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Qingyan Ancient Town, Guiyang

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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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Where to stay in Guiyang

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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  • Tourism spot. Modern architecture has been built in the so called ancient town and lots of shops. It's been commercialized but those looking for some local delicacies can find it interesting.  more »
  • It was a nice trip there. The place is huge! U literally travel back in time, walking along the ancient street . We went during weekend ,there are alot of tourists. U have to try to squueze through so...  more »
  • We took taxi directly from the hotel, about 44km, not using the fare meter, we negotiated the price to RMB 130. Must go to the south door, it is a nicer entrance to the ancient town. Climbed the town ...  more »
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  • Nice ancient fortress town, with almost 400 years history, since Ming dynasty.
  • Self-driving is recommended. Even this place is a little bit over-commercialized, it is still worth visiting.
  • 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.
  • Antique, and a good place to
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