Explore the most worth-visiting scenic spots in Southeastern Guizhou

This route takes you deep into the Miao region, walking along the border towns, and driving through the boundaries of the Yungui Plateau and the Xiangxi hills. Between mountains and rivers, you can visit the ethnic minorities who have lived here for generations.

"Daxiaoqikong is the business card of Libo County, known as the 'Little Jiuzhaigou'. In this several kilometers long canyon, there are lakes, waterfalls, caves, strange peaks, and primitive forest landscapes, with beautiful waters and green mountains everywhere. After the rainy season in June and July, the rivers and lakes in the scenic area become clear, and the scenery is excellent."

Maolan National Nature Reserve in Guizhou

Mulan National Nature Reserve covers an area of over 20,000 hectares and has the world's largest karst primeval forest, abundant in biodiversity. Many outdoor enthusiasts stay here for several days, hiking and camping, enjoying the spectacular scenery of karst peaks and clusters.
Lande Upper Village is one of the earliest Miao villages open to tourists, with a lower level of commercialization compared to Qianhu Miao Village. The village is nestled against the mountains and has around a hundred households, with stilted houses scattered on the mountainside and rivers flowing at the foot of the mountain. It is also known as the "hometown of reed pipes," and visitors often have the chance to witness ethnic song and dance performances.

Qianhu Miao Village

"Qianhu Miao Village is the largest Miao ethnic village in the world, with more than ten Miao villages built on the mountains. By taking a sightseeing car to the viewing platform, you can capture the connected clusters of buildings. At night, Qianhu Miao Village is adorned with flickering lights, presenting a completely different atmosphere from the daytime. If you have enough time, you can also spend a day here."
Zhenyuan Ancient Town is located between two banks that resemble a Tai Chi diagram, with S-shaped Wuyang River flowing through the town. Zhenyuan was a fortress between Hunan and Guizhou provinces in ancient times, known for the saying "To reach Yungui, first defend Zhenyuan". The main ethnic group here is Han, and in the Miao and Dong villages of southeastern Guizhou, it has a unique charm.

Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve

Fanjing Mountain is the main peak of the Wuling Mountains and also the first high peak in the transition zone from the Yungui Plateau to the Xiangxi Hills. It is the holy place of Maitreya Bodhisattva, taking the meaning of "Pure Land of Brahma." Hongyun Jin Ding is the most famous religious landscape in Fanjing Mountain scenic area, with the peak divided into two parts, each with a temple, one enshrining Shakyamuni Buddha and the other enshrining Maitreya Buddha.

Hongan Town

Shen Congwen's "The Border Town" is located in the area of Hong'an Ancient Town. It is in the southeastern part of Chongqing, bordering Tongren in Guizhou to the south and only separated by a river from Xiangxi Prefecture in Hunan Province. The town's buildings are in the style of Tujia and Miao villages, with simple and elegant charm.
The Aizhai Bridge spans the Dehang Grand Canyon, with the Dehang River flowing through the bottom of the valley. Surrounded by clouds and mist in the mountains, it is also known as the "Stairway to the Sky". It took four years to build this bridge, with a span of nearly 1.2 kilometers. The bridge deck is 355 meters above the bottom of the canyon, offering a breathtaking view.

Dehang Miao Village

The Dehang Miao Village is about an hour's drive from Hong'an Ancient Town. It is surrounded by mountains and located along the creek in Aizhai Town. The unique stilted houses on both sides create a picturesque scene of Miao ethnic culture.
Fenghuang Ancient Town is located along the middle and lower reaches of the Tuo River, also known as Tuojiang Ancient Town. The ancient town has architectural features from the Ming and Qing dynasties. During the day, you can take a leisurely stroll along the bluestone paved streets, visit the ancient city museum and Shen Congwen's former residence. In the evening, you can take a boat trip on the Tuo River and enjoy the lights of the hundred households along the banks.
The Great Wall in southern China runs north-south and was built by the Ming Dynasty as a defensive structure, also known as the Miaojiang Border Wall. Due to complex terrain, the scale of the border wall is not as large as the Great Wall in the north. The average height of the wall is about 3 meters, with a total length of 190 kilometers. It is equipped with military facilities such as flood forts, watchtowers, and cannon platforms.