Anshun Travel Guide

Anshun Travel Guide

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Anshun Facts

Chinese Name: 安顺 (ān shùn)
Population: 3,000,000
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.

Huangguoshu Waterfall, Anshun
Huangguoshu Waterfall
Dragon Palace Cave, Anshun, Guizhou
Dragon Palace Cave

 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.

Girls of Miao Minority
Girls of Miao Minority
Old Han Minority People in Anshun
Old Han Minority People



Dining     Shopping & Nightlife

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.

- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Anshun Travel
Asked by HUYENVU90 | Jun. 16, 2019 20:04Reply
The best time to see cherry blossom at Pingba?
I have plan to go to Pingba cherry farm in 2020. Which is the best time to go? late March to early April or April to May?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cannon from USA | Jun. 17, 2019 23:04

For your information, the best visiting season in 2019 is from March 8th to April 8th. Usually, people can see them in early March.
Asked by Chirasak from THAILAND | Mar. 25, 2019 05:06Reply
I plan to go Pingba on April 4. On that day, Have a Cherry blossom blooming?
If I arrived Anshun west by Train, How to go to Pingba farm?
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 25, 2019 23:05

Yes, they will be blossoming at that time.

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.
Asked by Boon from THAILAND | Mar. 01, 2019 22:25Reply
I want to know how many Cherry farm in Guiyang, as I know : Pingba, Guian Huaxi.
Is it the same place Pingba and Guian?
How is it now start blooming?
When is the best time for going?
Thanks for all reply.
Answers (1)
Answered by Adalyn from FINLAND | Mar. 05, 2019 23:22

Well, I didn't find Guian Huaxi Cheery Farm. Generally speaking, May is the best time to go there.
Asked by Jasmine chow from MALAYSIA | Jan. 15, 2019 02:05Reply
Hi dear 5 of us will be going to guiyang on 7th April 2019.
how do I get to anshun from shenzhen North railway station n fare? Can kindly advise the best scenery to see there will put 2 nights around there any recommendation on budget hotel or guest house. Since we have 5 to 6 days can kindly recommend some scenic itinerary. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Greeley from RUSSIA | Jan. 24, 2019 17:46

1. Take high speed train from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Xiangtan North Railway Station first. The duration is around 4 hours. The ticket fare of 1st class seat is CNY623.5, 2nd class seat is CNY401.5 and business cls. seat is CNY1232.
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
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