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Qingyan Ancient Town, Guiyang

3.6
#1 of 28 in Historic Sites in Guizhou
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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  • August 16, 2017
    I was hoping people there at least dress up like ancient times to give better "feel" of the city. It is becoming commercialized. Apart from buildings, it is anything but "ancient"... you see vendors s...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I am going on vacation with my parents, in order to make their open hearts, I please 導 game. Didn't think this individual 導 game is not wrong, then she knows her future is in the future 導 tour leaders 導! Her 專 professional and respect professional. Says a lot when with me stories and culture, let us journey is very interesting. This little town play game, build strong Council please give a motionless 導 game.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Town and other towns have become cookie-selling commodities, also has some of the features here. I am interested in history and culture in the town has retained a good, especially the four major religious places, still is rare in China. Qing dynasty architecture has a lot, that's something to see.
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  • June 16, 2017
    Nice ancient fortress town, with almost 400 years history, since Ming dynasty.
  • March 17, 2017
    Self-driving is recommended. Even this place is a little bit over-commercialized, it is still worth visiting.
  • February 16, 2016
    Self-driving is recommended. Even this place is a little bit over-commercialized, it is still worth visiting.
  • May 14, 2016
    over commercialized, full of shops, most buildings are new, few of them are rebuilt, not recommend to visit at all.
  • March 13, 2017
    Antique, and a good place to
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As with many destinations in the country hardly on the radar for international visitors, Guiyang still has a wealth of places to stay because of domestic demand. The city's center, consisting of the districts to the southeast of Qianlingshan Park, has by far the greatest choice in town. Look close to the river for some towering luxury hotels offering views of the river and beyond. Some side-street hostels can be found throughout the central area, offering a comfortable night's sleep for those wanting to drop their bags and head out to explore.
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