RITNBImpressive natural sight attracting thousands of local tourists daily. Area includes separate sights, apart from the big Huangguoshu waterfall there are also other smaller waterfalls and places to walk around and for us it wasn’t clear to which area the shuttle buses would take us (always ask the bus driver first to avoid wasting time at secondary sights). HGS waterfall itself is breathtaking, it’s massive cascade spraying the plant life opposite it as well as the tourists. You can walk behind the water curtain, but it takes a long time to queue and walk single file. The trip takes around two hours if you walk fast and don’t make detours. There is an elevator taking tourists down to the main sight but taking the stairs doesn’t take too long either and if you are mobile I wouldn’t recommend spending the extra money.
M33***53Entry to the Sky Eye base is completely free, you can rest assured, but we need to pay the relevant fare. And when entering, all electronic equipment needs to be stored in the front desk on the automatic storage. If you don't want to go to the nearby Science Museum, just pay a full fare, there's no need to spend so much time.
We couldn’t stop drooling over all the incredible food options available to us when strolling through the streets and local market of Danzhai. From freshly cured meats and sweets to grilled tofu, sweet potatoes and more, we could have easily stayed an entire day just feasting on food - including these awesome cold rice noodles.
🥢 Cold rice noodles, DIY style. Customised to taste using an array of sauces / condiments and toppings. Just look at those heaped bowls 😍
📍Danzhai Food Street, Guizhou, China
We travelled 1.5 hours from Libo to Danzhai to experience batik art first-hand; a craft inherited through generations among the Miao ethnic group. While we were disappointed that it wasn’t the intimate workshop we had hoped for in terms of learning more about the history of the craft and the meaning behind the designs and motifs we saw (we were led to a huge open plan room, handed pots of melted wax and told to just get on with it 😆), we loved exploring shops filled with delicately decorated batik prints hidden within the streets of the town, alongside intricate architecture and a street a filled with life.
📍Danzhai, Guizhou, China
The thousand household village, and the largest Miao village in China.
Set in the natural basin of a valley, surrounded by paddy fields, wooden houses on stilts (known as diao jiao lou, 豆角楼) rise up off the grounds covering the hillsides. Comprised of three storeys, the first usually is usually used for storage of tools and livestock; the second acts as the bedroom, living room, kitchen; the third is used to store grain and other products.
From long table banquets and colorful performances to incredible viewing decks and unique local eats, you’ll need to stay at least two days to experience everything Xijiang Miao Village has to offer.
📍Xijiang Miao Village, Guizhou, China
A hideout from the city.
Aside from the seven-arched bluestone bridge that can be found in the Seven Small Arches Scenic Area, this ancient, water-filled forest makes for a fairytale-like escape from urban life. While here, don’t miss out on paddling your own boat through the vibrant green waters 🚣♀️
📍Seven Small Arches Scenic Park, Libo Scenic Area, Guizhou, China
If you’re planning on heading to Guiyang, in Guizhou province, any time soon, you will definitely want to check out 包整(甲秀楼店). We randomly chose this restaurant as it was one of the closest restaurants to Jiaxiu Pagoda in downtown Guiyang to feast on a local dish / snack called Si Wa Wa (丝娃娃).
We were presented with a huge platter featuring an array of fresh and pickled vegetables, everything from radish and cucumber to mushroom bean sprouts, tofu and more! In the middle of this platter was a stack of paper-thin wrappers. It reminded us of a spring roll, just...deconstructed.
To top it all off and round off the flavour of each roll, you have to drizzle in some sour tomato soup (which we were able to customise ourselves using the DIY sauce bar!
🥢 Si Wa Wa Platter
🥢 Fried Mashed Potato Cake
🥢 Fried Rice with Crispy Pork Bits, doused in Moutai and set alight!
📍 Downtown Guiyang, opposite Jiaxiu Pagoda
Address - Shop g058, Hunter City Plaza, 1b, 2 / F, basement building, Hunter international podium, 33 Wenchang South Road, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Ambiance/Facilities - The place does not accommodate sit ins .It’s good for take out .
Highlights - The egg waffle is served a little cooler for the crust to be crispy and crunch .Heaven in your mouth
Avg. Price per Person - 30’
Rating - 4/5
Address - Wenchang South Road Xiyao Lady Life Jihe F2 Turn Left, Nanming
Ambiance/Facilities - The space is beautiful .It’s very spacious and you can fit a large group if you want to have a dinner party .
Highlights - The food is up to a good standard.
Avg. Price per Person - 100¥
Rating - 4/5
Address - Shinan Road No.42 Nearby, Nanming
Ambiance/Facilities - The atmosphere is great and very calming .You can have an enjoyable afternoon lunch and dinner .The environment is clean
Highlights - The service is very good .
Avg. Price per Person - 90¥
Rating - 4/5
Found to the east of Guizhou Provinxe, Zhenyuan is an ancient town that is rich in cultural relics and history. From caves and rivers to temples and pavilions, there’s quite a lot to explore here, so you might want to stay at least two nights in order to see it all!
While here, be sure to hit these key spots:
- Black Dragon Cave: an ancient temple located on Zhonghe Mountain
- Wuyuang River: a charming and picturesque river with multiple scenic spots to explore!
📍Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Guizhou