GL01-07: One Day Private Sanjiang Tour from Guilin

Dong Villages - Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge - Drum Tower
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
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The guide will contact and talk over with you about the departure time one day in advance. In the morning, you will meet the guide at the hotel on time. Then we will set out to the Guilin railway station by taxi for the high speed train to Sanjiang. After arrival, the driver will pick us up at the exit. The first stop of our Guilin Sanjiang tour is a Dong Village. We will appreciate the special architecture of the minority nationality, appreciate the folk costumes and feel the local culture.
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge
At noon, you will have lunch by yourself. While the guide will give you some recommendations on the featured restaurants and food so that you can choose based on your interest. In the afternoon, we will head to Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge. It is the best-preserved and largest existing wind and rain bridge integrating the corridor, pavilion and tower, which symbolizes the local people's wisdom and is reputed as the art treasure of China's wooden architecture. The last stop is the landmark and soul of the village - Drum Tower. Climbing to the reviewing stand of the tower, you will be able to overlook the whole county.

At the end of our Guilin Sanjiang Tour, the guide will accompany you to go back to Guilin by high speed train and return to the hotel by taxi. 
Tour Highlights
Dong Villages
There are in total eight Dong villages with about 10,000 residences in the scenic area. And it is famous for the unique wind and rain bridges, drum towers, wooden stilted buildings and the strong folk customs. Beside the architecture, you can also see the rice terraces and waterwheels, pay a visit to a typical residence or a local craftsman family, appreciate the authentic folk music & dance performances and taste the special local food to experience the simple lifestyle there.
Dong Village
Drum Tower
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge
As one of the world's four historic bridges, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge is the landmark of Sanjiang County. It is also called Yongji Bridge. Among all the ancient bridges, it is the most beautiful, largest and best-preserved one with a history of more than 100 years. The bridge stretches across the Linxi River, with a length of 64.4 meters (73.4 yards), a width of 3.4 meters (3.7 yards) and a height of 10.6 meters (34.7 feet). There are five tower-like pavilions and nineteen corridors on the bridge. It is of tenon and mortise structure and built with wood and stone in 1912. Though without a nail, it remains intact till now.
Drum Tower
Sanjiang Drum Tower is the first drum tower in Dong Villages and renowned as the top one in the world. With 27 layers of tile eaves, the 42.6-meter-high (139.7-foot-high) Drum Tower is the highest building in the village. And the light cornices of each layer, the delicate carving decorations and the bright colored paintings on the roofs have been in great contrast with the huge and rough body. In the tower, the four pillars made of over 100 years old cedar is the only in the history of drum towers. The stone foundation bed is carved with vivid reliefs of the local life scenes. There are also four reviewing stands designed in the tower where tourists can overlook the villages. Till now, the Drum Tower is an important place for the villages to hold various ceremonies and meetings, welcome the guest, enjoy a leisure time and so on.
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Price Includes
  • Train fares of Guilin/Sanjiang/Guilin
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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