Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village in Xinping County, Yuxi
In Dai language, Damuyu(大沐浴) means a place where the lovers date. Damuyu village is the birthplace of the traditional flower street festival of the Huayao Dai(花腰傣) People people, which is inhabited by warm and hospitable, simple and kind, humble and industrious Huayao Dai people.
Chinese Name: 新平县漠沙镇大沐浴花腰傣文化生态旅游村
English Name: Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village in Xinping County, Yuxi
Type: Ethnic Village and Huayao Dai Culture
Best Time: All year
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1 day
Opening Hours: 8:00-17:30
Ticket: 20 CNY
Address: Mosha Town, Xinping County, Yuxi, Yunnan云南省玉溪市新平县漠沙镇
About Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village
The Huayao Dai(花腰傣) in Xinping includes Daiya(傣雅), Daisa(傣洒), Daika(傣卡) and so on. Damuyu Village(大沐浴村) is the birthplace of the traditional flower street festival of the Huayao Dai people, which is inhabited by warm and hospitable, simple and kind, humble and industrious Huayao Dai people. Here is the largest betel nut plantation in Yunnan province. The village is hidden in the betel nut, mango, litchi and bamboo. The running Mosha River(漠沙河), simple and elegant Dai House, enchanting betel nut forest and beautiful field scenery display the unique natural landscape of Huayao Dai. Because Huayao Dai people live here for generations, their customs and feelings are even more unique. The elegant and splendid costumes have the characteristic of the royal family of Ancient Dian. Their Ganhua Festival(赶花节) is described as “East Valentine’s Day”, they believe that everything has their own spirits and they have peculiar custom of marriage and burial. All of these show the splendid ancient Pushui(濮水) culture and the native Dai culture in China.
The main attractions of Damuyu Village are the original residential earthen building, ancient post road, elephant ferry, Mosha River scenery, field scenery, betel nut forest, love spring, flower street festival site, bronze site of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, etc. Damuyu village is rich in natural resources, like rice, sugar cane, bitter gourd, litchi, mango, banana, green date, watermelon and other crops.
Where is Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village?
Damuyu in Dai language is “a place where the lovers date”. Damuyu Village(大沐浴村) is located in the north of Mosha Town(漠沙镇), Xinping county(新平县), Yuxi City, the west bank of Honghe River(红河). There are 104 families and a total population of 440. It is 4 kilometers away from Mosha Town, 68 kilometers from the county seat of Xinping County, 154 kilometers from Yuxi and 258 kilometers from Kunming. Damuyu village has a long history, it is impossible to verify when the village was built. In 1987, on the Daxiang(elephant) mountain of Damuyu Village, four bronze horn chimes are unearthed. They are identified as the cultural relics of the eastern Zhou dynasty, which confirmed that Damuyu Village is one of the ancient Huayao Dai villages in Xinping County.
How to Get There
There are 6 non-stop long-distance buses a day from Kunming South Bus Station to Xinping Bus Terminal. the distance between them is about 180 kilometers, 2.5 hours. Ticket price is 73 yuan. Then another 1.5 hours is needed from Xinping county(新平县) to Mosha Town(漠沙县). When you are in Mosha Town, you can go to Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village by taxi.
Accommodation at Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village
Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village(大沐浴花腰傣文化村) is not too far from Xinping County. You are suggested to return the county seat of Xinping County for overnight, accommodation conditions in Xinping County are relatively good. Surely, you can also stay in Mosha Town(漠沙镇) for accommodation.
Useful Travel Tips
1. Respect and learn local Huayao Dai culture;
2. Transportation to Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village is relatively convenient.
3. You can travel at Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village all the year round.
4. Know the general situation about Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village in advance. Welcome to browse our English website, Yunnan Exploration.
Besides Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture Village, you can also feel the Huayao Dai culture in other villages of Xinping County.