about this trip

Surrounded by mountains, thousands of years of time seem to have abandoned this place. The ancient style, rhyme and ancient songs here are well preserved, and the harmonious coexistence between man and nature, this is Guizhou.

Traveling in Guizhou seems to be perceiving an unknown paradise. I have visited Guizhou three times before and traveled through most of the southeastern and southwestern Guizhou. Except for the Fanjing Mountain in the easternmost part of Guizhou, this is the northwestern Guizhou that I have never set foot in. , Before I came here, I knew nothing about Northwest Guizhou. After going there with my friends this time, I fell in love with this paradise outside the mountains.

Guizhou is a typical mountain kingdom. It is known as "eight mountains, one water and one field". Guizhou is extremely rich in tourism resources. Nature has created many beautiful scenery with its uncanny craftsmanship. Guizhou is a multi-ethnic cohabitation Province, there are 56 ethnic groups in the province. On this beautiful land of Guizhou, many ethnic minority villages are dotted around the mountains. They are far away from the world, peaceful, simple and beautiful...

【Guiyang Qingyan Ancient Town】

I got up early to catch the plane, and it was already noon when I landed. After quickly checking in at the hotel, I drove with my friends to the first stop of the trip - Qingyan Ancient Town.

Qingyan Ancient Town, one of the four ancient towns in Guizhou, is located in the southern suburbs of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province. It was built in the tenth year of Hongwu in the Ming Dynasty (1378) and was originally a military fortress. In the ancient town, exquisitely designed and exquisitely crafted Ming and Qing ancient buildings are densely intertwined, temples, pavilions, painted pillars, carved beams, flying corners and double eaves alternate with each other. The town is full of talents, including Zhou Yuhuang, a famous historical figure, and Zhao Yijiong, the number one scholar in the late Qing Dynasty (the first number one scholar in Guizhou history).  

Qingyan Ancient Town was built in the Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 600 years. It was an important channel for the Ming Dynasty to station troops and trade. It is also known as the four ancient towns in Guizhou along with Zhenyuan, Bing'an and Longli. Qingyan Ancient Town has historically produced Zhao Yijiong, the first literary champion in Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces. When the Eight-Power Allied Forces invaded China, the "Qingyan Teaching Case" that shocked China and the world occurred. At the same time, Qingyan is also a rare ancient town where four religions coexist.

In the ancient town, there are historical relics such as Qingyan teaching case site, Zhao Zhuangyuan's mansion, Mr. Ping Gang's former residence, and the Red Army's Long March combat headquarters, which shocked China and the world in modern history. Zhou Enlai's father, Deng Yingchao's mother, Li Kenong and other revolutionary predecessors and their families all lived secretly in Qingyan. Qingyan Ancient Town was also one of the places where Zhejiang University moved to the west during the Anti-Japanese War.

This is the second time I have come to Qingyan Ancient Town. The last time I came here, I said that it has been 13 years or 5 years. Qingyan Ancient Town has taken on a new look. It seems that I can’t see the shadow of the past. Crowds of tourists are walking on the bluestone road of the ancient town. , Behind the hustle and bustle, you can still smell a trace of the atmosphere of the ancient town.

Walking in the ancient town, there are paves selling braised pig's feet on both sides of the road. The trilogy of snacks in Qingyan Ancient Town: braised pig's feet, cake porridge, tofu dumplings, must try.

According to legend, Zhao Yijiong's mother made a lot of food for Zhao Yijiong to take the exam on the road. The most famous one is this "salted pig's trotter". After Zhao Zhuangyuan was in high school, braised pig's trotters became the champion's trotters that everyone wanted to eat. It is said that many parents will bring their children to eat before the entrance examination.

Walking along the stone road all the way, came to a small river, and suddenly saw a small hill standing on the other side of the river, with a city wall winding over it. At this time, I discovered the special place of Qingyan ancient town. It turns out that the ancient town is located on the mountain, and the city wall was built on the cliff with huge stones.

Walking through the ancient archways, passing through the mottled drum tower walls, the old bluestone roads are lined with faded old houses. Looking from a height, the whole ancient town seems to be shrouded in thin smoke.

How can we not worship the God of Wealth Temple~

Compared with the ancient towns in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, the temperament of Qingyan Ancient Town is a bit rough.

