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10 Best Places To Visit in Guizhou, China

Endowing beautiful scenery of mountains, waters, valley views and rich in ethnic culture of multiple minority groups, Guizhou is a great place for vacation. Natural and cultural wonders spread this province in massive size and varied geography. Almost all of us are familiar with its grand Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, the Asia’s highest and the world’s 3rd largest waterfall. And besides the waterfall clusters, Guizhou has more to offer. Here, we will introduce you 10 Best Places to Visit in Guizhou to help you know better about Guizhou and Guizhou attractions!

1

Kaili - The Bustling Center of the Major Inhabit of Guizhou Ethnic Groups

Xijiang Miao Village

Panoramic View of Xijiang Miao Village

Miao Girls' Performance at Xijiang Miao Village

Miao Girls at Xijiang Miao Village

Kaili is known for the center city of Qiandongnan, which is the home of Miao & Dong ethnic groups in Guizhou province. As the famous biggest Miao village in China - Xijiang Miao Village located around Kaili, this city is becoming the initiative destination for tourists to explore the ancient ethnic traditions and culture. From Kaili to Leishan County or even go further to the southernmost of Guizhou, you can experience different ways of living in kinds of Miao and Dong villages.

  • Location: in the east of Guizhou, 185 km away from Guiyang
  • Famous Tourist Sites: Xijiang Miao Village, Zhengyuan Ancient Town, Kaili Ethnic Museum, Miao Ethnic Villages
2

Anshun - Home to the Grandest Waterfall Clusters in China

Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, Guizhou

Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, Guizhou

 Dragon Palace in Anshun

Dragon Palace in Anshun

Anshun features southern karst landscapes and great nature resource, Hungguoshu Waterfall is the most representative. In summer, with abundant rainfalls, Anshun is the hot destination to see the peculiar wonder of waterfalls and excelling nature of karst caves. In addition, the ancient Tunpu village lived with offspring of Han dynasty will let you learn Han people’s life back to 600 years ago.

  • Location: in the central west of Guizhou, 90 km away from Guiyang
  • Highlights: Huangguoshu Waterfall, Tianxing Bridge Scenic Spot, Dragon Palace Cave
3

Tongren - Where the Sacred Mount Fanjingshan is Located

Mount Fanjing in Tongren

Mount Fanjing in Tongren

Mount Fanjing in Tongren

Mount Fanjing in Tongren

Tongren is mainly famed for its sacred Mount Fanjing, or called Fanjingshan. Fanjingshan, is the highest peak of Wuling Mountains, 2,570m (8,430ft) above sea level. Besides standing out as a sacred Maitreya mountain for Buddhists, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve was also established and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and later announced as a World Heritage Site in 2018. National Geographic and other major travelling websites entitle Fanjingshan as "the top 3 best trip in 2019".

  • Location: in the northeast of Guizhou province
  • Highlights: Red Cloud Golden Summit, Mushroom Stone, etc.

Recommended Guizhou Trips with Mount Fanjing:

4

Guiyang - The Capital of Guizhou Province

Qingyan Old Town

Qingyan Old Town

Qingyan Old Town

Qingyan Old Town

Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, is a pleasant city with nice weather. There is no hot summer or chilly winter and perfect for tourists travel around in any time of year. Guiyang also is reputed for great mountains and beautiful water, you’ll never doubted by walking along local parks or look around. Strolling in the streets of Guiyang or nearby Qiangyan Ancient Town, you can feel the quiet and comfortable life with simple happiness.

  • Location: in the center of Guizhou province
  • Highlights: Qingyan Ancient Town, Jiaxiu Tower, Qianling Park, etc.
5

Congjiang - Where Guizhou Meets Guangxi (Guilin)

Zhaoxing Dong Village near Congjiang

Zhaoxing Dong Village near Congjiang

Jiabang Rice Terraces near Rongjiang

Jiabang Rice Terraces in Congjiang

Congjiang County located on the southeast edge of Guizhou Province neighbors Rongjiang on its northwest, Liping on its northeast and Libo on its southwest. For the rest edge of Congjiang, it borders Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Prefecture, another beautiful region with the world-famous Guilin as its capital. Thanks to its great location that far from the modern civilization of Guizhou and Guangxi, Congjiang is a great place to savor the primitive countryside landscape and lifestyle. Some of the most traditional Dong and Miao Villages can also be found there, like Biasha Miao Village - the Last Gun-toting Tribe in China, Xiaohuang Dong Village - the hometown of Grand Chorus of Dong, and so forth. Jiabang Rice Terraces, one of the 6 best terraced field scenic areas in China, lies in the southwest part of this region.

