Changde, the prefecture-level city of Hunan, is not only fascinating with local culture and human landscapes, but also its colorful ethnic customs, simple folk customs, unique regional culture, such as farming, festivals, costumes, diet and daily life, weddings and funerals, architecture, language, religious beliefs, etc. constitute a rich and colorful folk customs picture for your Changde Travel.
Ethnic Groups in Changde
Changde is a region with many ethnic groups. In addition to the Han, there are Mongol, Hui, Tibetan, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Zhuang, Bouyei , Korean, Manchu, Dong, Yao, Bai, Tujia, Hani, Dai, Wa, Li, She, Gaoshan, Shui, Jingpo, etc. 45 ethnic groups.
Ethnic Townships in Changde
|Administrative Division||Ethnic Township|
|Dingcheng District(鼎城区)||Xujiaqiao Hui and Uyghur Ethnic Township(许家桥回族维吾尔族乡)|
|Hanshou County(汉寿县)||Maojiatan Hui and Uyghur Ethnic Township(毛家滩回族维吾尔族乡)|
|Taoyuan County(桃源县)||Qinglin Hui and Uyghur Ethnic Township(青林回族维吾尔族乡), Fengshu Uyghur Ethnic Township(枫树维吾尔族回族)|
Inheritors of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Changde
|Order Number||Name||Sex||Date of Birth||Project Name||Declaration Place||Classification|
|02-0439||Li Shaoxian(李少先)||Male||1934.07||Hunan-Characterized(高腔（常德高腔）)||Changde, Hunan||Traditional Drama|
|02-0738||Chen Xiaohui(谌晓辉)||Female||1954.07.25||Changde Silk String(常德丝弦)||Changde, Hunan||Chinese Folk Art Forms|
|02-0739||Zhu Xiaoling(朱晓玲)||Female||1969.09.01||Changde Silk String(常德丝弦)||Changde, Hunan||Chinese Folk Art Forms|
|03-1123||Yang Jiane(杨建娥)||Female||1945.05.06||Huagu Opera(花鼓戏)||Changde, Hunan||Traditional Drama|
|05-2445||Du Meishuang(杜美霜)||Female||Huagu Opera(花鼓戏)||Changde, Hunan||Traditional Drama|
|05-2493||Li Jinchu(李金楚)||Male||Gupen Song(鼓盆歌)||Li County, Hunan||Chinese Folk Art Forms|
|05-2343||Wang Yuyou(王与佑)||Male||Jinghe Drama(荆河戏)||Li County, Hunan||Traditional Drama|
|02-0526||Zhang Youjun(张又君)||Male||1938.02||Jinghe Drama(荆河戏)||Li County, Hunan||Traditional Drama|
|02-0527||Xiao Yaoting(萧耀庭)||Male||1935.10.21||Jinghe Drama(荆河戏)||Li County, Hunan||Traditional Drama|
History of Changde
Changde has a long history. So far, more than 50 sites of the Old Stone Age have been discovered. At the site of the Yaner Cave, at the Yangquan Village of Shimen County, archaeologists have discovered the fossils of the right femur, molar and metatarsal bones of ancient people named the People of Shimen. Over 540 sites of the New Stone Age have been discovered here. The typical representative among them is the site of Pengtou Hill, which has a history of about 9,000 years and is named as the Culture of the Pengtou Hill. The carvings and symbols have been translated by linguists and are considered as the source of Chinese and even universal characters.
Dining Culture of Changde
Hunan Cuisine, known as Xiang Cuisine, as one of the eight cuisines in China is characterized by plenty of oil and gorgeous outlook. Chefs in Hunan province are adept at making spicy and hot dishes, dried meat, and pickles. Some renowned Hunan cuisine dishes in Changde are spicy chicken and sesame crisp duck. In the meanwhile, its snacks are as famous as the cuisine. Not only are they countless in number, but also unique in flavor.