Lao Zhai

Lao Zhai is a small village an hour or so by bus from the town of Mengzi. The markets in both Mengzi and Lao Zhai are visited by tribal groups from the surrounding mountains. They wear some of the most remarkable costumes and headdresses I have seen anywhere in Yunnan or indeed South West China.

Pu Yi ethnic minority woman at Lao Zhai market, Yunnan Province, South West China

Pu Yi woman at Lao Zhai market


See the main Yunnan and South West China pages for general information on markets and how to find out what days they are on.

Click here for my blog on Lao Zhai. It’s 474 words and 35 photos.


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