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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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  • Admission is 10 did. Ming era are kept intact and very interesting and beautiful views. Souvenirs and many have the all here because it was close to the airport,. Walls and Lake. Great Lotus Flower blooms there in very much and want to go again and I was.
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  • Guiyang reached 2 hours ride South of this historic walled city Liangjiang River. The South Gate is lined with beautiful water lilies on the side of a pond.
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  • It's a very big ancient town that has lots of shops, restaurants and snacks. You can meander the streets and alleys and admire the architecture. It has a miniature Great Wall that you can climb and ta...  more »
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  • Don't go on a public holiday or weekend, we had a great time on a Wednesday
  • 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!
  • Self-driving is recommended. Even this place is a little bit over-commercialized, it is still worth visiting.
  • Nice ancient fortress town, with almost 400 years history, since Ming dynasty.
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