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2 Days Classic Guiyang Tour with Qingyan Ancient Town

Best Discovery of Guiyang City Highlights


Guiyang with pleasant cool weather all year round and luxurious vegetation in and around the city is one of the top favorite travel destinations for visual and mind releasing!

This 2 days classic Guiyang tour is the most popular itinerary to discover the best landscape and leisure pace of Guiyang City! In the 2 days short trip, you will have a refreshing walk at Qianling Park and Huaxi Park with cool air and feast your eyes full with emerald forests, lovely water and those active wild macaques for nature closing up. Besides, you will have the most classic visit to the city symbolic Jiaxiu Pavilion to see contrasting modern and old buildings forming a fabulous city photo of Guiyang. Moreover, you will extend to Qingyan Ancient Town at the southern suburb to discover the hundreds of years old stone fortress and hear and interesting historic stories about local Tunbao culture and excellent scholars during the past imperial examination for Guiyang culture supplement. Let’s go and start your pleasant vacation in Guiyang!

Highlights of this tour

  • Walk in the maze of stone at Qingyan Ancient Town to appreciate the majestic old town with stone streets, stone walls, stone pillars... and hear local famous stories and histories!
  • Immerse into the refreshing verdant forest of Qianling Park by hiking the steps up with nice encounter with wild macaques, local exercising people and Guiyang City panorama!
  • Pay a classic visit to Jiaxiu Pavilion to admire the city symbolic historic tower contrasting the modern buildings with a pleasant leisure stroll along the city’s mother river!
  • Roam at romantic Huaxi Park to treat your eyes and mind with the verdant forests, winding river, wooden bridges, etc. for a great relaxing vacation memory!

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
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2 Days and 1 Night
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You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Guiyang Arrival & Guiyang

Welcome to Guiyang, the beautiful “City of Forest” and provincial capital of Guizhou! Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver will meet you at the airport or railway station in Guiyang, escort you to your hotel in downtown and help you check in. Have a little bit rest and fresh up!

Then, drive to feel the pleasant refreshing air of Guiyang by first visiting Qianling Park that is the No.1 Mountain in South Guizhou, the top best place to feel leisure life of Guiyang citizens, and also one of the reason why Guiyang is called “City of Forest”. Watch locals dancing and doing exercise at the park and walk up via the steps at Nine Bending Path with verdant forests to Hong Fu Temple. That is a solemn temple site since 1672 AD and is popular to see grand Buddhist halls along the mountain and groups of believers worshiping there. Enjoy some pleasant moments encountering the groups of cute wild macaques from little to elder, feeling the cool of the emerald forest mountain, hearing the chipping of the birds, admiring the magnificent new skyline of thriving Guiyang City with rich “Green” before taking the cable way down to the exit!

Next, go to visit Jiaxiu Pavilion, the symbol of Guiyang city with a history of more than 400 years. Standing on a rock on Nanming River, with two stone bridges linking, the wooden tower of 3 storeys and 22.9 meters high is a must-see for visiting Guiyang and great to admire the sightseeing of the river. It is particularly appealing at sunset and night when the entire quaint tower is outlined clearly and ignited into orange and golden, against the dazzling night view of the surrounding modern skyscrapers of Guiyang city center! Take a nice walk along the river to enjoy the river wind and cityscape of Guiyang!

After today’s visiting, be escorted back to your hotel and stay overnight in Guiyang!

Arrival Ideas: Visitors can get to Guiyang by flights from about 14 international destinations including Bangkok, Phuket Island, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, etc. and about 70 domestic cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, etc. Besides, Guiyang has high speed trains from Chongqing (2hrs), Chengdu (3.5hrs), Guilin (2hrs), Guangzhou (4.5hrs), Changsha (3hrs), Wuhan (4.5hrs), Kunming (2hrs), Nanning (5hrs), Shanghai (8.5hrs), Beijing (8.5hrs), Xian (7.5hrs), Zhengzhou (6.5hrs), etc.

Guiyang Qianling Park Jiaxiu Tower in Guiyang
Day 2 Guiyang & Guiyang Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and then drive you for about 1 hour to visit Qingyan Old Town at the south part of Guiyang City. It is one of the four great old towns in whole Guizhou Province with its legendary history once as a courier station and military fortress. This more than 600 years’ old town keeps the exquisite ancient dwelling houses, temples, city walls, gateways, etc. from Ming and Qing dynasties very well for your historical savory. This traditional old town in south China also surprisingly well keeps a series of religious buildings of Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and Catholicism to tell the cultural communication of Chinese and Western countries. Walk amongst the worn out paths polished by rains and steps to imagine the old life there. Besides, visit Former Residence of Number One Scholar Zhao Yijiong who was the first Number One Scholar in Guizhou Province during the imperial examination to feel the rich literal atmosphere in the courtyard, take beautiful photos of the symbolic Stone Archway and Dingguang Gateway, etc., roam at the Secluded Street paved with flagstones to travel back to the past centuries, appreciate closely the Guizhou rarely outstanding wood carvings at Shoufo Temple and stone carvings at Ciyun Temple, and feel the simple life with the shopkeepers busy for their lives.

Later, be escorted to Huaxi Park for about 0.5 hours’ driving. This park built along the pretty and clear Huaxi River and embraced by mountains is one of the best places to have fun with the luxuriant forests with floating water. Enjoy your relaxing stroll at the park with diverse blooming flowers of various colors and grass dancing in the wind, take the new experience walking on the Hundred Steps Bridge with short stones paved on water, roam along the winding paths around the lake with quaint pavilions, etc. Take your time indulging in the nice natural wonderland and forget all the worries from the city life!

After the visiting, our tour guide and driver will send you to airport or train station in Guiyang to catch your flight or train to your next destination or home. Service ends!

Note: if you want to travel further to Huangguoshu Waterfall, ethnic minority villages, Mount Fanjing, etc. in Guizhou, contact us and we’ll arrange the private tour for you.

Qingyan Old Town Dingguang Gateway Qingyan Old Town Stone Archway Qingyan Old Town Ancient City Wall

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