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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. Plan a Guiyang trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Qing-yan Ancient town was built in the Ming Dynasty in 14th century, more than 600 years ago, one of the four ancient towns in Guizhou. The ancient town uses the city wall to divide, has the east and West four doors, ancient is biqing Guiyang South's fortress. And only 30 kilometers away from Guiyang, the traffic is very convenient. There are many monuments in the town, Zhao Champion House, Wenchang Pavilion, Tsz Yun Temple, Wealth temple, Longevity Palace, church, many many ... Most importantly, the town is full of snacks, one after another ... Guzhen Big Tickets 10 yuan (live in the ancient town of the text where the scholar-house province), inside the Attractions ticket 80 yuan (buy tickets when take Beijing ID card dozen 40 percent do not know why there are such benefits, but the ticket is valid for one day). Ancient town has just been rated AAAAA-level attractions, gearing up, lively and very.
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  • Went to Ancient Town and thought it was interesting. There is a lot of history behind it and you can see the local people as well. We would have liked to stay longer but it was rainy and a bit chilly ...  more »
  • A delightful journey that feel almost like going back in time. As most places in this Province it is very handicapped accessible. There is a lot of walking and stairs at various junctions. Once inside...  more »
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  • The old town is currently doing some revamping in order to get a 5A rating for tourist attraction. Even though it is rather commercialized, it's still worth a visit and night's stay. Come out early in the morning before most shops are open to enjoy the tranquillity of your walk around the town. There is also a wall surround the north and west of the town which you can climb for aerial view of the town. The rose products like rose sweets and rose syrup are very popular.糕耙稀饭 (Gao Ba Xi Fan) is a must try too.
  • This historical village has its special characteristics. There are stores by the roadside anticipating the wants of visitors. It is hard to leave this place empty-handed!
  • 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.

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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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