As a city on the southeastern border of Guizhou, Congjiang is not only a major route between Guangxi province to the east and Guiyang to the northwest. It is also a transport hub for the ethnic minority villages in southeastern Guizhou.
About 7.5 kilometers away from Congjiang, there’s a place called Biasha, also known as a small Miao village rarely influenced by modernity. The local people seldom leave the village with exception to selling firewood or going to a fair. People there, both men and women, still dress in traditional costumes. The women’s costumes closely resembles that of nearby Miao villages. Most interesting is that the men’s costume consists of a dark blue button-down shirt and wide-legged trousers, often similar to that of a samurai’s outfit. The men’s hairstyle remain unique as time goes on, with most of their hair short, and a long ponytail tied in a knot on top. With a knife and a spear where they go, men mainly make a living by hunting.