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Qingyan Ancient Town, Guiyang
(3.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
A stone-clad remnant of times gone by, Qingyan Ancient Town once housed the Ming Dynasty's standing army. Founded in 1378, the historical settlement features a wealth of preserved Ming and Qing architecture, including nine temples, one palace, and five pavilions all enclosed by the town's formidable stone walls. Wind your way through historical streets lined with classical wooden houses, ancient archways, and traditional teahouses serving up steaming refreshment and local cuisine. Now a popular tourist destination, the area offers plenty of street food and souvenir vendors in the central spots. Make Qingyan Ancient Town part of your personalized Guiyang itinerary using our Guiyang family vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • An ancient city is very restored China, main street has stores in all the houses, some typical souvenirs and crafts. We bought a very nice Silver box. There are also restaurants, ice cream parlors and gifts you can find anywhere. The shops removed some charm, but we liked it so much.
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  • Wow. What a wonderful Chinese Ancient Town. The whole town is beautiful. It's fantastically restored. Amazing! Would give it 5 stars but I am keeping one for 3 reasons: - No Taxis available anywhere. ...  more »
  • Spent the morning with colleagues here and we loved every minute of it. The history in this ancient town is so interesting, but you can also satisfy your interest in shopping as well. Found some nice ...  more »
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  • Self-driving is recommended. Even this place is a little bit over-commercialized, it is still worth visiting.
  • over commercialized, full of shops, most buildings are new, few of them are rebuilt, not recommend to visit at all.
  • 住貴陽市觀光,搭公車就可以到景點
  • 古鎮很有特色!