The Kaili Sunday Market is a fabulous place for a glimpse of the local minority lifestyle, because Miao and Dong people in surrounding villages stream in to the market to sell their wares. They turn up on bikes, motorcycles and trucks with a variety of goods to sell: artwork, craftwork, jewelry, herbs, clothing, and musical instruments. It’s a good chance to see some of the minority people and buy some souvenirs.
China Highlights can help you customize a trip to Kaili and explore the colorful minority culture nearby.
You can reach Kaili from the mini-van stop at Guiyang airport via a van that costs about 60 RMB (about 8 or 9 US dollars) per person. There are also buses from Guiyang. The trip takes a few hours. Alternatively, you can reach Kaili from Guilin in Guangxi Province.