Tongren Travel Guide

Tongren Travel Guide

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Tongren Facts

Chinese Name: 铜仁 (tóng rén)
Population: 4,270,000
Area: 18,000 square kilometers (6,950 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Guizhou Province, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Bijiang, Wanshan); 4 counties (Jiangkou, Shiqian, Sinan, Dejiang); 4 autonomous counties (Yuping Dong, Songtao Miao, Yanhe Tujia, Yinjiang Tu and Miao)
Area Code: 0854
Zip Code: 558000
GDP (2019): CNY 124.916 billion (USD 18.002 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Buyi, Miao, Shui, Maonan, Yao

Famous for Fanjing Mountain

Tongren lies in the northeast part of Guizhou Province, neighboring Chongqing Municipality to the north and Hunan Province to the east. It is a vital nexus between Central China and the southwest frontier, and accordingly is known as the 'Gateway of the Guizhou Eastern Area'. Legend has it that during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) a man found three bronze figures underwater, hence the name Tongren (bronze figure). Yongren is widely known for Fanjing Mountain, one of five famous Buddhist mountains in China. The mountain has been functioned as the place where the Buddhist rites are performed since ancient China, along with Huguo Temple and Chengen Temple. What is more magic is that people can see the huge halo of seven colors on the clouds opposite to the sun before 9 a.m. and after 4 pm. Visitors can also watch the Nuo Drama, called the "living fossil" in drama. It is a kind of religious sacrificial drama with masks. 

There are well-known tourist destinations in Tongren Region including: the Nine-dragon Cave Scenic Spot (famous for Karst caves), Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve, and the beautiful Jinjiang River. There are also many well-known cultural destinations including: Dongshan Temple, China Nuo Opera and Nuo Mask Museum.

The transportation system is well developed in this region. Tongren Fenghuang Airport services flights to Guiyang, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and is the transportation hub of Hunan, Chongqing, Hubei and Guizhou. Several highways converge in this region and provide convenient transportation for tourists.


This region has been the home to a variety of ethnic groups including the Miao, Dong and Tujia and their different social customs attract the visitors most. In fact, ethnic minorities make up more than fifty percent of Tongren's population. The customs, folk songs, and performances of the Dong, Tujia, and Miao ethnic minorities are not to be missed when visiting there. One of the cultural heritages in this region is the Nuo Opera which is renowned as the live fossil of Chinese Opera. Special performances, for example the 'Climbing the blade', can be seen at the Nuo Opera. The performances are both breathtaking and wonderful. The 'Nuo Mask' and other wares which are used in Nuo Opera now are on display at the China Nuo Opera and Nuo Mask Museum.
- Last updated on Jul. 26, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Tongren Travel
Asked by Betty from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 26, 2023 03:06Reply
What is the best way from tongren to guilin
We buy single ticket guilin to tongren but there is no more tickets by train what is another way to come back to guilin, bus plane private driver, etc thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Jul. 26, 2023 20:58

There is no direct flight, train, or bus between the two cities. It is suggested to take train from Tongren to Huaihua and transfer to Guilin. The bus transfer is also available but you need to transfer in different bus stations.
Asked by Michael from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 15, 2019 14:14Reply
I have read there is a bus between Tongren station and Fenghuang
But I'm struggling to understand if there is a bus service service between South Railway Station (where I arrive) and Fenghuang? If anyone can advise me on how to travel between the two it would be most appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy from USA | May. 15, 2019 22:53

Hi, the bus station is near the Main Railway Station. You need to take bullet train from South Railway Station to Main Railway Station and it takes about 30mins and costs about CNY30.
Asked by Joy from THAILAND | Feb. 28, 2019 20:51Reply
Have a bus or train from Guiyang North Railway Station to Tongren?
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Answered by Dominic from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 04, 2019 19:09

You can take direct bullet train from Guiyang North Railway Station to Tongren Railway Station. It takes around 2 hours on the way. The ticket fare of 1st Class Seat is CNY247, 2nd Class Seat is CNY147 and Business Cls. Seat is CNY462.5.
Answered by Joy from THAILAND | Mar. 05, 2019 03:42

Do you recommend the hotel nearest or convenience for travel to Fanjingshan mountain?
Answered by Dominic | Mar. 05, 2019 17:40

You are suggested to find a hotel nearby the railway station. The North Coach Station is close to the railway station. And there are several direct coaches to Fanjingshan.
Asked by Mike from CHINA | Mar. 15, 2018 00:08Reply
Whats the best way to get to and from Yinjiang from Tongren?
and where does the bus leave from in TR?
Answers (1)
Answered by Colla from USA | Mar. 15, 2018 01:45

Direct buses are recommended. There are many schedules between 08:00 - 16:00 every an hour & 17:30 at TR Bus Station. It costs CNY54 and takes 2-3h.
Asked by daniela from CHILE | Feb. 27, 2018 18:16Reply
north bus station to tongren railway station
hi! ive read that the railway station, the one that departs trains to chongqing, is located north of tongren and so does the bus station, in wich ill arrive from fenghuang.

are they near each other ? should i take public transport between them ? is walkable?

thank u for info :)
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Answered by Tent from BELGIUM | Feb. 27, 2018 21:01

I just know tge Tourist Bus Station is about 300m west to the train station, you may have a look. And it is said that the new north bus station is under construction and I am not sure whether it is open.
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