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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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  • it's really easy to get there from the center a town, and it's worth the bus ride! it's not all that different from other ancient towns around china, but it does have the house of Zhou Enlai's father ...  more »
  • Touristy place for Chinese people. People come to shop special foods and souveniers. Walk outside these main streets is nice to see the foundation of an old town but remember that most is rebuild.  more »
  • Tickets to buy 10 pieces of the kind on it, there are a lot of delicious food, special snacks, pig's feet must eat, and rose ice powder, I like that rose sauce, you can take some home, to buy authentic Oh, a lot of variety
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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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