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Qiandongnan Tarvel Guide


guizhou_transportation.jpgLocated in southeastern of Guizhou Province,Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture neighbors Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Zunyi City and Tongren Region within the province. It is also bounded on the east by Hunan Province in the neighborhood of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south.Kaili is the capital city of Qiandongnan Prefecture.

Qiandongnan Facts
Full Name: Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture
Chinese Name: 黔东南苗族侗族自治州 (qián dōng nán miáo zú dòng zú zì zhì zhōu)
Population: 4,446,200 
Area: 30,337 square kilometers (11,713 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Miao, Dong  

Administrative Division: 15 counties (Huangping, Shibing, Sansui, Zhenyuan, Cengong, Tianzhu, Jinping, Jianhe, Taijiang, Liping, Rongjiang, Congjiang, Leishan, Majiang, Danzhai); 1 county-level city (Kaili)

Seat of the Prefecture Government: No.11, Beijing Dong Lu, Kaili City


Physical Features

Qiandongnan lies in the transition area from Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau to hills and basins in Hunan and Guangxi. Karst and eroded landforms are widely distributed in the prefecture. Its general terrain is higher in the north, south and west while lower in the east. Western and northwestern part of this prefecture is medium and low mountains, and its eastern and southeastern part has complex distributions of low mountains, hills and basins. On the whole, mountainous region occupies over eighty-seven percent of the prefecture's total area.


History of Qiandongnan

Before the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC), this area was known as a place of southern barbarians and partly belonged to the Chu Kingdom and a local ethnic regime. It made great progress in development during the exploitation of the Miao region in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).


What to see in Qiandongnan?

Qiandongnan lies in the transition area from Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau to hills and basins in Hunan and Guangxi. Karst and eroded landforms are widely distributed in the prefecture. Its general terrain is higher in the north, south and west while lower in the east. Western and northwestern part of this prefecture is medium and low mountains, and its eastern and southeastern part has complex distributions of low mountains, hills and basins. On the whole, mountainous region occupies over eighty-seven percent of the prefecture's total area.

Qiandongnan is a beautiful area. Ethnic minorities in Qiandongnan have a population of 3,640,000, over eighty percent of the prefecture's total population. Miao and Dong minorities are the biggest groups. The colorful traditional festivals and local folk customs are the highlights of the prefecture. Road-block drinking is the first ritual when the hospitable Miao people welcome guests. From the foot to the gate of the village, there are usually twelve barriers with full dressed Miao youths pledging wine to visitors...more

Guizhou Xijiang Miao Village.jpgBasha Miao VillageGejia Miao Village
                  Xijiang Miao Village                  Basha Miao Village         Matang Gejia Miao Village
Nanhua Miao Villagesisters-meal-festival-guizhouLongli Town
               Nanhua Miao Village           Shidong Miao Village           Longli Ancient Village 
Zhaoxing Dong Villagekaili-feiyun-cliff
               Wuyang River Scenic Area                  Zhaoxing Dong Village           Feiyun Cliff 

How to get to Qiandongnan?

Kaili City is the capital of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, as well as its political, economic, cultural, technology, education, logistics, and information center,The transportation of the region has become more and more convenient. Kaili Huangping Airport (IATA: KJH, ICAO: ZUKJ) is an airport serving the city of Kaili, the seat of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou Province, China. It is located in Huangping County, 12 kilometers northeast of the county seat and 54 kilometers from Kaili...more


When to visit Qiandongnan?

Qiandongnan enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate bearing some features of plateau climate. Average temperatures of the coldest January and hottest July are respectively 5-8℃ (41-46.4℉) and 24-28℃ (75.2-82.4℉). The rainy season usually lasts from April to October, mainly concentrating on spring and summer.
Visitors can visit there in spring, summer and autumn. It is notable that a spread of half a year in Kaili is in rainy season. A raincoat or umbrella should be carried for this trip. 


Qiandongnan Tarvel Tips

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0855-8222547
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch: No.2, Shaoshan Nan Lu, Kaili City
China Post Branch: No.1, Beijing Dong Lu, Kaili City

Kaili City:  Kaili, the capital of Qiandongnan Prefecture, is famous for the Miao and Dong ethnic culture. Many of the nearby villages inhabited by the ethnic minorities are worth trying. It is praised to be the 'town of a hundred festivals'. International Lusheng Festival held annually should be the grandest. The festival aims to show the ethnic cultural of the region as the birthplace of Lusheng, the reed-pipe wind instrument.

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