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|Are the bracelets sold in Miao villages silver?|
|Aug 13, 2007 19:35|
|Are the bracelets the Miao women sell you after the dance in the village square made of silver or some base-metal? |
As you can see from the picture...I was mobbed.
BTW - The short trip to the Miao village was one of the favorite parts of my trip. Were I do visit again, I would spend 3 or 4 days walking between the villages...as it was...I was an ordinary tourist. :(
Lengde outside of Kaili.
|Aug 13, 2007 19:37|
|...and here is the little sweetheart who took me dancing in the circle...|
|Aug 14, 2007 04:42|
|Maybe real silver, maybe not.|
We have to admit there are too many fake things especially sold in tourist spots. So sad......
|Aug 14, 2007 20:03|
|I don't think they are pure silver. They must be melted with other metals.|
|Aug 14, 2007 20:39|
|A group of us stayed overnight in Upper Lenge and it is possible to walk between the villages back to Leishan. |
Another good place to go trecking is further up that valley. You can stay in Xingyi ( or Yixing) I think but it is getting pretty commercial and hike to surrounding villages.
Otherwise I would suggest Further south around Congjiang, Rongjian and Sanjiang. We stayed a couple of days in Zhaoxing, very isolated too as it is off the main tourist path and is home to different Miao and Dong groups.
Most of the jewelry is silver but it would probably not be of the quality that we are accustomed too. It is also very cheap.
|Aug 17, 2007 04:20|
Can you share with all for the most impressive places for Kaili in your opinion?
Or which places can't miss if any other TCG friend visit them? Thanks!
Susan Zheng (China Tour Guide)
|Aug 18, 2007 23:55|
|I think Jabarootoo offers more experienced recommendations than I could offer you. The villages in the mountains outside of Kaili all looked very interesting; they are certainly more interesting than the big cities to me. I do not believe a traveler will be disappointed spending some time in those villages. |
|Dec 25, 2012 20:10|
|GUEST96235||no one buys it on ebay so that should answer the question. people are not as stupid as some think.|
|May 10, 2017 16:49|
|GUEST15737||Its about 50% silver also copper generally more expensive because of the workmanship|
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