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The "Gejia" is not considered a minority tribe in China although it is very much similar to one. The story goes that one day a member of the Gejia did a wrong and the emperor ordered the entire tribe to be executed. A kind soul...More
If you don t have much time and have to make decisions about places to visit....I would not recommend Matang which is not the most interesring village to see.
Very small, very poor, you are not at the right place with your camera hanging.....you really...More
Matang is quaint, quiet and particular as it is one of few Gejia villages easily reached from Kaili. If you want to delve into the differences of the Gejia and other Miao people, then you need a competent guide to lead you. Otherwise visiting Matang...More
We were travelling through the region with our own Chinese, English speaking guide who was absolutely magnificent. We visited many minority villages stopping in places such as Zhenyuan, Zhaoxing, Biasha, Xijiang and many others. We were looking forward to stopping in here given the high...More
Village of Matang, home to the Ge Jia people, is nice to visit, as close to Kaili - take 201 bus for 35 mins - and not too touristy, though the fabric sellers will find you.
Basic houses and dwellings, seek out the batik workshop...More
Although most of the surroundings of Kaili are under a lot of construction(june 2013), it only takes 25 minutes by car from downtown to reach Matang. It is a very small and poor village, normally you can only see women and children and wearing normal...More
Matang is one of the easiest villages to access from Kaili, though it's fairly thin on the excitement side and looks a lot like other villages. Matang's main attraction is the fact that it's populated by a small tribe of Gejia. Local women wear white...More