The Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan

Last updated by meimeili at 2016/4/21


For those travelers looking for a lush gorgeous place for a vacation with a lot of great places to see and some awesome scenery, the Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan is a great place for a very unique vacation spot. 

Located in the southeastern quadrant of Wenshan in the Yunnan Province, this rare place is home to some amazing karst topography coupled with rivers, waterfalls, mountains, caverns, and forests.  The people of this region are lively and friendly and have some of the most unique festivals of any place this part of the world.  It’s not the normal stopping place for the average traveler, which makes it all the more special as a unique place to spend a vacation, and well worth the trip.

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This magnificent Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan is an incredibly scenic location actually located in a basin in the Wenshan Yunnan Province and the Miao Autonomous Prefecture.  It’s an amazing scenic are that covers about 42 square miles of incredible scenery.  The ancient Yi village is home to the Yi whose favorite pastime consists of dancing and singing – so be prepared for a lot of fun and music from these happy, fun people.  They love their festivals and they enjoy playing a variety of native instruments.

This area dates back to the Ming dynasty beginning in the mid 1300s.  The main crop in this area is rice and during the fall, the entire area appears golden and green because of the rice fields, which are divided by the Babao River.  The assorted peaks of lush green and black, combined with the winding River and the golden rice fields, make this spectacular area look like something out of an imaginary fantasy land.

The majority of these karst peaks range from 160 feet high to 325 feet high and are very sharp at their pinnacle; although there are a few under 160 feet.  The lazy Babao River winds its way slowly from the Hemei Lake and flows north passing charming villages and farms with plenty of natives along the way.  There are 25 rivers that flow throughout this region that all provide uniquely fascinating scenery.

One of the most unique locations in the Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan is the wind tunnel, and the area of the Old Bridge where the five ancient texts and assorted artifacts were found.  There are four primary section that make up the Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan which include the Babao, Heye, the Tangna Cave, and the Sania Waterfall.

This is a very relaxing place to spend a vacation, and perfect for the budding photographer who want some interesting shots in one of the most unique places on the planet.  There are two principle waterfalls, known as the Prince Phillip Falls and the Ge Fung Falls that visitors must see while touring through the Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan

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Southeast Yunnan Province bordered by Burma and Wenshan County

How to Get There?

Wenshan Puzhehei Airport has Flights from Kuming, Nanning, and Guangzhou .  From the airport, take a bus on the four hour ride to the Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan, Wenshan Yunnan Province.

Bus Fare: The price of the bus far is approximately 80Y per person for the sleeping buses, and about 60Y for regular seated buses.

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Climate: May to October is the rainy/monsoon season and average temperatures range from 6.5°C to 13.5°C in the winter months and between 17°C to 28.5°C in the summer months.  May to September are best months for tourists to visit.

Clothing: Warm sweaters and socks are needed for the evenings in the winter months because it does get quite chilly.

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