Bamei Village

Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-2

Intro to This Attraction:

The Bamei Village is located on the common boundary of Ake Village and Bada Village in the north of the Guangnan County. It belongs to the Karst topography. The Village is surrounded by green mountains, and through the Village runs all the year round a clear river which is called Tuoniang River. The most interesting thing about the village is that people have to go through a deep and sombrous water cave by boat whenever they want go in and out.

The Bamei Village is one for the Zhuang People where there only live more than 100 families and 600 villagers. The villagers here belong to the Sha branch of the aboriginal Zhuang. The folkways here are plain and simple. The villagers are honest, frank and kind-hearted. Whoever come and tour here would receive warm welcome: both young and old villagers would sing and dance all the way; if you go into the house of the villagers, they would take out the best brawn, fresh vegetables and Babao Rice of Zhuang people which is in fact colourful sticky rice to entertain the guests.

Bamei Village has not only unique folk customs of minorities, but also extremely beautiful sights. After making a triangular river beach in the center of the Bamei Village, the Tuoniang River breaks into two rivers, the Man’s River and the Woman’s River, and they continue to run to the east. In hot summer, the two rivers become the places where men and women have a bath. They put off the clothes wet with sweat in the dense bamboo woods, and jump into the refrigerant water. it is really pleasing. If you don’t want to swim, you can see the villagers catching fish from the river bank. When catching fish, local people like building the “fish dam”, and then cast the net here and there. When the fish in the water get to know it, they have already swum into the fishing bags of the villagers. What’s more, it is also interesting to go to the houses of the local people and see them spin with the age-old spinning wheels.

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How to Get There?
you can take sleeping buses in the Kunming Passenger Transportation Station to Guangnan County. The 462-kilometer travel will cost you 104 yuan per person. Then you take minibuses at the Guangnan Passenger Transportation Station to the Bamei Village which is 43 kilometers away from the county seat of Guangnan. The price is 11 yuan per person, and the travel will take you only 2 hours.

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Opening Hours:
the whole day

More Tips:

Tips: 1. food: You can eat at the home of the villagers. Usually they would charge you about 10 yuan for each meal. You can eat some green food they plant themselves, and some bacon and preserved ham. You can also have some rice wine made by the Zhuang people themselves.

2. activities with folk customs: Holding a memorial ceremony for dragons, surrounding fish, Water-splashing Festival, singing songs, Lion dances, kicking leaf balls and drilling with ancient weapons.

3. arrangement for the time: The main aim to the Bamei Village is to experience the special folk customs and the living conditions here. So you need to stay here for some time. The suggested time is 2 to 3 days.

4. please bear these in mind: A. the Bamei Village is a newly developed scenic spot. There are no highways. All the roads are rugged dust roads. So the travel by bus will be very hard. The ones who may easily get carsick will have to suffer a lot more. Especially from the entrance of the cave of the Tangna Village to the Bamei Village there is a road which is as long as 2.5 kilometers. You can only walk. So a pair of flatties are necessary so that you may suffer less and walk quicker. B. if you want to go to the Bamei Village, you have to go through a very dark water cave first. So before you set out, bring a flashlight or an emergency light with you. It is advisable that girls don’t go alone for safety. C. surrounded by high mountains, the Bamei Village has not been electrified yet. Almost all the food, clothes and daily necessities the villagers use are self-sufficient. The only buffet in the village is run by a Zhuang woman and you can only find some daily necessities there.


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