because of their nomadic living habits. Mongols live in the yurts which are not only cool in summer and warm in winter but also easy to set up or dismantle. The stone village of the Buyi ethnic group which is distributed mainly in Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces(these two are always contained in popular China tour package), is a wonderful stone world. The simple furniture such as tables, stoves and basins are made of stone as well as the stone-paved path. No matter which group you are visiting, people there will welcome your arrival warmly.
At here, you can also experience some unique festivals of the minorities, including the Water-splashing Festival of Dai ethnic group, Torch Festival of Yi ethnic group, Lusheng Festival of Miao ethnic group and Great Temple Fairs of Han nationality are celebrated in a magnificent manner. In the Water-Splashing Festival, water is splashed on each other, so come prepared to get thoroughly soaked. The Torch Festival is the most traditional event of the Yi ethnic group and held in the sixth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Tourists will see the Yi people in bright garments carrying torches as they walk around their houses and farmlands. The dragon-boat contest each spring, maintains the most important event in Dai people's lunar calendar. They hope to get rid of evil and misfortune from the last year and anticipate blessings in the coming year. Usually, chickens or ducks will be sacrificed to pay homage to ancestors. Maybe you will be invited to take part in the performance when the villagers happily sing and dance around their bonfires. If you are lucky to visit when the festival is on, your China tours will become more interesting.
In China Folk Culture Village, you can also enjoy Yunnan Stone forest, Hainan Coconut trees, Avalokitesvara, Huizhou Memorial Archway Group etc.. Apart from these, there are local snacks and handicrafts. You can choose various souvenirs from diverse designs and taste lots of snacks and delicious foods. In a word, you will have a better understanding of the Chinese culture after visiting China Folk Culture Village.
Address: Shen Nan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Admission fee: CNY 120 (including the ticket for Splendid China)
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. closing for Splendid China)
Bus: No. 26, 101, 105, 113, 204, 209, 21
Subway: Line 1 - Hua Qiao Cheng Station
If you want to know more info about this village, you can get some knowledge from China tour agents.
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