Longsheng Local Customs

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    Bamboo rice

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 20, 2008
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    Rice steamed in bamboo seems to be a local custom here. In fact, I had some for lunch whilst in Ping'an that came with some vegetables and was very sticky and quite difficult to remove from the bamboo and eat. They split the bamboo in half for you. You'll see women cooking bamboo in Ping'an.

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    Long hair

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 19, 2008
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    The Yao women are very famous for having incredibly long hair which can measure up to 2.1m in length. Reason for it to be so long is that they only have their hair cut twice throughout their lives - once when they turn 18 and once again when they get married which is when they finally reveal it to the public, which you'll get to see. You'll notice that the younger girls have their hair covered by a black hat.

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    Getting your money!

    by John195123 Written Mar 2, 2008
    Yao woman acting as (unwanted) guide

    What once had cultural significance, now must still retain some, to put up with the annoyance and maintenance, but still relies heavily on the tourist dollar for purpose. If you don't need a photo of their hair, they may also try to guide you, which can be helpful, of course, if you don't know where you're going.

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    Zhuang Minority Tribes - mostly in PingAn

    by myspices Written Oct 10, 2007

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    Zhuang Minority tribes - usually found in PingAn

    Costumes
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    Usually in white blouse with some embroidery at sleeves and/or at front bodice of blouse. Pants is usually of black with a couple of rows of embroidery at base of pants. Headgear looks like a piece of towel being wrapped on the head.

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    Hong Yao (Red Yao ) - Natives of Dazhai

    by myspices Written Oct 10, 2007

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    Hong Yao (Red Yao) - Minority tribes of Dazhai

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    Colorful top coat and sleeves with many intricate embroidery. Usually of bright colors. Most will be wearing coat of black base with red or pink embroidery. A sash of woven material is worn round the waist. Headgear usually of black wrap. Black pants with some embroidery at base.

    Older married women usually with heavy silver earrings.

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    Yao minority woman

    by qiuxy Written Jun 22, 2007

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    Yao woman's typical character is her long and big ear piercing with heavy silver ear ring. Most of them is very nice lady and say hello to you when passing by. Their hair is so long and tie up with black cloths, but young generation doesn't like this costume. I seldom saw a young Yao woman wear dress like this. It's a pity.

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    Roof Job

    by mskwan Written May 19, 2005

    Check out this picture. The roof tiles were laid on the roof without nails or cement. They start from the bottom and work very quickly up to the ridge of the rook. I suppose the weight of the tile will prevent them from flying off the roof.

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    Zhuang Women

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 20, 2008

    These particular Zhuang women wanted me to pay them to 'let their hair down' but after seeing the women doing the same in Huanglao, I declined their offer even though they were quite demanding.

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    Bright Dress

    by John195123 Written Mar 2, 2008
    At least you see them coming!

    The Yao women also wear vibrant clothing, contrasting the earth tones of their more nature-based lives. Hot pink is the order of the day!

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    Drying Crops

    by mskwan Written May 19, 2005

    During the time of harvest, every inch of space ouside the house is used for drying crops - yellow corn, red chili pepper, green vege. It's very colorful.

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