Near the famous Huixian Wetland of Guilin, there exists a small ancient village, named The Blacksmith Village. The beautiful scenery and simple people will make you soon fall in love with it.
The Blacksmith Village has a history of more than 400 years. The reason why it got this name is that the villagers once make a living on blacksmithing for generations. Almost all 80 families in the village were good at forging iron, such as axe, scythe, kitchen knife, etc. While you walking into this village, you will hear a burst of tinkling forging iron sounds.
But nowadays, the collision between modern technology and traditional handicraft has made this kind of cottage industry gradually fade out of the market, and there are only 5 families left in the village for blacksmithing. Most of the former craftsmen have found a way out to make more money, and the young men are unwilling to inherit this tradition craft.
Therefore, it would be a unique opportunity to get a peek at this fast-disappearing local traditional craft of Guilin before it vanishes.
At China Village Tour, we keep exploring the hidden gems of China. Some of them are in danger of disappearing; some of them are getting touristy. Make sure you book a tour with us to experience the real rural village life before it’s too late!