In the early Ming Dynasty, a Tunpu was set up in Qingyan Ancient Town. In the fourth to seventh year of Tianqi (1624~1627), Ban Lingui, chieftain of the Buyi nationality, built Qingyan Tucheng, led seventy-two villages, and controlled eight divisions and twelve divisions. Qingyan Ancient Town is a military fortress and occupies a special geographical location. After several hundred years of construction and expansion, the earthen city wall was changed to a stone city wall, and the streets and alleys were paved with stones. The surrounding city walls are built on the cliff with huge stones, and there are four city gates in the east, west, south and north. The city covers an area of ​​3 square kilometers, and there are nearly 100 cultural relics and scenic spots.

In order to control the southwestern frontier, the Central Dynasty set up the Guizhou Wei Commander in the sixth year of Hongwu (1373 A.D.) to control the post roads in Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan and Guangxi. Qingyan is located in the middle of the main post road at the gateway to Guiyang in Guangxi. On the post road, there are "shops" for conveying official documents and "ponds" for conveying military information. The troops are stationed under the Shuangshi Peak to build a village, which is known as "Qingyan Village" in history.

In the fourteenth year of Hongwu (AD 1381), Zhu Yuanzhang sent 300,000 troops to Yunnan and Guizhou. A large number of troops entered the hinterland of central Guizhou and stationed in the fields.

After a lapse of five years, I returned to Qingyan Ancient Town for a quick glance, as if I had uncovered the yellowed memories of many years ago. Forgive me for this small private letter. I hope that Qingyan Ancient Town will not forget the history behind it while continuing to develop.

【Liupanshui Wumeng Prairie】

Wumeng Prairie is one of the highest and largest plateau grasslands in Southwest China. The highest altitude is 2857 meters, and the annual average temperature is 11.1 ℃, which is a good place to escape the heat in summer. There are endless unique plateau grasslands, ten thousand mu plateau dwarf rhododendron forests, beautiful and moving alpine lakes full of magical colors, rich ethnic culture of the Yi nationality, and a rare natural wonder in the world - the Buddha's light, which combines majesty, wonder, and beauty. The Niupeng Liangzi Mountain, Badan Mountain and so on are dangerous, steep and secluded.

Standing on the top of the mountain in the Wumeng prairie, you can see the clouds surging over the cliffs, the eagles soaring in the blue sky, and the sea of ​​fog.

When we arrived at Wumeng Prairie, it was close to sunset, and the top of the mountain was chilly, so we checked in quickly, and stayed at the container hotel on the top of the mountain at night. We thought we could see a starry sky in the evening, but the sky was not beautiful, and the dark clouds rolled in the evening. Don't talk about the starry sky, the sky can't be seen, it's gray, I can only pray for a good weather tomorrow.

Walking on the winding mountain road in the afterglow of the sunset, the wind on the grassland is bitter and cold, and there seems to be a hint of winter in the air.

The Mengda Prairie Scenic Spot is composed of 10,000 mu slope grassland pasture, 10,000 mu dwarf rhododendron forest, Tiansheng Bridge, Gesuo River Canyon, Helongtankou Karst Cave, Shili Gallery, Bada Mountain Sunrise, Baiyu Cave and other scenic spots, as well as ancient banyan trees There are 42 scenic spots of natural scenery and humanities, such as 1,000 mu of natural forest, ancient tomb of Long Tianyou, villages of the Yi nationality, "Torch Festival" of the Yi nationality, and "Torch Festival" of the Bai nationality.

There are 100,000 mu of grassland and 40,000 mu of dwarf rhododendron forest on the grassland in the scenic area, with an average altitude of about 2,500 meters. Down below, there are thousands of hectares of blue fields, cattle and sheep come and go, it is boundless and extremely magnificent. At the turn of spring and summer, tens of thousands of mu of dwarf rhododendrons are blooming.

The alpine lake Changhaizi on the left side of the road is 2,000 meters long and 300 meters wide. It is crystal clear and is the highest lake in Guizhou. Rhododendron sea, magical Buddha light, crystal clear plateau lake Changhaizi, etc.

This is the venue for the bonfire party in the evening, next door is the restaurant

We stayed in the container hotel on the top of the mountain in the evening. It is a pity that the sky is not beautiful. It is a pity. But it’s okay, let’s leave some suspense for the next time we come to Wumeng Prairie.

