Zunyi 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.
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 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)
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.
Chishui is the principal tourist destination there. The Shizhangdong Waterfalls which is famous for its spectacular waterfall, bamboo sea and Danxia Landform are praised to be on a par with the distinguished Huangguoshu Waterfall. In addition, the Sidong Creek, Ancient Town of Bing'an, Moon Lake, China Jurassic Park, Zhuhai (Bamboo Sea) National Forest Park and many other attractive spots make Chishui the must-go destination for visitors when they are there. Notable is that Danxia landscapes in Chishui enjoy a high reputation. They can be admired in many scenic spots in Chishui. Chishui is located in northwestern of this city. The most convenient way to Chishui is taking plane to Luzhou of Sichuan Province first and then changing to buses to get there.
Located on Hongqi Road in the old section of Zunyi, this is a two-storey wood and brick building of combined Chinese and Western architectural styles. In January 1935, the Red Army arrived in Zunyi on their historic Long March and held a conference of great significance there. Listed as a major cultural relic site under state protection, the building now houses the Zunyi Conference Memorial Museum. The slogans written at the time have been preserved.
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.
Site of Tangya Tusi DomainSite of Laosicheng Tusi Domain
How to get there?
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
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.
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