As the capital city of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Kaili is home to the Miao and Dong people. With large amounts of natural Karst formation, Kaili is characterized by grotesque rocks and limestone caves. Xianlu Mountain and Jinquan Lake are two typical scenic areas where you can experience the splendor of nature.
Apart from the natural landscape, the strong ethnic culture and local lifestyle there will also allow you to enjoy yourself. In total, there are 136 ethnic festivities every year in Kaili, contributing to its nickname, “The Hometown for Hundreds of Festivals.”
Food is an indispensable part of local life in Kaili. Due to the unique weather in Kaili, people, young and old, are fond of eating sour foods. It’s said that Qiandongnan is the place where the tradition of enjoying sour foods originated from. As a result, daily cuisine requires people to cook with vinegar.