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Address: Qingyan Ancient Town, Qingyan Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550027, China
Phone Number: 0851-3200031
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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A bit of a trek from the city, but landscape & walled portion interesting. Currently undergoing extensive renovations many facades, but empty buildings. Plenty of photo opts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2014
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Guiyang, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Honestly, the ancient town doesn't have much to offer, but you can go if you have nothing better to do. Some photo ops available, but mostly you can buy Miao souvenirs Lots of beautiful ones. Pigs feet is also a local delicacy to try, some other peppers to buy and other treats. Actually, I would recommend biking there from Huaxi... More 

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Beijing
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've been in China for over a decade and seen my share of over artificial "traditional" townships. This is not one of them! We enjoyed strolling the streets of this little village, taking in the smells and sounds on a beautiful day. Lots of photo ops, interesting jewellery, little alleyways and friendly folks. it' best to just walk away from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very artificial ancient town....most parts have been modified. It used to be interesting i belueve. But the commercializations and rebuilding of it makes this site not worth visiting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A bit of a trek from the city, but landscape & walled portion interesting. Currently undergoing extensive renovations many facades, but empty buildings. Plenty of photo opts & worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you want to spend a day out to feel the use of ancient (and rural) China on a relaxed smaller scale, what better place from Guiyang? 1 hours drive, great highway and as I saw the massive roadworks this tourist site promises to be even more accessible soon. Understand works going on to complete a super luxury hotel by... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Qingyan ancient town will probably turn into a place like Lijiang (Yunnan Province) within the next few years. Due to construction it was a bit challenging to get to the designed parking. At this time they are also working on rebuilding the city wall. We walked a portion of the wall which is quite steep in some areas but offers... More 

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Kota Kinabalu
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is nice , very exotic , lots of visitors , a must visit place while in Gui Yang . It is a bit touristy and some of the spot is fabricated .

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I think it's been many years since I last visited there. The street vendors were pretty much all selling the same stuff like most other touristy places. However, the food was really good. Just on top of my head, pig feet and tofu were awesome. Also, learn the story of all the walls and how people started living there. I... More 

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Zunyi, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

You may have some trouble finding Qingyan unless you have an experienced driver (our local friends had to stop several times to ask directions). We entered from the back side, which is probably better than the main entrance....more opportunities for candid photos of the buildings and residents. Once you enter the main street it is quite commercial, but we found... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Try out food from different street vendors, including home-made yogurt, different grilled porkchops, sip sour-plum juice and walk on the city wall.

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