Qiannan Travel Guide

Qiannan Travel Guide

Qiannan Facts

Full Name: Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Chinese Name: 黔南布依族苗族自治州 (qián nán bù yī zú miáo zú zì zhì zhōu)

Local Scenery of Qiannan
Local Scenery of Qiannan

Population : 3,974,000 
Area: 26,195 square kilometers (10,115 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Buyi, Miao, Shui 

Location: Qiannan is located in the south of the Guizhou Province, neighboring Anshun and Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in the west, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in the east. The capital city of the province, Guiyang only has a shared boundary on its north side. It also shares a boundary with Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south.

Administrative Division: nine counties (Libo, Guiding, Weng'an, Dushan, Pingtang, Luodian, Changshun, Longli, Huishui); one autonomous county (Sandu Shui); two county-level city (Duyun, Fuquan)
Seat of the Prefecture Government: Wenhua Lu, Duyun City

Useful Telephone Numbers: 
Tourist Complaints: 0854-8280918, 8282400
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China Branch: No.240, Jianjiang Zhong Lu, Duyun City
China Post Branch: No.161, Xinhua Lu, Duyun City

Stone Slab Street, Duyun
Stone Slab Street, Duyun
Ancient Bridge, Xiaoqikong Scenic Area
Ancient Bridge, Xiaoqikong Scenic Area

Libo: Located in southern Qiannan in the Guangxi neighborhood, Libo is a rich tourist county of the prefecture, with scenic areas occupying nearly a quarter of its territory. Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Area and Maolan Karst Forest Natural Conservation are the key attractions of the county. The former is well known for its typical and rich karst landform, water and plantation, mainly consisted of Shuichunhe Valley, Xiaoqikong and Daqikong scenic spots. Forests, caves and the stone forest in Maolan Karst Forest Natural Conservation make it a famous Guizhou resort. The Buyi, Shui, Miao and Yao are the four principal minorities of the county. Traditional festivals and customs as well as characteristic residential buildings add yet more charm to this beautiful tourist destination. 

Other Scenic Spots: Doupengshan-Jianjiang National Park, Yaorenshan National Forest Park 

Waterfall, Xiaoqikong Scenic Area
Waterfall, Xiaoqikong Scenic Area
Mandarin Duck Lake (Yuanyang Lake)
Mandarin Duck Lake (Yuanyang Lake)

How to get to Qiannan

Duyun City is one hour's drive from Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport.

Libo Airport is Located in the Shuirao Town of Libo County, and was formally opened in October 2007. Flights to Guiyang, Guangzhou and Changsha operate from here. It is only a forty minute trip from Libo to Guiyang.

Main bus stations in Duyun City, the capital of Qiannan prefecture:
Qiannan fast passenger transport bus station: No138, Jianjiang Zhong Lu, Duyun City
Duyun long-distance bus station: Longshan Da Dao, Development Zone, Duyun City

Weather

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Qiannan enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, and the weather is temperate and humid with an annual average temperature of 13.6-19.6°C (56.5-67.3°F). Generally, it has neither a chilly winter nor a torrid summer. The rainy season and highest temperatures occur in summer.   

 When to Go: June to August is the best season to visit that place. The maximum temperature of this period may reach 34°C (93.2°F). However, the weather varies greatly between day and night due to its location, and the sun is strong at midday.  

Qiannan Travel Tips

 History: From the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) to the Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-221BC), several kingdoms established by local ethnic groups shared the prefecture. During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it partly belonged to Guiyang. Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture was authorized in 1956 with Duyun as its capital.

 Physical Features: Located on the slopes of the southeastern Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau to the hilly regions of Guangxi, Qiannan declines from northwest to southeast. Mountains and hills constitute most of the terrain with an average altitude of 997 meters (3,271 feet).

 Local Highlights: The thirty ethnic minorities living there make up more than fifty-six percent of the total population. Between these Buyi and Miao are the principal minority groups. In the Miao Region, one can experience the most attractive scenery and customs of the minority. In addition, the prefecture also gathers together ninety percent of the Shui ethnic minority's total population in China. Sandu is China's only Shui minority autonomous county.

