The good thing about this place is also part of the bad. The good thing: not as many tourists as the "Thousand Miao Villages of Xijiang", which is basically like a Miao Disneyland minus the rides. Most of the cultural appeal has been replaced in favour of lots of shops selling indigenous handicrafts (which may or may not have been churned out by a factory somewhere, as you'll see the same items throughout the region) and snacks. BUT this is not the case here, at least as of yet anyway. There aren't hordes of tourists, but there are still plenty there.
The bad thing is that this may also be the reason why the infrastructure (parking and other public facilities) has not been built to accommodate the increased number of tourists since it first became a scenic spot over a dozen years ago. The owners of the hotels will come up to you in the parking lot and try to persuade you to stay in their place. Some will tell you that you can drive straight in and park there, but once you're in, there's pretty much only a few spots where you can make a U-turn back out. You can't even back out because there are so many other cars parked along one side of the street, leaving only one lane open for traffic.
Overall, the good outweighs the bad. There's a bit of commercialism sneaking in here, but I guess that's to be expected as the locals make the shift from agriculture to tourism as the source of their livelihoods.
The scenery is honestly breathtaking. Take the cable car to the top if you don't fancy the hike (probably about an hour if you take your time), then walk back down so you can get an awesome view of the terraced field fan out in front of you.
Worth a visit before it's overrun.
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