The Wumeng Prairie is part of the Wumeng Mountain National Geological Park. The plateau mountainous landforms are mainly basalt and karst landforms. It is one of the highest altitude and largest plateau grasslands in Southwest China. Wumeng Prairie Scenic Spot is located between Pingdi Yi Township and Sige Yi Township. In the east, it is bounded by the administrative boundary of Panzhou City along the line from Badan Mountain to Ganshan House. At the same time, the topography is divided along the edge of the alpine platform; Paper Mill - Sujiaqing Line; west along the Tiansheng Bridge of Qingshui River, Sige Township - Daditou - Jishanjiao - Yujiapingzi, along the east side of Panshui Highway to Jiangxi Street, Pingdi Township, and north along Sige Township at the foot of Daheishan Mountain Shiyakou - Dazhai - pond line.

The bonfire party started. The local Yi girls and Yi boys sang and danced with the tourists. It was very lively.

In the early morning of the next day, the sky seemed to clear up, as if we saw some shadows of the sun. Following the introduction of the Yi nationality guide girl in the scenic spot, we walked along the long wooden plank road into the depths of the Wumeng prairie.

Although it is not the best season to visit the Wumeng Prairie, as long as the weather is strong, the scenery here is still beautiful. The tour guide said that in April and May every year, the azaleas all over the mountains are intoxicating, and we are looking forward to it.

We climbed to the Buddha Watching Platform. At this moment, the weather is strong, and layers of clouds and mist are lingering between the mountains in the distance. The wind is surging, so spectacular~

According to the tour guide, if the time is right, you can see the "Buddha's light" here.

"Buddha's light" is an optical phenomenon formed under special climate and geographical environment. When the weather suddenly changes and creates large water vapor, the light will be refracted by the water vapor to form Buddha's light. In China, similar natural wonders have only appeared in a few places such as Mount Emei and Mount Fanjing. The Buddha Light in Wumeng Prairie will appear in spring, summer and autumn, and the time of appearance is around 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

After visiting the Wumeng Prairie, we drove to the next destination - Gaodang Village, an ancient village of the Millennium Buyi nationality. Tips: Wumeng Prairie in Guizhou is also called Poshang Grassland and Niupo Liangzi by the local people, so when you ask Wumeng Prairie in the local area, others may not know it.


1. Take a train from Guiyang to Liupanshui, the water city, or fly to Liupanshui Airport from other provinces. Go to Shuicheng Bus Station, take a bus to Yuge and get off the expressway, and take a direct bus to the slope, which is very close.

2. Take the train to Baiguo, take a van to Ping underground, and then you can go to the slope.

3. Take the train to Hongguo Railway Station, exit the station and turn left to Hongguo Bus Station, and take a tourist bus to the slope.

4. Tickets: 30 yuan per person.

5. Equipment: Sun protection is required on the sunny slopes, the ultraviolet rays are strong, the sky is cloudy and the altitude is high and the air is low, so pay attention to cold protection.

6. Board and lodging: Accommodation is available on the mountain and down the mountain. It is recommended that the mountain is cheap. The hotel is 50-80 yuan per night. If the economic conditions are good, it is recommended to go to the mountain, hotel, garage, watch the sunrise and sunset, ride the clouds and fog, fairyland, good luck can also be seen Buddha light. There is roasted mutton on it, and fresh mutton is 70-100 yuan per catty, which is super cost-effective.

[Gaodang Village, a thousand-year-old village of Buyi nationality]

The Millennium Buyi Ancient Village - Gaodang Village is located 7 kilometers southwest of the town of Zhenning Buyi and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province, and can be reached by car from the county town. She is an ancient village of the Buyi nationality with a history of nearly a thousand years. Because the village is located in the mountains, it is like a pot on the peaks. The Buyi language is named "Wengzuo" because of its shape, which means "high swing" in Chinese. Hence the name.

Before we arrived at the gate of the village, we heard the sound of drums shaking the valley. This is the welcome ceremony of the Buyi people in Gaodang Village, which is very culturally distinctive.

 The stone buildings in Gaodang Village were first built in the Ming Dynasty and reached a large scale in the Qing Dynasty. There is a small fortress on the hill in the east of the village, and there is also a fortress on the big mountain in front of the village, called Datun. They are both offensive and defensive facilities for defending the village and resisting the enemy in ancient times. Because it is located in a typical karst landform, it is easy to station troops. Since the Ming Dynasty, large and small forts and camps have been built. Follow the signs and walk to a stone castle built in the Xianfeng period of the Qing Dynasty. The outer wall is made of stone, and the watchtower is a stone-wood structure. The watchtower is 6.8 meters high, the average height of the wall is 3 meters, and the thickness is 60 cm. There are observation holes of different sizes in the watchtowers and walls, which can also be used as shooting holes for muskets, bows and arrows. Now these holes have become places for tourists to take pictures.

