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To Guiyang


Can I fly to Guiyang from Kaili?
There is no nonstop flight from Kaili to Guiyang temporarily. But the flight to Guiyuang was put into plan by the air company.

How can I go to Guiyang from Kaili?
Visitors can spend two to three hours to take a train to Guiyang. The frequency of the train is more than 30 times from Kaili to Guiyang. It is a lot of convenience for visitors to choose the number of runs.

Can I go to Guiyang from Kaili Bus Station?
Kaili Bus Station is located in North Wenhua Road where you can take buses north to provincial capital Guiyang , east to Zhenyuan County, south to Leishan, Taijiang, Rongjiang and Congjiang counties. The business hour is from 8 o'clock in the early morning to 5 and half o’clock in the afternoon. The buses to Guiyang start every 30 minutes from 07:45 to 19:15, and a special bus starts at 06:00, 06:30, 07:00 pm or every 20 minutes after 20:00. The fare is 40yuan and it takes you 3 hours to get to Guiyang.

How to go to the urban area of Guiyang?
Visitors can take the bus 1 or 2 when get out of the railway station to the centre of Guiyang City.


Local Specialties

Is there any local specialty I can buy in Guiyang?
Miao Ethnic Embroidery Medicine Herbs, Qiantao Zhaosi Green Tea, Peculiar Stones, Batik Products, Dafang Lacquer Ware, Bonuomo Dustpan Painting, Guiyang Chili And Famous Chili Sauce and Yuping Vertical Bamboo Flutes.

What is the difference among all the ethnic minorities of Guizhou?
Almost all ethnic minorities of Guizhou province have their own embroidery. Among them, Miao Ethnic Embroidery is the most famous. The designs of the Miao Ethnic Embroidery are mainly natural scenery. The strong contrasts of the images make the embroidery chic and suit for decoration. There is one kind of embroidering technique called Taohua, the designs of which are mainly geometry patterns and made according to the grains of cloth. The Tiaohao produces of Miao ethnic people in Huaxi district of Guiyang is the most delicate. Miao ethnic people in Huaxi district of Guiyang innovate at the basic of the traditional technique concerning both color and design, which makes their Tiaohua products more modern and popular.

How is the Medicine Herbs?
As one of the four medicinal materials production zones in China, Guizhou is rich in medicinal materials with more than 4,000 kinds of high-quality medicinal plants. In Guiyang, there are more than 170 medicinal plants. Among then, Eucommia Bark (used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat lower back pain, aching knees, and to prevent miscarriage) and Gastrodia (commonly used in China to treat hypertension, improve circulation and resolve headaches) are especially famous.

What is Batik Products?
The batik articles of Guizhou are widely noted and liked for their irresistible artistic charm. Batik is a traditional handicraft. Various designs produced on indigo-dyed cotton fabric reflect strong ethnic characteristics. Modern painting skills have also been applied to the art of batik making in recent years. More about Chinese Wax Printing.

What is Dafang Lacquer Ware?
Dafang lacquer ware, first made in the reign of Hongwu in the Ming Dynasty, has been ranked as one of the five famous lacquer wares in China. See More about Chinese Lacquer Ware.

Where to buy the local specialties?
The main commercial streets of Guiyang are Zhonghua Road, Beijing Road, Zunyi Road, Ruijin Road and Zhongshan Road. Zhonghua Road fully lies grand shopping malls, which is the heaven for shopping and the place where the local people frequently do shopping. Besides, Yangming Road Birds Follows and Antiques Market is the favorite place of Guiyang people for relaxing during weekends.


When is the best time to travel to Guiyang?
Guiyang falls within the monsoon climate in subtropical zone that is temperate and humid without severe winters or hot summers, characterized by abundant rainfall and longer frost-free period, with the annual average temperature 15.3℃; the rainfall 1197 mm; the relative humidity 76.9% and the frost-free period about 270 days. The hottest day occurs in late July, and the coldest in early January. People in Guiyang are proud of the pleasant climate and often compare it to Kunming as "Another Spring City".

If you are fascinating with the Ethnic Customs, the best time to there is during the Spring Festival Holidays and in early spring. The local festivals are mainly celebrated in this month. Avoid visiting there during the May Holidays ( the 1st week of May) and National Holidays ( the 1st week of October), for there will be much more Chinese tourists than other times. There is an old saying that "No sunny days can last more than 3 days in Guizhou". All the year along is the rainy season here, especially in the late Spring and early Summer. Do bring a small umbrella with you.

To Rongjiang


How can I go to Rongjiang from Kaili?
Visitors can only go to Rongjiang by bus from Kaili Bus Station. There will be buses every one hour. It takes four hours to Rongjiang. Rongjiang is one of the scenic spots of Kaili, therefore, when visitors take off the bus, there is the Rongjiang scenic spot.


Local Specialties

What can I buy in Rongjiang Scenic Spot?
Dong Ethnic Brocade, Cross Stitching and Silver Ornament.

Where to buy the local specialties?
Changpanpo Handcraft and Art Market:
The souvenir sold in Kaili is cheaper than those in Guiyang (the capital city of Guizhou province). Please be aware that there are many fake silver ornaments in the market. Changpanpo Handcraft and Art Market is a good choice. There is a spontaneously shaped-up handcrafts and arts market located near Minzu Hotel, Changpanpo, Zhoufu Road, kaili city. The sellers there are basically the local ethnic people. The goods there are in rich kinds and low price. A purse made by Dong ethnic brocade just charges 6 Yuan and 20 Yuan for a delicate umbrella made by bamboo and Wax-Printed cloth.


How is the weather in Rongjiang?
Rongjiang is in the subtropical monsoon climate zone, which is charaterized by cold, humid winter and cool summer.  It's so humid that half of the year sees rain. So visitors had better to take an umbrella.