  • Location: on southeast edge of Guizhou, about 292km from the capital Guiyang
  • Highlights: Biasha Miao Village, Jiabang Rice Terraces, Zhanli Dong Village, Xiaohuang Dong Village
6

Libo County - Fairyland World with the Most Beautiful Waterscape in Guizhou

Xiaoqikong Scenic Area

Xiaoqikong Scenic Area

 Xiaoqikong Scenic Area

Xiaoqikong Scenic Area

Libo County, located in southeast of Guizhou, was crowned with the World Natural Heritage in 2007 for its fine example of Karst topography in south China. Comparing with water in Jiuzhaigou Valley, the green water in seven small Arches is more authentic, like a green gem isolated itself from the outside world. Also you can experience boating in lake, hiking around and more activities. With more time, going to Miaolan Nature Reserve and get a glimpse of the diverse Karst ecosystem is worthwhile.

  • Location: in the south of Guizhou, 330 km away from Guiyang
  • Highlights: Seven Small Arches (Xiaoqikong), Maolan Nature Reserve
7

Rongjiang - Ancestral Source of Dong & Miao Culture

Dali Dong Village

Dali Dong Village

Biasha Miao Village

Fire Guns at Biasha Miao Village in Congjiang (near Rongjiang)

Rongjiang County is settled on the core area of the whole Qiandongnan region, the major inhabit of ethnic groups in Guizhou. With the reputation of the Ancestral Source of Dong & Miao Culture, Rongjiang boasts many primitive villages to be explored. Sanbao Dong Village, the most densely populated village of Dong ethnic group, is only 5 kilometers around from its downtown area. Baibei Miao Village, the mysterious village famed for the beautiful Hundred-bird Costume, is also within one hour’s driving from the county center. And at the Temple of Miao King there, you will get some stories about the origin of Miao ethnic group.

  • Location: in the southeast of Guizhou, about 230km from the capital Guiyang
  • Highlights: Dali Dong Village, SanbaoDong Village, Zaidang Dong Village, Baibei Miao Village

Recommended Guizhou Trips with Rongjiang:

8

Xingyi - A Fantastic Alternative to Yangshuo

Wanfenglin Scenic Area

Wanfenglin Scenic Area

Wanfenglin Scenic Area

Wanfenglin Scenic Area

Xingyi City on the southwest edge of Guizhou impressed the visitors with its amazing Wanfenglin Scenic Area. Wanfenglin, which implies a forest world that composed of countless Karst hills in tower-like formation, is an extremely beautiful paradise. These iconic Karst Landscapes are so unique that they have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you are fond of such spectacular view of Yangshuo and Guilin and looking for a less-crowded alternative, then look no further than Wanfenglin Scenic Area in Xingyi, Guizhou.

  • Location: on the southwest edge of Guizhou, about 303km from the capital Guiyang
  • Highlights: Wanfenglin Scenic Area, Maling River Gorge
9

Bijie - Home to the Best Karst Cave in China

Zhijin Cave

Zhijin Cave

Zhijin Cave

Zhijin Cave

Have you ever dreamed an adventurous tour to underground caves before? If yes, you must love Bijie, because this city has China’s best karst cave to be explored. Zhijin Cave, the King of karst Caves in China, is an ideal place to make your dream come true! The rainbow lights and dazzling array of massive natural formations compose a dreamy wonderland. It is said more than 40 vivid formations can be found there, like lions, helmet, pagoda, tree, palace, mushroom cloud, Buddha. They are all natural-made masterpieces formed for hundreds of millions of years!

