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Huangluo Yao Village, place to see Long Hair Fairies

 
 
Situated in Longji of Longsheng Rice Terraces, Huangluo Yao Village(黄洛瑶寨) is inhabited by the legendary Red Yao people, who are remarkable for their long hairs. Among the 400 villagers, 60 women’s hairs measure over one meter long, with the longest reaching 1.9m. With black and shiny hairs draping down like waterfalls, these Guinness record-holders are the most eye-catching parts of this serene paradise. Hairs are attached with such great importance that a single Red Yao girl has to wrap up her hairs with a black scarf and those who happens to see it has to marry her. It is no wonder hairs are treasured and bestowed like priceless jewelry.
 
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Longsheng Rice Terraces
 


When you are wondering along Longsheng, the chance is that you will see groups of Red Yao girls wash their hairs along the streams. Thanks to their long hairs, Huangluo Yao Village is famed as “Number One Long-hair Village on Earth.”
 
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 Red Yao
 


Upon your arrival, Yao girls in colorful ethnic costumes will line up, greeting you with sweet folklore singing and unique dancing such as Long-hair performance, Red Stick Dance, Long Drum Dance and Umbrella Dance. Besides, the mouthwatering Yao delicacies will deepen you love for these unsophisticated dwellers in this unspoiled place immediately .
 
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 Huangluo Yao Village
 


Top things to do in Huangluo Yao Village

1 hike along the rice terraces to take amazing photos

2 communicate with locals

3 join in the bonfire party and enjoy Red Yao performances

4 try your luck to be a “bridegroom”: the most beautiful Yao girl in this village will pick a “bridegroom” out of all the male tourists and “marry” him. The “bridegroom” will be dressed up by several Yao girls. Wearing the gorgeous wedding dress and covered with red headgear, the “bride” will sit to the “bridegroom” gracefully.
 
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Something interesting about Red Yao

Attires: the beauty of Red Yao girls’ clothes is so striking that you will be impressed easily. Meanwhile, you will ponder how long can these fabulous masterpieces be achieved. Well, one set of clothes will take three years. If you observe keenly, you will find Yao girls’ ears and hands are covered with silver decorations. Their earrings can weigh 0.1 to 0.15kg. Yao girls are elegant and enthusiastic. Most people will be bewitched by their tempting Long Hair Dance.
 
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huangluo yao village
 
 


Why Red Yao women have no white hairs?

No matter she is 18 or 80, a Yao woman seldom has white hairs. This sounds quite incredible, isn’t it? Due to the remoteness, they seldom use shampoo. Instead, they use rice-resin water and herbs, these time-horned recipes keep their hairs shinny like black pearls. Whether this is true or not, you will find out once you make it to Longsheng Rice Terrace.


Admission Fee: 50¥
 
 
 
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 Wedding of Red Yao
huangluo yao village
  Wedding of Red Yao
huangluo yao village
  Wedding of Red Yao
huangluo yao village
In Huangluo Yao Village, you can enjoy various performances
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 Long Hair Performance
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 Longsheng Rice Terraces
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 Dragon Dance
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Experience Red Yao Style Wedding in Huangluo Yao Village
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Longsheng Red Clothes Festival
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Author: Sophia     Posted on May 3, 2013
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