This is the legendary door-stopping wine. After drinking one glass, there are three more.

After drinking, don't break the wine bowl

After drinking the bar wine, you should also watch the singing and dancing performances of the Buyi people. The ability to sing and dance is a major feature of the Buyi people. Gaodang Village has inherited this excellent national cultural tradition very well.

In addition to Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival, which are similar to those of the Han nationality, festivals such as "March 3rd", "April 8th" and "June 6th" all have the inherent characteristics of the Buyi people. The most solemn one is "June 6th". ". On this day, the villagers offer sacrifices to the gods of fields, land, and mountains. After the sacrifices, they use chicken blood to stain various homemade paper flags, or make them into big bird shapes and insert them in each field to express their hope for a good harvest. Every household also kills chickens, beats dogs, wraps glutinous rice cakes, makes puff pastry and holds festival feasts. Men, women and children, old and young, dress up in colorful clothes, sing and dance to celebrate the festival.

Buyi Mozu is the ancestor of Buyi and Zhuang, named "Baolutuo", and Mo culture is the belief of Buyi and Zhuang.

Gaodang Village has the Guzhai Buyi Ethnic Culture Square, which consists of Buyi Folklore Exhibition Hall, Village History Hall, National Song and Dance Open-air Performance Field, Ecological "Sponge System" Green Belt, and Tourist Reception Center. In 2016, the Gaodang Village History Museum was awarded the honorary title of "Demonstration Site of Village Ethnic Culture in Guizhou Province" by the United Front Work Department of the Guizhou Provincial Party Committee. The museum has collected more than 3,000 pieces of Buyi folklore items, showing the rich Buyi culture and profound ancient culture. Village history.

Gaodang Village is planted with colorful rice, which is also a farming culture experience area, which does not destroy the basic use of farmland, but also creates a pastoral landscape. Qingqing's seedling field is a small farm vegetable garden. As the first village eco-tourism pilot in the province, the small vegetable gardens of every household are implemented according to the requirements of organic planting.

Looking at this special stone building, does it feel like a religious building in a small country in Eastern Europe?

Seeing this window, it feels like an Orthodox church.

Strolling in the ancient Gaodang Village, I feel that this is a museum of stone buildings. One of the "Eight Monsters" in Guizhou is the "stone as a tile cover" of the Buyi people. The wall is made of stone flakes, which is characterized by warm in winter and cool in summer, heat insulation and moisture repellent, and is not afraid of fire, which is very regional.

The Buyi Mountain Residence on the west side of the square in the village was designed and renovated by Dr. Zhou Zhengxu, a disciple of Academician Wu Liangyong of Tsinghua University, and the Municipal Architectural Design Institute. It is an ancient village on the outside and modern on the inside. On the premise of keeping the appearance unchanged, modern architectural technology and decoration are fully used. Art, adding toilets, kitchens, restaurants and other supporting facilities. Buyi Shanju is open and accommodation can be booked.

The square in the village is covered with harvested rice

The ninety-five-year-old Bouyei grandmother, seeing our foreign tourists, greeted us kindly and took a photo with us~

Today's Gaodang Village is a rare and well-preserved ancient Buyi village in Guizhou. It has the characteristics of a typical village in the third native language area of ​​Buyi. The ancient village is surrounded by green water and green mountains, with a beautiful environment, rich and comprehensive national cultural inheritance, rich accumulation, and many cultural heritage sites.

Gaodang Village is a provincial cultural relics protection area. Traveling through time, the centuries-old stone houses in front of us tell us the vivid history of the Buyi ancestors. Gaodang Mountain is rich in rocks, and the ancestors used local materials to build houses according to the situation of the mountains. The villagers in the village have the surnames Wu and Yang. For thousands of years, the two surnames have watched and lived in harmony as neighbors.

