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We serve the Yi, Hui, Miao, Bai and Tibetan minority groups, as well as the Han Chinese

Yi people mainly live in the Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with a population of 7,762,000. Most Yi people are scattered in mountainous areas at high altitudes, and a small number of them live on flat land or in valleys.

Hui ethnic group is China's most widely distributed ethnic minority, with a sizeable population of 9.8 million. Most of them inhabit the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwestern China, and there are many concentrated Hui communities in Gansu, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Hebei, Henan, Yunnan, and Shandong Provinces. Take China Highlights' Silk Road Tours to explore the ancient culture and tradition of the Hui.

Miao The ethnic minority group population has grown extensively in South China (including the Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan,Hubei, and Hainan provinces) and surrounding SE Asian countries like Thailand and Vietnam. The majority of the Miao people living in China are located in the Guizhou province. There are over four million Miao people living in Guizhou.

Bai There are approximately 185,800 people whose nationality is Bai.  This population lives primarily in the following areas: Dali, Kunming, Lijiang, Bijiang, Yuanjiang, Baoshan, Nanhua, and Anning County of Yunnan Province, Bijie of Guizhou Province, Liangshan of the Sichuan Province, and Sanzhi of the Hunan Province.

Tibetan With a population of more than 5 million people, the Tibetan nationality mainly live in the Tibet Autonomous Region in southeast China and the neighboring provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan. Tibetan people have their own spoken and written language. The Tibetan language belongs to the Cambodian branch of the Sino-Tibetan language system.

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