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Qingyan Ancient Town, Guiyang

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We loved visiting Qingyan more than Pingyao. You can still feel and sense the atmosphere and architecture of an old town and not get overwhelmed by tourists shops. Highly recommended. 
  • 在贵阳算是可以一看的景点吧,虽然一些房子、街道是新修的。登上城墙可观全景,虽然城墙不是古老的…是写生的好地方。另外可品尝下那里的小吃,冰粉、猪脚等 
  • The city is certainly beautiful and interesting place to visit but it's very commercial (there are plenty of stores and restaurants). There are two entrance tickets to choose from: the first (10 rmb) allows entry to the city and to climb along the walls (tiring but inspiring), the second (80 rmb) allows you to have access to all locations within the Qing Yan (Museum, Temple, etc.). Ideal to spend half a day and buy souvenirs!
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  • Self-driving is recommended. Even this place is a little bit over-commercialized, it is still worth visiting.
  • 古鎮很有特色!
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