Pictures taken by Gateway reporters on January 15 show the happy life of the Keyi villagers in south Yunnan’s Mile County.
Keyi is a village featured by the Axi Moon Dance folk custom, and the Axi people is a branch of the Yi ethnic group.
In 2000, a professor with Yunnan University came to Keyi to research local Yi folk customs, and his publications allowed the village known to more people outside. Now the village becomes a model for rural tourism in Yunnan.
During the annual Axi Tiaoyue Folk Festival or Axi Moon Dance Festival, locals hold different kinds of celebrations such as singing, dancing and wrestling.