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guizhou_transportation.jpgZunyi City is one of the famous historic and cultural cities of China. Situated in northern Guizhou Province, Zunyi 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 south to Zunyi City.

Facts of Zunyi

Chinese Name: 遵义 (zūn yì)
Population: 7,432,800
Area: 30,762 square kilometers (11,877 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Gelao, Miao

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

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.

Administrative Division2 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)

History of Zunyi

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.

What to See in Zunyi ?

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.

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          Chishui National Nature Reserve                  Hailongtun Tusi Fortress        Yanziyan National Forest Park  

The site of Zunyi Conference
                Shizhangdong Waterfall                    Sidonggou Valley 
            The Site of Zunyi Conference

The Site of Zunyi Conference is one of the top attractios of Chinese Red Tourism, the other attractions are located around Zunyi City,such as Loushanguan Pass, The Red Army Hill. etc.

How to get there?

By Air: 

Xinzhou Airport is about 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) to the east of the city center. Originally a military airfield, it has been used for passenger transport too since August 28, 2012. Currently, there are flights to / from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Xian, Sanya, Wuhan, and Hangzhou, etc. It takes about 70 minutes between the airport and the urban area by airport shuttle bus. The ticket fare is CNY 18

By Train

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.Tourists can take train from Zhangjiajie to Zunyi,but you need to stay overnight on the train.

By Bus

The high-speed way can reach to Zunyi City from Guiyang,Huaihua,Chongqing,Chishui.So it is no very difficult to get to Zunyi if you want to visit the nice place.

When to visit Zunyi?

Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate, the city is not bothered with chilly winter and torrid summer. The weather is relatively moderate, and the annual average temperature falls between 13 and 18 degree centigrade (degree Fahrenheit). The rainy season coincides with the heat season.The city 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

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