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Qinglong Cave

Qinglong Cave is located on the Zhonghe Mountain in the east of Zhenyuan Ancient Town. It is backed by mountains and faces with waters. It integrates Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism together. The magnificent ancient buildings are built on the wall and are simply a replica of the Hanging Temple. Different from the traditional buildings that are built from the bottom to the up, the earliest building of Qinglong Cave, Jade Emperor Pavilion is built close to the main hole of Qinglong Cave. It overlooks the ancient town of Zhenyuan. The Wuyang River forms an S-shaped curve here, which is suitable for the Taoist Eight Diagrams Feng Shui. Since then, the buildings have been built from the top to the bottom on the basis of the Jade Emperor Pavilion, which has finally formed the Qinglongdong ancient buildings. Today’s Qinglong Cave is an excellent place to enjoy the charm of the Wuyang River. It is also like a long scroll of mountains and rivers hanging on the Wuyang River.

Qinglong Cave is the best place for Feng Shui in Zhenyuan Ancient Town. You can see the best and most beautiful scenery of the whole town from the highest point of Qinglong Cave. At the same time, you can understand why it is called Taiji Ancient Town! Although it is called Qinglong Cave, it is actually a Taoist architectural complex, and the architectural design is unique and worth seeing. In short, since you come to Zhenyuan, you must come to Qinglong Cave! The place is very charming, and the commercial atmosphere is not strong.

The Qinglong Cave Scenic Area is opposite to the Shiping Mountain. The scenic spot is dominated by the Wanshou Palace. The pavilions and temples are surrounded by mountains and waters, which is like a hanging temple. From the far away, the buildings in Qinglong Cave are unusually spectacular. The buildings are almost built on high mountains and rocks. You will feel shocked and sighed with the craftsmanship of these unnamed craftsmen!

Zhenyuan Ancient Town

When you get off the train, you will see the bus 1-6 straightly to the Zhenyuan ancient town, and reach the new bridge in ten minutes. The whole town has developed into a tourist city. The street in the ancient town is the snacks street, and the other street mainly features souvenir and clothing stores. In the off-season, there are many choices for the inn, but the hotels near the river are more expensive. Commercialization is beginning to be at scale, souvenir shops are expanding, night scenes are more beautiful, but the bar are also very lively. The sunset near Zhusheng Bridge and the New Bridge is beautiful. Qinglong Temple also is worthy your visit if you are interested. If you want to see the panoramic view of the ancient city, you can climb the mountain along the Sifang Street. There are also many ancient houses in the alleys to visit. They are very special. If you don’t take the boat, it will be enough to arrange 1 day for your trip in Zhenyuan Ancient Town.

Zhenyuan Ancient Town is still worth visiting. If it is not very far away, you can go to there during the National Day. You don’t need to purchase the ticket to enter the ancient town. The consumption is not high, it is very acceptable. Inside, you can climb mountains, take a boat trip on the river, you can play a lot of things there. The whole ancient town is not big, but the scenery is very good, especially the river is very comfortable to view. You will like this non-charged ancient town, which will be more and more lively and funny, and the atmosphere is awesome there.

The ancient city is very clean, the roads are all paved with blue bricks and stones, and there are colorful flowers on both sides. The houses on the rivers were originally hanging houses of the residents. In recent years, they have been converted into bars or restaurants, and there also added trails, planted willow trees. Squatting by the river in the afternoon, soaking a cup of tea and sitting in the shade of the trees, looking at the green hills and hanging buildings on the other side, it is really a very enjoyable thing during your trip in Zhenyuan Ancient Town.

Xijiang Miao Village

Xijiang Miaozhai is known as the world’s largest Miao Village. The whole scenic spot is really big, but the sightseeing is mainly concentrated in the commercial street and snack street, then the wind and rain bridge and the observation deck. The rest are the residential areas of the farmers. When you arrive at the gate of the scenic spot, you must first take a tour bus to enter the north Gate, and then you really enter the scenic spot.

What is not so good in the Xijiang Miao Village is that the place to stay is generally concentrated on the hill behind the wind and rain bridge, and there is no bus available from the north gate to the wind and rain bridge, so you must walk. It is very tired to drag the luggage on the bluestone road, and it is not easy to go. You can rent a car, but it is not cheap. So, if you live in the scenic area, try to be as simple as possible, don’t bring too much. The night view of the scenic spot is still quite beautiful. You can take the sightseeing bus directly from the wind and rain bridge to the viewing platform, or live in a hotel with a private viewing platform. The lights are dim but very romantic.

From an objective point of view, Miaozhai industry is basically contracted by a tourism company. In Miao Village, you can rent their famous costumes for a day, or you can climb the mountains to see the water, and you must taste the local long-tables banquet, which is a special feature in the village. In addition, other specialties can also be tasted. At night it is best to stay overnight in the village. On the mountain in the evening, you can look down on the whole Miao Village. You can also watch local performances. If you have a camera, you can buy a VIP position, which is especially good for photography or shooting. Finally, go to the second door from the East Gate to the North Gate, there is a small hill road where you can go directly into Miao Village.

Huangguoshu Waterfall

Guizhou Province is located in the southeastern part of southwestern China, adjacent to Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Chongqing. The provincial capital is Guiyang. The landforms of Guizhou Province are mostly mountainous. It is the only province in the China that does not have plain support. Guizhou features quaint and picturesque scenery, and it is one of the most typical areas of karst landform development in the world, with the most colorful karst landscape. Famous scenic spots include Huangguoshu Waterfall, Chishui Danxia, Zhijin Cave, Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area, Fanjing Mountain, Zunyi Meeting Site, etc.

The Huangguoshu Waterfall river flows from the cliffs of more than 70 meters high to the rhinoceros pool, causing a loud bang, such as thousands of people drumming, ten-thousand horses running, creating a magnificent scene.

The tour team’s route is generally from steep slope pond to Tianxing Bridge to Great Falls, after eating lunch at the Star Bridge, they will go to the Great Falls, so in the morning, there will be the most visitors in the Star Bridge, and in the afternoon, there will be the most people in the Huangguoshu waterfall. In order to avoid the peak of the crowd during the peak season, it is necessary to travel at a different itinerary. You can go to the Stars Bridge at 16:00 pm, when there will be few people there, do not go out with the tour group when going to Gao Laozhuang. Then for the following itinerary, the Star Cave, the Silver Chain Falls Waterfall, and the water stone forest are the most essential.

The Great Falls We entered at 6 o’clock in the morning, and there were almost no ones. When If you can get up earlier, you can enter into the Huangguoshu Waterfall scenic spot at around 6 o’clock in the morning, when there are really not so many people there so that you can enjoy the charm of the scenery quietly. And you can return to the hotel to sleep again when it is 8:00 in the morning, which is the time that there are crowded people entering the scenic spot.