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Anshun Travel Guide

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2015/11/9

Anshun Overview

Anshun, located in the middle of Guizhou Province and the eastern part of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau of China, is a city of great importance in the transport between the two provinces and has a strategic geographic significance as the "threshold to Yunnan and the hinterlands of Guizhou". With a total population of 2,523,000, Anshun has an area of 9,264 sq. km and an altitude of 1,300 meters. The city administrates Xixiu District, Puding County, Pingba County, Zhenning Buyi and Miao Autonomous County, Ziyun County, and Guanling Buyi and Miao Autonomous County.

Anshun is known as a tourist city. The main attractions include Huangguoshu Waterfalls, the Dragon Palace and the Confucian Temple (also named Wen Temple, in which a wax painting museum is situated), and so on.


The Folk Customs of Tunbao People (Ancient Han Ethnic People)

There is a distinct branch of Han Ethnic people inhabiting in Anshun; they are Tunbao people (Ancient Han Ethnic people). They have lived a life seclude from the outside world, who still maintain the life style, costumes, culture, customs and convention of Ming Dynasty (1368 AD to 1644 AD). With a long history of 600 years, a distinct “Tunbao” culture has been shaped-up. It is the living memory of the migration during Ming Dynasty (the largest immigration to Guizhou province and Yunnan province was happened during Ming Dynasty while Emperor Zhuyuanzhang settled a huge amount of troop in these two provinces to strengthen the frontier force) and the unique phenomena of Han ethnic culture. They live in the Ancient Tunbao Village which is valued highly by experts as the living fossil of Han ethnic culture and the last ancient village of Ming Dynasty in the world. Read more about Tunbao people and Ancient Tunbao Village

Dixi Drama (a kind of exclusive ritual dance of Tunbao people)

Dixi Drama (a kind of exclusive ritual dance of Tunbao people), also called Tiaoshen in common parlance, is an ancient drama containing functions of drama, sacrificing and entertainment. Performers all wrap a piece of dark green cloth on the face and wear a mask on forehead. Their costumes are the war suit. It adopts artistic methods of singing, reading, doing and fighting to present the stories and legends of loyal people in Chinese history, which can be read in books such as “the Romance of Entitling Gods” “the Strife between Chu and Han” “the Romance of the Three States” “Xuegang Rebel the Tang Dynasty”. It is called the living fossil of drama history and produced a sensation when performed in France, Spain, Japan and etc. Read more about Dixi Drama

Gorgeous Landscape

The Largest Waterfall of Asia: Huangguoshu Waterfall. The Huangguoshu Waterfalls Scenic is one of the first state-level scenic spots in China. The waterfall cluster is made up of more than 10 ground waterfalls, underground waterfalls, water stone forest in Tianxingqiao Bridge and Tianxing Cave. Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is 74 meters high, 81 meters wide, is the most magnificent one among all the waterfalls. Read More

Karst Wonder: Dragon Palace. The Dragon Palace Scenic Spot has water limestone caves, in-cave waterfalls and the dry limestone caves, plus the natural scene, the stone forest and villages. It is more than 3,000 meters long, and it is made up of 5 parts of limestone caves, connected by underground rivers.