Stone gates, stone bridges, stone houses... The mottled stones retain bits and pieces of the past. Gaodang Village has been dependent on and accompanied by stones for hundreds of years. Turning along the ancient stone road into the laneway, touching the stones full of years of accumulation with your fingers, you can feel the stories behind the stones and trees with your heart. Old people enjoying the cool air in front of the house and behind the house, young children laughing and playing, a quiet and leisurely pastoral picture slowly unfolds.

According to legend, during the period of Zhu Yuanzhang in the Ming Dynasty, he was transferred from the north to the south. Because the typical karst landform here was easy to station troops, many large and small forts and camps were built. In Gaodang Village, there are still three ancient military defense castles of the Ming Dynasty. On the hill to the east of the village, there is a small fort called Xiaotun, and on the mountain in front of the village, there is also a fort called Datun. Echoing each other, they are all offensive and defensive facilities for defending the village and resisting the enemy in ancient times. There are more than 30 relics of simple residents on the top of the mountain behind the village, which are called camps. They were places for the old, weak, women and children in the village to avoid soldiers and bandits in ancient times, and they are partly military in nature. It is also the last strong defense of the village.

Gaodang Village not only has ancient military relics, but also has strong ethnic customs. Residential houses, village gates, stone arch bridges, ancient wells, schools, etc. with rich ethnic characteristics are rare physical evidence for studying the history and culture of the Buyi people.

Gaodang Village also has unique traditional crafts. Batik, brocade, embroidery, etc. have been inherited and developed here. In the evening, Wu Wenfen, a villager, sat at the door of her house and painted wax paintings. She showed off her exquisite batik works, lifelike pictures, and original production techniques, which made people lament the ingenuity of the villagers in Gaodang Village.

In the Bouyei Folklore Exhibition Hall on the south side of the National Culture Square in Gaodang Village, there are more than 3,000 photos, stone tablets, musical instruments, etc. about the history and culture of the Bouyei people, as well as beautiful patterns of Bouyei batik, colorful embroidery, brocade and so on. The real layout of Buyi families, these cultural products with regional ethnic characteristics continue to attract foreign tourists to visit Gaodang Village.

After visiting Gaodang Village, it’s noon, so let’s taste the specialties in Gaodang Village—Boyei cuisine

I only recognize this one, colorful rice, I have heard about it many years ago, and I finally tasted it this time, I am very happy~

After bidding farewell to the commoner compatriots in Gaodang Village, we will continue to the next destination - Tuole Ginkgo Village.

【Tule Ginkgo Village】

Tuole Ginkgo Village is one of my favorite spots in this trip. When autumn is about to slip away quietly, I grab the tail of autumn and enjoy autumn by accident.

Tuole Village was a settlement of the Yi people more than 600 years ago, but it became a mixed settlement of Yi and Han people due to the southwestern army in the early Ming Dynasty. With the development of history, although the residents of Tuole Village have evolved, the culture of "people and trees depend on each other" has not changed since ancient times.

The ginkgo tree in Tuole Village is an ancient plant left over from the earth 30 million years ago, known as the "living fossil" of plants. When asked about the history of the village, the old people in the village always talked about the history without leaving the ginkgo tree. 500 years ago, it was the period when the Ming general Fu Youde's army stationed in Pan County, turned the army into the people, and began to reproduce from generation to generation. Most of the villagers are from Nanjing, claiming to be the descendants of Fu Youde's soldiers (that is, the soldiers transferred from the north to the south by Zhu Yuanzhang in the early Ming Dynasty). The ancient ginkgo tree was planted by the ancestors of Tuole villagers.

Why do these ancestors who used to be soldiers have a special liking for ginkgo? When weapons and killings are turned into jade, it is inevitable to have the mentality of converting to Buddhism. Shiqiao Town, where Tuole is located, used to belong to Lemin District, which was one of the areas with the most Buddhist incense and the most temples in Pan County during the Ming and Qing Dynasties; the soldiers came from Jiangsu, where Nanjing is the capital, and the traditional planting of ginkgo has a long history , the ginkgo tree planted by soldiers from Nanjing at the beginning symbolizes homesickness and nostalgia.

After entering the village, the first thing that catches the eye is the rows of ginkgo trees on both sides of the road. Most of the leaves on the trees have turned golden yellow, and the village is very lively with many tourists. The village has prepared various entertainment activities for tourists, such as shooting balloons, shooting darts, setting up small fish, setting up ornaments, etc.; there are also a variety of local specialties and stalls selling snacks, such as skewers, fried potatoes, Rolling powder, sugar painting and so on.

