Anshun Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 安顺 (ān shùn)
Area: 9,267 square kilometers (3,578 square miles)
Location: in the west-central of Guizhou Province, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Xixiu, Pingba); 1 county (Puding); 3 autonomous counties (Zhenning Buyi and Miao, Guanling Buyi and Miao, Ziyun Miao Buyi); 1 economic-technological development area (Anshun); 1 tourist area (Huangguoshu)
Area Code: 0851
Zip Code: 561000
GDP (2019): CNY 92.394 billion (USD 13.392 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Buyi, Miao, Hui, Dong, Yi
Famous for the Largest Waterfall in Asia – Huangguoshu Waterfall
Situated to the east of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in the mid-western part of Guizhou Province, Anshun City has become the center of tourism in the western part of Guizhou. Located directly on the route between Qian (Guizhou) and Dian (Yunnan), it has been the collection and distribution center for commercial goods since ancient times. Due to its important strategic position, it is also known as - 'the belly of Qian, the throat of Dian, the lips and teeth of Shu (Sichuan) and Yue (Guangdong)'. Anshun shows breathtaking typical Karst land formation and natural sceneries from waterfalls to rivers, canyons, mountains, forests and caves. This city is famous for the Huangguoshu Waterfall which is the largest waterfall in Asia and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. It is 74 meters (243 feet) high and 81 meters (266 feet) wide and features abundant water.
Many beautiful mountains and rivers decorate this mysterious land. Three national scenic and historic interest areas are located here including: Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park (National AAAAA Level), Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot (National AAAAA Level), and Getu River Scenic Area. The city also hosts one national forest park, Jiulongshan Forest Park, as well as a number of province-level and city-level scenic spots.
The spectacular scenery of this area is most often associated with the typical Karst type of topography. In addition to the scenery, there are many notable historic places of interest that leave an everlasting mark on visitors including: Puding Chuandong Human Fossil Site renowned as 'Asian Lamp of Civilization', the 'Red Cliff Relics' - one of the eight mysterious writings in China - a book from Heaven, Anshun Wenmiao Temple - renowned for stone-carving building complex, Tun Bu Village, cliffside inscriptions, ancient rock art, and ancient tombs. With so many places to visit, it has become a well known tourist resort.
Recommended Tour including the visit to Anshun:
Yunnan-Guizhou Minorities: 10 days, Kunming, Lijiang, Huangguoshu Waterfall and other Yunnan and Guizhou cities.
Due to the Anshun's important position in the history of Guizhou, it was the earliest development area in Guizhou. Today, getting to and from the area is very convenient since the Qingzhen - Huangguoshu Speedway and Anshun Huangguoshu Airport are both open for travelers. Thus a pleasant trip to Anshun should be no problem.
The city is a cultural melting pot with contributions from the Miao, Buyi and Gelao minority groups. These citizens are proud of the diverse mix of cultures which may be seen in: architecture styles - Folk House of Guizhou Tunbao; festivals - Tiaohua Festival, Baishu Festival, Ox King Festival, Changxin Festival; ethnic arts & crafts - brocade, wax printing, kitchen knife, embroidery; finery and decorations; and their special local foods and snacks- crystal bean jelly, glutinous rice cake, Zhenning Bobo Candy. The Living Fossil of Drama - Di Opera at Anshun of Guizhou is another "must-see" during your visit.
You can take a high speed train from Anshun West to Pingba South, which only takes about 15 minutes. After that, take a regular bus to Machang Town, the bus operates from 8:00 to 20:00 with an interval about 30 minutes. Then take the Bus Line 7 from the town to the farm, the bus operates from 08:00 to 18:00 at an interval of 30 mins.
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Then transfer to high speed train to Anshun West Railway Station. The duration is 4 hours. The ticket fare of 1st class seat is CNY582, 2nd class seat is CNY345.5, VIP class seat is CNY658 and business cls. seat is CNY1091.5.
2. You can easily find several budget hotels nearby the railway station. Just choose one when you arriving there.
3. You can arrange the tour in the following way:
Day 1: Huangguoshu Waterfall
Day 2: Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot
Day 3: Getu River Scenic Area
Day 4: Daxiaoqikong Scenic Area - Libo
Day 5: Xiasi Ancient Town - Xijiang Miao Village