Bijie Travel Guide
Area: 26,853 square kilometers (10,368 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Yi, Miao, Buyi
Location: Bijie Region is located in the northwest of Guizhou Province. It neighbors Anshun and Guiyang in the south, Yunnan Province in the east and Sichuan Province in the north.
Administrative Division: 1 autonomous county (Weining Yi Hui and Miao Autonomous County); 6 counties (Dafang, Qianxi, Jinsha, Zhijin, Nayong, Hezhang); 1 county-level city (Bijie)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0857-8236760, 8223528
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0857-221226
Caohai Lake: It is the largest plateau freshwater lake in Guizhou and an ideal habitat for birds, such as the black-necked crane, red-crowned crane, white stork and the white-tailed sea-eagle. The lake is definitely a kingdom of birds.
One-Hundred-Li Azalea Belt: It is the largest primeval azalea forest in China where some festivals of Yi and Miao ethnic minorities are held.
Other Scenic Spot: Jiudongtian Scenic Area
How to get to Bijie
When to Go: Bijie is an ideal summer resort. If visitors come to see the flaming azaleas, March and April are the months when the land is aflame with red color. If visitors come for bird-watching, November to April is the best time to visit. Keeping warm should be given the first priority at this time!
Bijie Travel Tips
History: Before the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) established an administrative unit in this area, Bijie was governed by several kingdoms of ethnic minorities.
Physical Features: Bijie has a typical karst land formation. It is located on the versant from the plateau in southern Yunnan to the hilly area in the central part of the province. The terrain is mountainous and descends from the west to the east.
Local Highlights: Bijie is inhabited by many ethnic minorities, so the customs of these ethnic minorities make up the main characteristics of this region. Apart from the Torch Festival of the Yi nationality and the reed panpipe dances of the Miao nationality, visitors can also admire the song-tying, horse racing and folk dances of other ethnic minorities.
Special Local Products: Lacquer of Dafang County, dictyophora indusiata (Chinese mushroom) of Zhijin County, wine of the Yi ethnic minority
Thus you are suggested to take a coach to Luzhou first. Then transfer to the bus to Bijie.