Plan your Guizhou tour? With the total area is 170,000 square kilometers, Guizhou Province, known as Qian for short, is situated on the eastern part of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in southwest China. Guizhou Province has a subtropical humid climate. The capital city of Guizhou Province is Guiyang.
More than 15 minority groups settled in Guizhou and most of the amazing scenic areas are located in these settled minority areas. In addition to enjoying the scenery, visitors can discover the rich and varied folk cultures of the different minorities.
No. 01: Qingyan Ancient Town (青岩古镇)
Qingyan Ancient Town, which is located at the south suburb of Guiyang, is one of the four ancient towns of Guizhou. It is about 29 kilometers away form the downtown area. Bcause of its long history and strong cultural atmosphere, ingyan Ancient Town is regarded as the most attractive town of China.
Qingyan Ancient Town covers an area of 3 square kilometers. Qingyan Ancient Town has a well-planned architectural style, hundreds of sites of relics, and an influential local culture. As a military garrison during ancient times, Qingyan Ancient Town was built of stone.
What’s more, there are Buddhists, Nazarenes and Romanists in this town. Qingyan Ancient Town is really a good place for you to learn about Chinese ancient culture.Entrance Fee: Free
No. 02: Hongfeng Lake (红枫湖）
Hongfeng Lake, which is situated in Pingba County of Qingzhen City, is 33 kilometers away from Guiyang. Hongfeng Lake is considered to be the pearl of the Guizhou Plateau.
Hongfeng lake gets its name from the many maple trees on the surrounding mountain ranges whose leaves turn red every autumn. As the largest artificial lake on the Guizhou Plateau, Hongfeng Lake covers a total area of 57.2 square kilometers.
Hongfeng Lake is composed of four parts: the North Lake, the South Lake, the Middle Lake and the Rear Lake. Hongfeng Lake is an ideal tourist destination for you.
Entrance Fee: CNY 40 (Mar.1—Oct.31); CNY 30 (Nov.1—the next Feb.)
Opening Hours: 08:10-20:00
No. 03: Huangguoshu Waterfall (黄果树瀑布与天星桥一张大门票)
Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is also known as Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall, is one of the largest waterfalls in China and Asia located on the Baihe River in Anshun, GuizhouProvince.
The main waterfall is 67 meters high and 83.3 meters wide. The scene changes while you are standing in different places. There is a cave in the rare wall of the waterfall called “Water-Curtain Cave”. In Chinese, we call it “Shui Lian Dong”.
It allows visitors to not only view, but also hear and touch the waterfall. Huangguoshu Waterfall is one of few waterfalls that can be viewed from every side in the world. Huangguoshu Waterfall is a really famous attraction and definitely worth a visit.Entrance Fee: CNY 180 (including Waterfall, Tianxingqiao Bridge and Doupotang Scenic Areas).
Opening Hours: 08:10-18:00
How to get there: There are long-distance buses from Anshun Train Station, South Station and West Station to Huangguoshu Waterfall every day.
Located about 6km downstream of the Huangguoshu Waterfall, Tianxionqiao Scenic Area is consists of three main areas: Tianxing Cave, ‘potted landscape’ on water, and Stone Forest in Water. The scenic area is featured various grotesque limestone formations, caves, waterfalls, forest, lakes and ‘Heavenly Star Bridge’ (Tianxing Qiao): a slab of stone spanning and forming a bridge across a gorge. It is a mysterious and spectacular world, which offers visitors a pleasant hiking environment.Entrance Fee: Part of the through ticket of Huangguoshu Waterfall,
Opening Hours: 068:00-18:00
How to get there: There are long-distance buses from Anshun Train Station, South Station and West Station to Tianxingqiao Scenic Area every day.
No. 05: The Dragon Palace Cave （龙宫洞）
The Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot (also called Longgong Cave) is 27 kilometers southwest of Anshun city en route to Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou Province.
The Dragon Palace Cave is a magnificent underground cave system with lakes, waterfalls and stalactites, covering an area of almost 60 square kilometers.
The scenic spot has four main areas, namely, the Rape Lake, the Whirlpool, the Leech Pass and the Dragon Palace itself. It is a comfortable place for people to relax because the radiation frequency in this region is the lowest in China.
Entrance Fee: CNY 150
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: There are shuttle buses from Anshun West Station to the Dragon Palace Cave.
No. 06: Chishui Scenic Spot （赤水景区）
Chishui Scenic Spot is located in Chishui City in northern Guizhou Province. It is well known both at home and abroad for Chishui River War where the Red Army traversed in the road of the famous Long March.
Chishui is rich in natural resources. Chishui Scenic Spot covers an area of 116 square miles and boasts a wide variety of green forests, waterfalls, rivers and creeks, lakes and plants. Chishui city is also famous for its unique Danxia Landform.
The abundant natural resources and the rich historical and cultural background together with the convenient traffic have made Chishui an ideal tourist attraction for visitors all over the world.
Entrance Fee: CNY 100
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:30
No. 07: Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village （西江千户苗寨)
Miao people are everywhere in southwest China, mostly in Guizhou Province. Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village is the largest Miao village in China. It is located on the north side of Leigong Hill, about 35 km south of away Kaili city in Guizhou Province.
It is said that there are over 1,000 families with a total population of around 6,000 people living in the village, hence the name of “Qianhu” which literally means “One Thousand Families” and 99.5% of the local people are Miao nationality.
Layer upon layer of wooden-stilted houses are constructed along the slopes of the hill. The pretty Baishui River is winding past the bottom of the mountain. Wind-rain bridges link the banks of the river. It is a mesmerizing Miao village.
Opening Hours: the whole day
Entrance Fee: CNY100
How to get there: The long-distance bus from Guiyang
No. 08: Zhaoxing Dong village (肇庆侗寨）
Zhaoxing Dong village is one of the largest Dong village in China, with some beautiful Drum Towers , Wind & Rain Bridges and traditional stages. Enjoy the traditional singing and dancing performance of Dong people at night.
72 km (48 miles) south of the county town of Liping, the village is seated in a valley surrounded by green mountains. The Zhaoxing River flows through the village.
No. 09: Caohai Lake （草湖）
The Caohai Lake is one of China’s premier birdwatching sites and only a 15-minute walk southwest from downtown Weining.
This 20 square km fresh water wetland became a national nature reserve in 1992 and is an important winter site for many migratory birds, the most famous of which is the black-necked crane.
No. 10: Maling River Gorge in Guizhou (马岭河峡谷）
The gorge around the Malinghe River is a national scenic spot in south western part of Guizhou. It was formed during the Yanshan movement of the earth.
With fantastic views, precipices and waterfalls, the gorge is absolutely fascinating. Boat rides down the river provide great views of the beautiful scenery.15 km-long Maling River Gorge is located 10 km from Xiny. It has stunning and spectacular scenes with its limestone karst landscape and its more than 100 waterfalls cascading down to its deep valleys.
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free guided tours, here are some options for guided tours to Guizhou: 3 Days Guizhou Karst Landscape Tour from US$270 p/p
5 Day Karst Landscape & Minority Culture Tour from US$450 p/p
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