Besides the most popular Zijin Cave, Bijie City also has some beautiful lake and mountain to be visited. Other highlights include Caohai Lake, Bali Cuckoo Scenic Spot, etc.

  • Location: on the southwest edge of Guizhou, about 303km from the capital Guiyang
  • Highlights: Wanfenglin Scenic Area, Maling River Gorge

Recommended Guizhou Trips with Zhijin Cave:

10

Chishui - Where to Meet with the Largest Danxia Landscape in China

Chishui Waterfall

Chishui Waterfall

Guizhou Attractions - Chishui Danxia

Guizhou Attractions - Chishui Danxia

On the border where Guizhou meets Sichuan, there is a city named Chishui located. Chishui is only 2.5~3 hours driving away from Shunan Bamboo Forest Scenic Area in Yibin, while riving from Chishui to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou, takes more than 5 hours. Therefore, this city is somewhat forgot by Guizhou tourists. However, Chishui is also a good place for vation, because the largest area of Danxia Landscape set amidst this region. And Bingan Old Town, one of the top 4 old towns of Guizhou, is also located in Chishui.

  • Location:on the north edge of Guizhou, about 354km from the capital Guiyang
  • Highlights: Chishui Danxia Landscape Scenic Area, Bingan Old Town

How to Plan a Guizhou Tour to See Ethnic Villages?

Guizhou is large and for most visitors, they prefer to plan a long trip covering 2-4 destinations in this province to explore the best natural wonders and proud diverse ethnic minority culture there. For such types, they usually travel from Guiyang and plan an itinerary like Guiyang - Anshun - Qiandongnan (Kaili, Rongjiang, Congjiang or Zhaoxing), or Guiyang - Anshun - Fanjingshan - Qiandongnan, which usually needs 5-7 days

1-2 days in Guiyang:

For easy arrival by flights or bullet train. And take the rest time discovering Qingyan Old Town, Jiaxiu Tower and 1 or 2 top city parks to know the cool and pleasant Guiyang capital city;

1 days in Anshun:

Absolutely admiring the provincial symbolic Huangguoshu Waterfall with various types of beauty. Drop by the dazzling Dragon Palace, or Tianlong Tunpu Military Village if you have 1 more day there;

2-3 days in Qiandongnan (Southeast Guizhou):

Spend 1 day visiting the No.1 Xijiang Miao Village and Qingman Miao Village with Miao girls dressing mini-skirt in Kaili and transfer along to Rongjiang to see the large Zengchong Dong Village. Spend more wonderful time in Congjiang visiting Biasha Miao Village and enjoying the show of Biasha men holding guns, and transfer to Zhaoxing to explore the largest Zhaoxing Dong Village. explore deep to Zhanli Dong Village, Xiaohuang Dong Village in Congjiang or go north to Zhenyuan Old Town if you have another 1-2 days.

1 day in Fangjingshan

If you are fond of the incredible natural formation, plan 1-2 days for the transfer and full discovery of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage mountain resort.

Recommended Guizhou Tour Packages:

☛ 6 Days Diverse Guizhou Tour (Guiyang / Anshun / Kaili / Fanjingshan)

☛ 7 Days Best of Guizhou Tour with Nature & Culture Highlights (Guiyang / Anshun / Libo / Kaili)

Besides, lots of travelers to Guizhou also like to plan it with some other hot destinations in China, such as Guilin with fancy Karst landscape of mountains and water, Zhangjiajie with mysterious Avatar mountains, Yunnan with pleasant scenery and wonderful ethnic culture of Naxi, Bai, Tibetan and other ethnic groups, Sichuan with adorable giant pandas and world largest Buddha statue, etc. The tour can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interests, budget and any other special need! Please contact us to help you plan your Guizhou tour or customize a Guizhou tour!

Recommended Guizhou China Tour Packages:

☛ 7 Days Zhangjiajie to Fanjingshan Unbelievable Nature Tour

☛ 9 Days Guilin Guizhou Minority Culture and Landscape Exploration by High Speed Train

☛ 10 Days Yunnan & Guizhou Amazing Minorities Tour

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