The gurgling stream flows downstream with the falling golden ginkgo leaves, and the beautiful autumn scenery is inadvertently.

The warm autumn sun shines on the body through the golden leaves, which is warm and very comfortable.

People with small bridges and flowing water, old trees with fallen leaves and tiles, inadvertently, I enjoyed the autumn.

Ginkgo branches stretch out in all directions from paths, ridges, under house foundations, and stone steps, supporting the entire Tuole Village on the roots of the trees. The layers of green leaves in the summer are now all golden yellow, and the fallen leaves are covered with stone paths, houses with black tiles, rice fields after harvest...even the clear and transparent streams in the village and the small stone bridges on the streams, It is also decorated with fan-shaped ginkgo leaves in gold.

A huge village is densely covered by old trees one after another, so that only scales and half claws are exposed; the huge trunk sends the branches of the tree into the air; the thick and golden leaves seem to be splashed all over the sky. "One look at the city, and then look at the country." At this time, the beauty of Tuole Village can definitely be called the beauty of the country and the city.

The cottage is surrounded by mountains and rivers, and the golden autumn leaves give it a dreamy color. We walked down the village path. The tree roots are spread on the road, like the veins exposed on the back of the hands of ancient and rare old people, and many children are playing on the tree roots. Trees lean on each other, and roots are closely connected. There are houses under the trees, and the roots of the trees are at the foot of the walls of the houses. The entire Tuole Village is a village supported by the roots of the trees. According to reports, there are thousands of ancient ginkgo trees in Tuole Village, the youngest is over 300 years old and the oldest is over 500 years old. Experts believe that such a contiguous ancient ginkgo community integrated with villages is very rare in the world.

The thousand-year-old ginkgo tree is the good wish of the people of Tuole Village for longevity and family prosperity. The ginkgo tree can provide shade from the sun, the leaves can be used to make tea to refresh the mind, the skin can be used as medicine to supplement the body, and the fruit can be peeled and eaten to satisfy hunger. They believe that a female tree is like a mother, with many children and mother suffering, so pollination and fruit bearing should go with the flow, and should not be deliberately done; there is a self in the tree, and a tree in me, and the tree and man are one and cannot be separated. According to the regulations in the village, those who destroy trees will be punished as disrespecting the gods and ancestors. During festivals and festivals, pigs and sheep are slaughtered, and grand tree-sacrificing activities are held, including chanting sacrificial texts, singing folk songs, and bench dancing. With the spread of culture, Buddhism has also entered the green mountains and green waters. The Xilai Temple was built in the north of the village during the Hongzhi period of the Ming Dynasty, and rebuilt during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. Tuole once became the holy place for incense in ancient Panzhou. Under the careful care of the villagers, the ginkgo trees grow freely, and the "sister trees", "husband and wife trees" and "waterfall trees" are magnificent. The villagers' houses are all clear tiles and wooden walls, standing in a linear shape under the shade of trees, and the scenery on earth is natural. What's even more amazing is that there are tree roots passing through the stone arch bridge, together with the 600-year-old post road, the ancient houses of Panzhou and the crystal-clear stream, forming "withered vines, old trees, dark crows, small bridges and flowing water, people, and ancient roads in the west wind". The beautiful picture scroll of "Skinny Horse".

The life of the people in Tuole Village is not very rich. In Tuole Village, selling ginkgo fruit is one of the main sources of income for many villagers, so the villagers cherish the ancient ginkgo trees very much. The whole body of ginkgo is a treasure, and the nuts are called "ginkgo", which is a precious medicine and a rare health food. Drugs for treating cardiovascular diseases can be extracted from Ginkgo biloba.

People in Tuole Village live a long life. According to a local villager, the average life expectancy of people here is 70 to 80 years old, and the longest lifespan is 106 years old. In order to improve the ecological environment of the ancient ginkgo trees, the local government plans to move out about two-thirds of the villagers, leaving only the quaint shingled houses and a small number of villagers. The gurgling stream flows through the village, and the thousand-year-old ginkgo biloba branches and leaves. It is hoped that this peculiar village left to people by nature can be preserved forever, bringing more enjoyment to tourists and locals.

