Guizhou Congjiang: Top Attractions in Congjiang

Congjiang is a county located in Southwest Guizhou, about 192 km from Kaili with 3 hours’ drive. It is an important destinations between Kaili and Guilin. Now, it has been connected by high speed train to Rongjiang, Guiyang, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guangzhou, etc.

Congjiang has many ethnic miorities including Miao ethnic group, Dong ethnic group, Zhuang ethnic group, Yao ethnic group, Shui ethnic group. It is highly recommended to pay a visit to Congjiang County when traveling to Southeast Guizhou.

Congjiang Travel Map

Congjiang Travel Map

Top Things to Do in Congjiang

Baisha Miao Village: China’s Last Tribe of Gunmen

Baisha Miao Village is 7 km from Congjiang County. For thousands of years,Basha people live for hunting and kept the age-old customs of life in forest. The Congjiang Basha Miao Village now contains five small villages for over 300 households with unique way of dressing, tracing back to the Qin Dynasty: Men shave their hair with only the top left and combed in a bun. Also men are usually wear knife and gun and women are more likely to wear silver ornaments.

During some festivals or tourist seasons, tourists can see some traditional presentations, like Welcome Ceremony with Guns, Adult Ceremony, etc.

Basha Miao Village

Basha Miao Village

 

Xiaohuang Dong Village: Famous for Kam Grand Choirs

Xiaohuang Dong Village is located 20 km away from Congjiang County. In this village, travelers could experience the essences of Dong culture: Drum Tower, Wind-Rain Bridges, Dong Folk Songs, Lusheng Dance and most importantly, the most beautiful Kam Grand Choirs on earth.

Dong Ethnic Minority in China

Dong Ethnic Minority in Guizhou

 

Drum Tower of Zengchong: China’s Oldest Drum Tower

Getting to Drum Tower of Zengchong is a little far away, 82 km from Congjiang county. This drum tower is the largest drum tower of Dong style in Guizhou. Built without nails, its 11 hexagonal tiers stack up like a wedding cake 82 feet tall. It is considered as a shrine for the Dong Minority. All the important events take place at the tower like musical festival, gathering for villagers to discuss issues.

Zengchong Drum Tower

Zengchong Drum Tower

 

Jiabang Rice Terrace: Mysterious Terraces with Cloud and Mist

Jiabang Rice Terrace is about 80 km from Congjiang County. It is one of the most beautiful rice terraces in China and the most famous rice terrace in Guizhou. The picturesque natural scenery of rice terraces is combined with the peaceful and unique wooden Miao houses. You could appreciate mirror-like terraces in Spring, verdant terraces in summer, gold terraces in Autumn and mist terrace in Winter. It is not good to transfer to Jiangbang in the rainy seasons for the complicated transportation.

Jiabang Rice Terrace

Jiabang Rice Terrace

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