Zunyi Travel Guide
Area: 30,762 square kilometers (11,877 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Gelao, Miao
Location: Situated in northern Guizhou Province, this city is bordered by Chongqing in the north and in the neighborhood of Luzhou city in Sichuan Province. The capital city of Guizhou, Guiyang, is located 155 kilometers (96 miles) south to it.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Huichuan, Honghuagang); 8 counties (Zunyi, Tongzi, Suiyang, Zheng'an, Fenggang, Meitan, Yuqing, Xishui); 2 autonomous counties (Daozhen Gelao and Miao Autonomous County, Wuchuan Gelao and Miao Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Chishui, Renhuai)
Seat of the city government: No.343, Renmin Road, Huichuan District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0852-8234910, 9259053
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: No.1, Minzhu Road, Honghusgang District
China Post: No.69, Zhonghua Road (South), Honghuagang District
Zunyi Attractions - Things to Do
Tea Culture Park: Located in Meitan, a land of famous tea, the park is a complex tea culture themed park, including a teapot-shaped museum, tea related products exhibition, and tea knowledge education, etc.
Other Scenic Spots: Loushan Pass, Site of Hailongtun Tusi Fortress, Maotai Town, Kuankuoshui Virgin Forest
How to get to Zunyi
Zunyi Maotai Airport in Maotai Town is built to serve the public in Renhuai City in Zunyi which is about 16km (10 mi) to the city proper of Renhuai. The air routes have covered about 30 domestic cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Hangzhou, etc.
2. The local Railway Station stands at the end of the Beijing Road north of the city proper, and is about ten minutes' drive from the downtown area. Through the Guiyang-Zunyi Expressway, the city can be reached from the capital city Guiyang with a bit more than two hours. The central bus station lies near the railway station in Beijing Road. Another is the Zhongzhuang station in Hai'er Dadao of Honghuagang District, about ten kilometers (6.2 miles) from the city downtown area.
When to Go: Zunyi is an all-year-round tourist destination. Although it will be hotter in summer, it has many summer resorts to help repelling the summer heat.
Zunyi Travel Tips
History: From the 8th century BC to the 5th century BC, the domain of present Zunyi was governed by several kingdoms of local ethnic groups. It was in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) that the court established county around present Zunyi city proper. Bozhou, the old name of this icty had been used for 962 years since the year of 639 in early Tang Dynasty (618-907). Three years later, Luomeng County under Bozhou was changed to Zunyi County. This is the first time the name 'Zunyi' occurred.
Physical Features: The city lies in the east of the slope where the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau stretches toward Sichuan and Hunan. The Dalou Mountains zigzags southwest-northeast through the city and divides the city into the southern part with basins, low mountains and hills as the main landforms and the northern area covered by medium mountains and valleys.
Gelao minority is the oldest ethnic group in Guizhou. They have their own spoken language but no written language. The third day of the third lunar month is the Spring Festival of the Gelao people.
Furthermore, Guizhou is the origin of Chinese national liquor Maotai. During July and August, Guizhou will hold liquor festival in this city proper, Maotai Town of Huairen City and Shizhang Cave of Chishui City. Visitors can admire the Shizhangdong Waterfall, Maitai Distillery, and meanwhile taste the local liquors.
Special Local Products: Maotai Liquor, tobacco leaf, wax printing of Miao, Maofeng tea, Chishui sun vinegar
By the way, you can take Shuttle Bus to ZY Bus Staton, then transfer to bus 13 and get off at Maocaopu, walk south along the road for about 3 minutes; you will see the Maocaopu Bus Station.
2. As for the returning bus to ZY, it leaves at 6:35 and 10:10 from Chuishui Bus Station.
3. There is only one bus from ZY to Tongren, which leaves at 8:30 and takes about 8 hours.
How much does the bus-tickets for the Chishui - ZY and ZY - Tongren cost?
By the way, it takes about 3 hours from Chishui to ZY and about 4 hours from ZY to Tongren.
The schedules are 08:00, 09:30, 12:00, 14:30, 15:30 and 17:00.
We are staying in Zunyi on Guangzhou road. We are interested in a tour of the famous waterfalls. Are there English tours/tour guides in ZY?
Dr. Jeff Popko