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Qingyan Ancient Town

Introducing Qingyan Ancient Town, Qingyan Ancient Town Guide, Qingyan Ancient Town Travel Guide
Article from Guiyang Municipal Commission of Tourism

Qingyan Ancient Town is in the southern part of the city of Guiyang, Guizhou province, 29 kilometers from the city center. Qingyan Ancient Town was built in the 11th year of the Hongwu emperor, Ming dynasty (AD 1378), and is one of the best-known ancient cities in Guizhou. Qingyan Ancient Town covers a 3-square-kilometer area, and still has a Ming and Qing dynasty style, with some architectural characteristics. Qingyan Ancient Town has more than 30 temples and clan halls, eight shrines, five garrets, three caves, one palace, and one yard, with lovely carved beams, rafters, and pillars.

Qingyan Ancient Town is a place where eastern and western cultures, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Catholicism meet. In addition to the many temples in Qingyan Ancient Town, there is a Christian church and a Roman Catholic church.

Qingyan Fortress was built in 1378, so it has a more than 600-year history and experienced times of refurbishment and expansion. The fortress was originally made of earth, with walls and alleys of stone added over the years.

Quick Facts on Qingyan Ancient Town

• Name: Qingyan Ancient Town
• Location: 29 km from Guiyang
• Phone: +86-851-3200031
• Date: Ming dynasty (1378)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 40

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