The Miao are the ethnic people in Fenghuang. The Miao ethnic minority has a population of 8,940,116 which is larger than the other minority groups in China. Today they live mainly in Guizhou, Yunnan, Hunan, Hubei, Hainan Provinces and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Prefecture. They are divided into several branches, such as Black Hmong, White Hmong, Striped Hmong, etc.
Local treats here include bizarre flat pig's faces! Other food items include dry and cured meats, garlic, peanuts, fish and red peppers.
Fenghuang is one of the picturesque places in China and evidence of this was in the sheer number of students painting scenes along the river.
You can stroll along the side of the river and as you do witness the daily life of the old town that centres around the river. Here you can see people washing clothes and vegetables.