Tongren Travel Tips
When to Go
Tongren is located in the inland of Guizhou Province and has a typical subtropical humid monsoon climate. It is therefore hot in summer and warm in winter, and is rich in rainfall. The annual average temperature is about 13C (55.4F) - 17C (62.6F). Because of its low altitude, Tongren usually has the highest temperature of anywhere in Guizhou during the summer, which is usually about 42.5C (108.5F). Although the summer is hot, the forests of Fanjing Mountain are cooler, meaning tourists can enjoy their stay through all seasons in this region.
The Dong Minority has the largest population among the 24 minority groups in Tongren Region. They live on rice, corn, wheat, sweet potato and jowar and like beef, pork, shrimp and pickled meat or vegetables. They drink sweet wine and Oil Camellia which are considered appropriate for guests. Dong cloth, flax and silk are the preferred materials for clothing among this people. Their special festivals are as follows:
She Day is celebrated by the Dong Minority on the fiftieth day after the beginning of spring. On this day, members of the Dong eat the She Meal which is made of sticky rice, shallots and preserved ham.
The Double 3rd Festival (also called Gan'ao or Shechang) is celebrated on March 3rd of the lunar calendar. People dress up in festive clothing and sing traditional songs.
The Double 6th Festival (also called the Changxin Festival) is the day on which fresh rice, melon and fruit, fish and meat are offered up in homage to the forefathers of the Dong people.
The Tujia Minority holds the second largest population among the groups in Tongren and is one of the oldest groups in the region. They live on rice, corn and food made from sticky rice such as glutinous rice cakes, sweet rice wine and stir-fried rice. Their special festivals are the same as the Dong Minority.
Area: 18,023 square kilometers (6,959 square miles)
Population: about 3,800,000
Nationalities: Han, Tujia, Miao, Dong, etc.
Area Code: 0856
Zip Code: 554300
Tourist Complaint (Tongren Tourism Bureau): 0857- 8236760
Consumer Complaint: 12315 0856 - 5283354
Weather Forecast: 121
The Bank of China provides the easiest foreign exchange service for tourists. Tongren has the following Bank of China branches:
Shizhong Small Local Branch
Address: Minzhu Road
Qiaotou Small Local Branch
Address: Gongqing Road
Tongren Region Post Office
Address: Xiangyan Road
Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital
Address: No.13, Minzhu Road
Address: No.125 Jiefang Road, Chengguan Town
People's Hospital of Wanshan Special District
Address: Jiefang Street, Wanshan Special District
Jinjiang Hotel, located at No. 8 South Jinjiang Road.
Huiteng Business Hotel, located at Jiangnan Road.
Jolly Kaiyue Hotel, located at No. 41 of Gongqing Road.
The price of these hotels are about CNY200-300, and they all have complete facilities. Have a try.
If I want to stay in the city for a longer term, I would like to buy an apartment. Where do you think I can get the information from?
You can go to Lintong Bus Station. There are five direct buses to the airport. But the schedules respectively are 08:00,11:00,13:00,15:00 and 17:30. According to your departure time, there is no long-distance bus.
So you can go to the airport next day. Or just hire a private car at the scenic area in that evening.