Tun Bu Village (Tian Long Tun Bu)

A twenty-minute drive from Anshun will take you to the Tun Bu Village. It is a very old and peculiar Han Chinese settlement existing in the southwest part of China. Here women wear Ming dynasty costumes and the houses, typically featuring Ming architectural styles, are frozen in time.

Historic records tell the story about the village. The imperial court of the Ming Dynasty had sent a garrison force to Anshun six hundred years ago. The garrison turned the neighborhood into farmland, grew crops, and build up villages for its own needs. The Tun Bu Village is the best among the well-kept settlements, where people have changed little in lifestyle.

The Tun Bu Village population is over 5000, or 1250 families. They have largely kept to themselves. They developed sophisticated stone masonry skills. You will find this all over the place: a unique stone culture. There is a 100-meter long business street -- the only market square where the trades congregate, and the practice continues to this day.

Tianlong Tunbu Village, Anshun
Entrance of Tianlong Tunbu Village
Local Women Sewing Embroidered Shoes
Local Women Sewing Embroidered Shoes
Local people are hospitable and friendly to visitors. You may examine the women's clothing up close. The garments are usually long robes with loose sleeves. The cuffs are embroidered with laces. Some wear handkerchiefs over their heads, and some adorn themselves with silver hairpins. The villagers, at peace with nature, are devout worshippers of the supernatural. There are temples of various faiths: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Tiantai Mountain features a temple complex at its summit. Spectacular Buddhist artifacts are everywhere to be seen among the marvels of nature.

Villagers sing folk songs in the evening to entertain their guests. Tourists are invited to visit village homes, where they may sample tea and local food.
Nuo Drama Performance
Nuo Drama Performance
Teahouse in the Village
Teahouse in the Village
Admission Fee: CNY 35
CNY 70 for the Tunbu Village and Tiantai Mountain
Tranportation: Take regular bus from Anshun South Passenger Transport Bus Station to Pingba, which stops at Tianlong. It departs every 20 minutes from 07:30 to 18:30.

Related Link: Nuo Drama (Nuo Xi)-Living fossil of Drama

- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Tun Bu Village (Tian Long Tun Bu)
Asked by Lily from MALAYSIA | Nov. 01, 2016 07:53Reply
Is Tun Bu Village wheelchair friendly?
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Answered by Linda from US | Nov. 02, 2016 02:52

Well, the roads, paved with stone slabs, are quite flat. I am afraid that ramps may not be available before temples, folk dwellings, and shops. You can ask others to help you. Have a nice trip! :)
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