 Special Local Products: Shui Mawei (Horse Tail) embroidery, garments and ornaments of the Shui ethnic minority in Sandu Shui Autonomous County, presents painting of Longli County, silver ornaments in Libo County, and Maojian tea 

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Questions & Answers on Qiannan Travel
Asked by GAPALINA from RU | Jan. 18, 2018 03:41Reply
I want to visit Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Ареa in the middle of May.
Is it possible to see Xiaoqikong and Daqikong for one full day? Or it is better to stay in Libo for two days? Advise, please, the best route. Thank you in advance.
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Answered by Blair from ITALY | Jan. 18, 2018 21:07
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As I know, they are not far from each other, about 3km. You can visit them within a day. Have a nice trip!
Asked by Yordan from INDONESIA | Aug. 12, 2017 08:50Reply
Libo via Sanduxian or Duyun
Hello, I was planning to reach Libo from Mawei but later I think could be better from Sanduxian or Duyun. Which would all of you recommend: Libo via Sandu or Duyun? Which has the most frequent bus to Libo and most easiest transfer between the train and bus station?
I will be starting from Guiyang and seems bot are only one station different. thank you.
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Answered by Helen from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 14, 2017 20:11
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You are suggested to go there from Duyun.
Although there are more buses from Sandu, as I read from others, the bus doesn’t work exactly according to the schedule. And there is no public transportation between the train station and bus station.
The buses from Duyun General Bus Station are available at 7:00, 7:40, 8:20, 9:00, 9:40, 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, and 18:50. You can take bus 1 directly from Train Station to Bus Station.
Answered by Yordan from INDONESIA | Aug. 15, 2017 06:58
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thank you for the information..
Asked by Gosia from POLAND | Jul. 10, 2017 08:18Reply
How to get to Duyun from Qiannan?
And how shoud we continue from Duyun to Rongjiang, Basha Miao Village, Liping ang Longshan? We want to spend 2-3 days in the area, where should we look for a hostel? (After that we are going to Guilin). Thx
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Answered by Kelly from IRELAND | Jul. 16, 2017 22:35
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1. May I know your exact start point in QN? I’ll set QN State Government as the start point and Dunyun Bus Station as the destination. You need to walk about 370 meters northwards to State Hospital Back Door Bus Stop and take bus no.28 or no.12 to Pingqiao Station. Upon arrival, you may walk about 300 meters ahead to Duyun Bus Station.
2. From Duyun to Rongjiang, you can take a shuttle bus from Duyun Bus Station to Rongjiang directly. This bus departs at 11:50 and 14:45. The ticket fare is CNY65/person.
3. Do you refer to Basha Village? From Duyun to Basha Village, you may take a shuttle bus from Duyun Bus Station to Luodian first. It departs at 07:40 and 15:30. The ticket fare is CNY75/person. After that, you may charter a car to the village directly.
4. From Duyun to Liping, you may take a direct bus from Duyun Bus Station at 09:10 or 15:20. The ticket fare is CNY95/person.
5. Do you mean Longshan in Majiang county? You can take a bus from Duyun Bus Station to Majiang Bus Station at 08:00, 08:50, 09:40 and 10:00. The ticket costs CNY13/person. Then you may charter a car to Longshan directly.
6. You are advised to stay around Duyun Bus Station. Duyun Yundu Business Hotel, located at no.81, North Jianjiang Road is just on the opposite of the bus station.
Asked by Stephan from GERMANY | Jul. 12, 2016 12:32Reply
Kindly advise is there direct bus from Kaili to Libo, what's the time schedule and fare?
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Answered by Mary from USA | Jul. 13, 2016 02:31
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Yes, you can take a direct bus. The buses depart at 7:00 and 15:00. The trip takes about 5 hours. The fare is about CNY 72 per person.
Asked by Malik from PAKISTAN | May. 14, 2016 02:47Reply
Are there any hi speed trains service from canton/guangzhou to Libo ?
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Answered by Mary from ICELAND | May. 14, 2016 22:16
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There is no direct high-speed train to Libo, you can take a bullet train from Guangzhou South to Sandu first, and then with the bullet train ticket you can take a direct tourist bus to Libo.
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