Beihai Culture

Beihai, the prefecture-level city of Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region, is not only fascinating with its landscapes and human landscapes, but also its colorful ethnic customs. Simple folk customs, unique regional culture, such as farming, nomadism, festivals, costumes, diet and daily life, weddings and funerals, architecture, language, religious beliefs, etc. constitute a rich and colorful folk customs picture for your Beihai Travel.

Ethnic Groups

There are Zhuang, Yao, Miao, Dong, Mulao, Maonan, Hui, Jing, Yi, Shui, Gelao, Man, Mongolian, Tujia, Korean, Bai, Dai, Gaoshan, Tibetan, etc. 43 ethnic groups in Beihai City.

Traditional Ethnic Villages

Ethnic Festivals

Beihai, a place with many ethnic minorities, has many unique folk festivals and the strong customs, which have become the major scenery line of Guilin Tourism. Although there are many traditional festivals in China, the most exciting is undoubtedly unique festivals for all ethnic groups. 

  • Yifan Festival of Mulao People(仫佬族依饭节)

  • Bronze Drum Festival(铜鼓节)

  • Fireworks Festival(花炮节)

  • New Year of Dong People(侗年)

Read more about Beihai Festivals and Activities

Local Dialects

There are several kinds of Chinese dialects in Beihai, mainly in the Cantonese and its dialects and Hakka language. The local dialect is the Cantonese and Lianzhou dialect, distributed in Lianzhou Town, Dangjiang Town, Shagang Town, Xichang Town, Wujia Town, Xingdaohu Township, Shiwan Town, Shikang Town, Changle Town, Gaode Town, Fucheng Town, Yintan Town and Weizhou Town. However, people who speak Hakka language is mainly distributed in Zhakou Town, Gongguan Town, Baisha Town, Quzhang Township and other areas in Hepu County. As for Cantonese, which is popular in Yinhai DistrictTieshangang District and Hepu County, it is the most official dialect of Beihai.