Visit "Heaven Market" in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Jan 30, 2013, 09:40 ET from City Channel of CRI Online

LONGLIN GEZU COUNTY, China, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If Longlin Gezu Autonomous County of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is called the "living museum for minorities", the county fair of Dee County, which is known as the "Heaven Market", is the best stage for countrymen to show their sense of national identity and pride. These countrymen always dress in gorgeous traditional national costumes. An original report by City Channel of CRI Online follows.

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The county fair, also known as "Gan Naozi" or "Feng Naozi", is a rural trading center. It lasts for six days and is Longlin Gezu Autonomous County's largest county fair, with approximately 20,000 to 30,000 attendees. Every day, countrymen wear gorgeous traditional national costumes, which are dazzling and dizzying. The whole Dee County Fair is like a big stage for ethnic minority costumed performances.

In the streets, love songs, reed pipes and suona horns can be heard. Handicrafts are on display in the county fair, including Longlin Gezu County's brocade and batik, cross-stitch, embroidery and textiles of various ethnic minorities. Local Miao, Yi, Zhuang, Han and Gelao ethnic groups, as well as minority people from neighboring Yunnan and Guizhou gather together to communicate, and a wide range of trading is in full swing in the small town.

Dee County Fair offers not just a strong ethnic flavor, but also a lively and original ecological costume museum, and it is an excellent show of national unity.

About Longlin Gezu County

Longlin Gezu County is located at the border of three provinces, including Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi, and is home to the Miao, Yi, Gelao, Zhuang and Han ethnic groups.

Getting There

Take a plane or train from Beijing to Baise city, then travel from Baise city to Longlin County by car.

SOURCE City Channel of CRI Online