Did you know that a few hours north of Guilin exists a beautiful, verdant village, where cars cannot reach, where few tourists ever venture, where the women’s long, black hair is the stuff of legend? A forty-minute climb up a steep hill will bring to you the home of the Red Yao, a friendly culture with a long history they are happy to share.
The women in this village have a special “coiling of the hair” ceremony. Red Yao women only cut their hair once in their life, at the age of 16. They save that hair and attach it back to their heads each day in a special ceremony