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Qingyan Ancient Town

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Introduction to Qingyan Ancient Town (青岩古镇)

Qingyan Ancient Town is a famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province, formed in the Hongwu years Ming dynasty, now it has six hundred years history.

Qingyan Ancient Town used to be a troop station land. Located in the southern suburbs of Guiyang City, about 29 km from the city. It is one of the four famous ancient town in Guizhou (Qingyan, Zhenyuan, Bingan, Longli).

Exquisite ancient Ming and Qing architectural staggered in the town, temples, pavilions with carved beams and painted rafters can be seemed everywhere. So it also known as one of China's most attractive towns. The whole town build according the local hills, it has a rational layout. The stone carving and wood carving here are exquisite and contains many myths and legends. At the same time kept the strong local characteristics, it is amazing.

   
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Location

Qingyan Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province

   
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Travel Information

Admission Fee: Qingyan Ancient Town Pass: RMB 80; Entrance ticket: RMB 10
Opening Hours: no time limits for the town. (attractions in the town: 8:00-18:00)
Best Time to Visit: from March to October

   
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Transportation 

  • Take couch No.32, from Guiyang(贵阳) to Huishui(惠水), in Bus station at Yanan Road, Guiyang City, and get off at Qingyan Station. Fare: RMB 4. Time cost: about 1 hour.
  • Take bus No. 210 at Park of Wet Land in Guiyang, and get off at Qingyan Station. Fare: RMB 3.
  • Taxi chart, usually priced at RMB100, you can take it at RMB 80 if you bargain.
   
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Travel Tips 

  • Better not visiting during Chinese holidays, for it might be extremely crowded there.
  • Specialties: Rose sugar(玫瑰糖), “Number One Scholar” Pig’s trotter(状元蹄), Chicken pepper(鸡辣椒), Miao King Wine(苗王酒)
  • Basically 2 hours is enough to visit all round the town.
   

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