Chinese Name: 兴义 (xīng yì)
Area: 2,911 square kilometers (1,119.7 square miles)
Location: on the southwest of Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest Guizhou Province, southwest China
Area Code: 0859
Zip Code: 562400
GDP (2018): CNY 45 billion (USD 6.8 billion)
Nationality: Han, Bouyi, Miao
Natural Karst Paradise
Xingyi is the capital of the Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, located in the intersection of Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces. Nanpan River runs across the whole city. Xingyi China is rich in karst landscape which attracts countless travelers. Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks, Maling River Canyon Scenic Spot, and Wanfeng Lake are worth visiting. As the settlement of Buyei and Hmong people, Xingyi offers travelers a great chance to enjoy the unique ethnic customs. Xingyi Guizhou is a famous tourist city in China, dubbed as Karst Paradise and became the permanent venue of the International Mountain Tourism Conference.
Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Xingyi
Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks (Wanfenglin)
It is one of the three major karst landforms in southwest China and the largest and most typical karst peak forest in the country. Wanfenglin consists of East and West Peak Forests but only West Peak Forest is opened to the public. Countless peaks in different shapes, surrounded by green fields will give travelers a visual shock. With a comfortable temperature, it is a famous summer resort. There are also some Buyei villages, travelers can enjoy its unique ethnic customs and culture. You should pay attention to that from February to April, it is the best time to appreciate rape flowers. Also, the best time to visit Wanfenglin on the usual days is in the afternoon as it is often foggy in the morning.
Maling River Canyon Scenic Spot
It is a long and deep rift cut by the surging Maling River. The canyon is famous for the deep rift, spectacular waterfalls and karst caves. Travelers can drift along the river which is very thrilling and enjoy the scenery along the man-made plank trail. While drifting, tourists can also view the waterfalls on the way.
The name comes from the surrounding Wanfenglin which embraces the lake. Wanfeng Lake presents different beautiful views in the morning, afternoon and evening. It is also known as a fishing paradise due to its abundance of fish. The experience of evening fishing brings visitors tremendous fun and enjoyment. With charming views, interesting fishing activities and strong ethnic culture, Wanfeng Lake really deserves your visit when you go to Xingyi Guizhou.
With more than 300 years of history and Nahui River passing by, the entire village is linked through the ancient bridges. It is the settlement for Buyei people. Travelers can walk along the river, watch Buyei ethnic performance, rest under the thousand years old tree, and taste local Buyei drinks such as Corn Wine and Cane Wine.
Best Time to Visit Xingyi
Xingyi Weather Forecast
Travelers can also choose to take trains to Xingyi Railway Station which is about 20 km (12.4 mi) far away from Xingyi, and then take Bus No.81 and Bus No.2 to the city center.
Best Xingyi Food to Try
With more than 300-year history, it is a famous dish in Xingyi Guizhou. It takes fresh mutton and rice noodles as the main materials, add mutton soup and oil peppers. It is full of aroma and tastes spicy, the mutton is tender but not greasy.
It is a traditional snack in Xingyi. The stuffing is made of minced chicken, salt and aginomoto, and the wrapper is made of glutinous rice flour. Boil them, add chicken soup, crushed peanuts and sesame. It tastes smooth and fragrant and is very popular among tourists and local people.
This dish is well known to everyone in Guizhou. Beef, rice noodles, pickled radish, crystal pear are its main materials. It tastes sweet, sour and refreshing. The well-adjusted soup with fragrant beef would not let you down.