There are thousands of ancient ginkgo trees in the area of ​​less than 3 square kilometers in Ginkgo Village. It is the largest individual, the longest history, the highest growth density of ancient ginkgo, the most concentrated population and the most complete ancient ginkgo community found in the world. The oldest ginkgo tree is more than 1,500 years old. The plant is tall, with a diameter at breast height of 1-2 meters and a canopy height of 15-30 meters. The ancient ginkgo tree has formed a unique characteristic landscape resource with its strong and powerful trunk and golden fan-shaped leaves. "Top Ten Featured Tourist Towns and Scenic Spots in the Province".

Ginkgo Village is a "village on the root of the tree", and the intertwined tree roots on the ground connect thousands of households in Tuole. Every ginkgo tree in the village seems to be trying to show its own personality and style. Whether it is on the path in the village, on the edge of the field, under the eaves or on the stone steps, you can see ancient ginkgo branches everywhere. Fully stretched in all directions with its unique posture.

Tuole people have been living and weaving on this huge ginkgo root for generations, presenting a quiet and peaceful scene everywhere, achieving the perfect combination of ancient trees and villages, and demonstrating the "thousands of generations who are shocked and unique". It has the unique charm of "towering duck feet", and composed a gorgeous movement of "people and trees depend on each other".

Most of the residents in the village now have increased income due to tourism development. Walking in the village, you can see food stalls and stalls selling local products everywhere.

A local specialty sesame candy

If you want to blend in with the beautiful autumn colors, you can rent a set of local ethnic costumes to take a group of photos

cute little doll

This is called prickly pear, I haven't tried it

Location: Tuole Ancient Ginkgo Scenic Area is located in Tuole Village, Shiqiao Town, 35km away from Shuangfeng Town, Panzhou City. Tuole Ancient Ginkgo Village is located in Shiqiao Town, Pan County, 25 kilometers away from Hongguo, Xincheng, Panzhou City.


Road access route:

1. Drive directly from the urban area of ​​Panzhou City through Weihong Highway, pass through Lemin Town to Shiqiao Town, and then go 2.8km north from Shiqiao Town Street to Tuole (you can also take Hongguo-Chengguanliang at Hongguo Bus Station Express transportation to Shiqiao, fare 13 yuan) Railway via Hongguo Railway Station, take the train to Lufan Station for 18 minutes and get off at Lufan Station (fare 4 yuan) [Anshun Dragon Palace Scenic Spot] The scenery is rugged and eccentric. Escaping eight hundred times, watching the underground dragon.

【Guizhou Anshun Dragon Palace Scenic Spot】

The dragon has a special meaning in the traditional symbols of our country, and we often call ourselves the descendants of the dragon. Living in the kingdom of dragons, people naturally have extraordinary fascination and devout worship for dragons.

Dragon Palace is located in Anshun City, 27 kilometers away from the urban area. It is mainly composed of magnificent water caves, cave waterfalls and dry caves, including beautiful pastoral scenery, rough mountains and peaks, stone forest surrounded by green bamboos and colorful ethnic customs composed of natural scenic spots. As a national scenic spot, Dragon Palace has a total area of ​​about 60 square kilometers, including four major scenic spots: Central Scenic Area, Xuantang Scenic Area, Rapeseed River Scenic Area, and Xianrenjing Scenic Area.

The distance between Longgong Scenic Area and Huangguoshu Waterfall is only more than 30 kilometers, which is very suitable for self-driving tour. It is said that the Dragon Palace Scenic Area has "three most and three wonders". Which are the three most and three wonders? Three most: the longest and most beautiful water cave in China; the largest waterfall in a cave in China; the lowest natural radiation dose rate in the world. Three wonders: the swirling water spectacle where the mountains do not turn and the water turns - the swirling pond; the natural short river; the largest cave Buddhist hall in the country - Guanyin Cave.

The wonder of swirling water where the mountains don't turn and the water turns -- the Dragon Palace Swirl Pond. A round pond with an area of ​​more than 10,000 square meters, the water in the pond rotates clockwise day and night, year after year without the help of wind.

Come to the central scenic spot of the Dragon Palace, in the surrounding mountains, you can get its unique aura. Known as the largest "karst museum" discovered so far in China, it is dominated by water and drought caves, integrating caves, waterfalls, canyons, peaks, cliffs, and streams. There are primitive and dense forests, many birds, fresh There are various karst landforms, majestic cliffs and rugged stone forests.

