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  1. Baka Jinuo Village,Xishuangbanna

Baka is 100 percent Jinuo minority community located in Jinghong of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, south of Yunnan. It is comprised of 67 Jinuo minority families with a total population of 300. Jinuo people there have maintained their traditions of architectures (stilted houses) and other aspects. Jinuo people have a long history of thousands of years; unlike many other groups, it ushered in Socialist Society directly from primitive world in 1950s, and thus became the last identified minority group in China. In all, it only has approximately 10,000 members. Stepping into Baka Village, you can vividly feel the features of the “childhood of human beings” dating back to millions of years ago. The village is hidden amidst he dense tropical rainforests but with terrific sceneries.

Xishuangbanna Baka Jinuo Village

A countryside museum is established with it to exhibit relics and inherit traditions as well, thus is regarded the first one of its kind in China; it mainly presents different aspects of Jinuo’s culture including the folk residences, life by hunting and collecting, slashing and burning, weaving and embroidering, songs and dances, and religion stuffs, etc, though which one can better understand the mysteries of Jinuo people. As many other minority groups do in Yunnan, Jinuos also spend assorted traditional festivals. Blacksmith Day: As the grandest festival of jinuo, it’s spent in Lunar December and lasts couple of days. In the morning of the first day, a butchering ox ceremony goes first, and in the afternoon the elderly from the village would kick off the ox-hide drum dance which turns out to be primitive and boorish; this is the Sun-drum Dance for celebrating bumper harvests. 

Xishuangbanna Baka Jinuo Village

As the most sacred sacrificing utensil and musical instrument, the Sun-drums are usually gendered; they (drums) are regarded as avatars of Gods and symbol of villages. By offering sacrifices to Sun-drums, Jinuo people believe they will for surly be rewarded with flourishing population and bumper harvest in the future. Temaoke Festival: it’s spent from lunar Feb 6th to 8th; Sports games are played among villagers; Sun-drum dance would be performed as well. In addition, other festivals are also taken, such as Torch Festival on lunar Jun 24th, New Rice Festival, etc. Anyway, these festivals will add to your fun if you are bound for Baka Village.

Baka is 100 percent Jinuo minority community located in Jinghong of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, south of Yunnan. It is comprised of 67 Jinuo minority families with a total population of 300. Jinuo people there have maintained their traditions of architectures (stilted houses) and other aspects. Jinuo people have a long history of thousands of years; unlike many other groups, it ushered in Socialist Society directly from primitive world in 1950s, and thus became the last identified minority group in China. In all, it only has approximately 10,000 members. Stepping into Baka Village, you can vividly feel the features of the “childhood of human beings” dating back to millions of years ago. The village is hidden amidst he dense tropical rainforests but with terrific sceneries. A countryside museum is established with it to exhibit relics and inherit traditions as well, thus is regarded the first one of its kind in China; it mainly presents different aspects of Jinuo’s culture including the folk residences, life by hunting and collecting, slashing and burning, weaving and embroidering, songs and dances, and religion stuffs, etc, though which one can better understand the mysteries of Jinuo people.  


In addition, other festivals are also taken, such as Torch Festival on lunar Jun 24th, New Rice Festival, etc. Anyway, these festivals will add to your fun if you are bound for Baka Village.

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