About Snowflake Yi village
Snowflake (Xuehua) Yi village is a delightful and stunning mountain village of about 30 families of the Yi minority, located deep within the foothills of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, half an hour’s drive from Wenhai. Sheer mountains frame the village, and the locals cultivate buckwheat, barley, corn and potatoes on terraced fields carved into the slopes. The village also has a traditional Yi shaman called a ‘bimo’ who carries out ancient rituals in the village for festivals and ceremonies.
35km north of Lijiang