The average water depth of Longgong Tianchi is 31 meters, the water color is green, surrounded by cliffs and cliffs, from Tianchi to the water cave, it is a different world, along the dark river, there are 6 halls, 5 floors of palace caves, all on the water for viewing, The stalactites are far and wide, surrounded by deep gullies and dangerous gullies, and the groundwater sometimes hangs upside down and sometimes bursts out. The main cave is very narrow, with the widest point being fifty or sixty meters away. The narrowest point needs to avoid the rocks on the head and on both sides at the same time . Many dark colored lights are placed on the rock wall, adding a lot of mysterious beauty, forming a comfortable fairyland on earth.

Before entering the cave, you can see "Dragon" and "Shou" on the opposite side of the cave

The largest karst cave waterfall in my country looks like an abyss from top to bottom. On the opposite side of the waterfall is a long husband and wife dragon across the lake, like a long rainbow lying on the waves. It is majestic and vivid, making people feel the totem of the dragon and the spirit of the dragon.

The exit of the back cave of the Dragon Palace is the Xuantang Scenic Spot known as "Xanadu", where there are pastoral scenery, peak clusters, karst caves and rivers, etc. It is named after a 120-meter-diameter pond that rotates 360 degrees in a clockwise direction. The scenic spot is 8.8 square kilometers, located in a closed karst depression, isolated from the world. This scenic spot is composed of idyllic mountains, commoner cottages and natural landscapes in the plateau area. , Mengquan, Zhujingtongyou, Stone Forest, Guanyin Cave and other scenic spots.

The water of Tianchi flows out through a hole, forming a huge underground waterfall with a drop of 37 meters, which is huge and spectacular. There is also a natural dry cave above the water cave, and you can't help but marvel at the uncanny workmanship of nature for this magical land. Dragon Palace Scenic Area is famous for its wonderful scenery, especially the water-karst cave in the central scenic spot is the longest in the country, the waterfall in the cave is the highest in the country, and the natural radiation rate is the lowest in the country. It is called the "three best" in China by experts and tourists. Stepping into the Dragon Palace is like entering a fairyland on earth, a paradise, which makes people linger and forget to return.

The average water depth of Longgong Tianchi is 31 meters, the water color is green, and it is surrounded by cliffs. It is a different world by boat from Tianchi. The stalactites are far and wide, surrounded by deep gullies and dangerous gullies, and the groundwater sometimes hangs upside down and sometimes bursts out. The main cave is very narrow, with the widest point being fifty or sixty meters away. The narrowest point needs to avoid the rocks on the head and on both sides at the same time . Many dark colored lights are placed on the rock wall, which adds a lot of mysterious beauty and constitutes a picture of a fairyland on earth. It feels like people are swimming in the middle of the painting, and they can relax and listen to the introduction of the tour guide. How comfortable it is! What a pleasure! The total length of the known caves is 15,000 meters. Walking along the pool is like entering a fairy-tale world. The stalactites in the caves are hanging and the cave walls are jagged with strange rocks, which is amazing. If you have not finished your entertainment, you can enter the Dragon Palace for the second time to feel a different mood.

The foreign girls who came all the way wore beautiful Miao costumes, which attracted tourists to take pictures, so beautiful~

There are also foreign handsome guys who also wear the costumes of Miao boys and become photographers

This time Guizhou Star mainly visited the above five very famous scenic spots. Whether it is the local natural scenery in Guizhou or the ancient villages with cultural scenery, they all left the most unforgettable memories for me on this trip to Northwest Guizhou. I hope that next time, when the most beautiful summer comes, I can go back to Northwest Guizhou and continue the fate of "Guizhou"~! ! !

【About itinerary】

November 3rd: Arrive in Guiyang at noon, visit Guiyang Qingyan Ancient Town in the afternoon, stay in Guiyang.

November 4th: Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gaodang Village, an ancient village of the Millennium Buyi nationality, visit Gaodang Village, drive to Wumeng Prairie in the afternoon, attend the Yi Nationality bonfire party in the evening, and stay in Wumeng Grassland.

November 5th: Visit Wumeng Prairie, drive to Tuole Ginkgo Village, visit Ginkgo Village in the afternoon, stay in Anshun in the evening.

November 6th: After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Anshun Dragon Palace Scenic Area, walk + take a boat to visit the Dragon Palace Scenic Area, then return to Guiyang by car, and stay in Guiyang in the evening.

November 7th: Wake up naturally, have breakfast at the hotel, and return in the afternoon.