To Sanjiang


Is there any nonstop transportation from Kaili to Sanjiang?
There is no nonstop transportation from Kaili to Sanjiang. Visitors can take a train or bus from Kaili to Zunyi and transfer the train to Sanjiang.

What are Sanjiang local products?
Sanjiang Black Carp, Gulou Chongyang Wine, Sour Fish of Dong Autonomous County Style, Sanjiang Bamboo Shoots and Sanjiang Oil Tea.

What are the highlights of Sanjiang?
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Chengyang Eight , Sanjiang Drum Tower, Mapang Drum Tower and Danzhou Ancient Town.

How to go to the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge?
Visitors can take a coach to Chengyang at Hexi Bus Station in Sanjiang County and get off at Chengyang Bridge (about 1 hour). The entrance fee is 60Yuan/Person which allows visitors to enter Chengyang Eight Villages via Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and plus an ethnic custom show).

How to go to the Chengyang Eight Villages?
Visitors can take a coach to Chengyang at Hexi Bus Station in Sanjiang County and get off at Chengyang Bridge (about 1 hour) and enter the villages. The entrance fee is covered in the ticket of Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge.

How to go to the Sanjiang Drum Tower?
Start from Hedong Bus Station, 60m along Xingyi Street and turn left and get to Guyi Bridge, cross the bride and walk along Furong Avenue for 310m and turn right to Dongxiang Avenue, walk along Dongxiang Avenue for 310m and turn right to Guangchang Nan Road and walk 200m to Sanjiang Drum Tower. It is about 10minutes by taxi for 10Yuan). The entrance fee is 40Yuan/Person.

How to go to the Mapang Drum Tower?
Visitors can take a bus from Hexi Bus Station and get off at Mapang Village, walk through the village for 10 minutes to get to the tower (Bus fee RMB10/Person, drive for about one hour). It is free to visit.

How to go to the Danzhou Ancient Town?
Visitors can take bus from Liuzhou City Bus Station (3 hours and a half) or Sanjiang Bus Station (2 hours) and get off at Danzhou Pier and take a boat trip (RMB20/Person for 10 minutes). It will take 20Yuan/person to enjoy the boat ship. 



When is the best time to visit Sanjiang?
Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County enjoys a mountainside subtropical sub-humid climate featuring four distinct seasons.

The coldest month is January with 7.3 °C (45.2°F) on average and extreme at 5.2℃ (41.4℉); the hottest month is July, the average temperature is 27.3°C (81.2°F) and can go up to 39.5℃ (103.1℉). The relative humidity is above 81%. It snows from now and then up in the high mountains in winter. Rainstorms are often in summer.

Sanjiang suits for traveling all year round and has its best during spring and summer. In spring, you won’t need too much clothes if you don’t plan on overnight camping. The thriving surrounding brings out a lively color as everything comes back to life from a cold winter. Ideal for morning hiking up to the mountain or join the farmers at ploughing and spring-tea-picking.

Also, most of the major celebrations and weddings can be seen during the Chinese Spring Festival. During summer, despite its heat, you will be delightfully surprised to visit the rice terrace fields; swimming, hiking and camping are also suitable activities.

What should I take to Sanjiang?
Things you might need: a torch for there’s no street lights on the country roads; mosquito repellent, medicine for pollen allergy and flu; a pair of walk shoes or hiking alpenstock for some mountain trails are bumpy and slippery; small gifts, candy or pocket money for the kids or villagers of whom you would like to snap a photo; wide-angle lens for panoramic views from the mountain top; bottled drinking water.

To Longsheng


How to go to Longsheng from Kaili?
Longsheng is located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Multinational Autonomous County of Longsheng and is under the governance of Guilin. There is no nonstop high-speed railway from Kaili to Guilin. Take a flight is the most convenient way. Visitors can first take a flight from Kaili to Guilin.


How to go to Longsheng from Guilin?
Visitors can take bus 88 or 91 to Guilin Bus Station and take the coach to Longsheng. The ticket price is about 40 Yuan/person. It takes about 2 hours, you will arrive at Longsheng.

How to go to Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Rice Terraces?
Visitors can take a bus to Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Rice Terraces transfers only once in Heping Township, and then go directly to the scenic spot. The bus fare is about 10 Yuan. Get off from the bus, visitors should walk for about half an hour to the scenic spot or take sedan chairs.

How to go to the Longsheng Hot Springs?
Buses to the Longsheng Hot Springs are available from the nearest Longsheng bus station from 7 am. in the morning till 8 pm in the evening after intervals of 20 minutes. The bus fare is about 5 yuan. Just 40 minutes drive from Longsheng County.

Local Specialties

What are the local specialties in Longsheng?
There are four treasures in Longsheng: Longji chili, Longji Yunwu Tea, Longji Rice Wine and Longji sticky rice.

In addition, visitors can buy souvenirs like Longsheng rare stones, the ethnic embroidery, gold or silver ornaments, Yao ethnic group's wax-printing goods, hand-knitted straw sandals and Zhuang ethnic group's brocade and bags.


When is the best visiting time to Longsheng?
Longsheng is located in the subtropical monsoon climate area and the annual average temperature is 18.1℃. The climate is very pleasant almost all the year in Longsheng: winter is not too cold and summer is not hot. The sceneries in 4 seasons or sunny days or rainy days are totally different in Longsheng. So, no matter what time visitors go to Longsheng, they can enjoy the beauty of Longsheng. From April to May and from September to October, visitors are a bit more than other months.

What should I prepare to Longsheng?
Bring some clothes for the sharp change of the temperature between day and night. Wear trekking shoe because Longsheng County is on the mountain area, visitors will have to walk some times.

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