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Southeast Guizhou Travel Guide

The Miao & Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Southeastern Guizhou (Called Qiandongnan in Chinese) is located in the southeastern part of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The prefecture adjoins Hunan Province to the east, Guangxi Autonomous Region to the south, and Zhunyi and Tongren prefectures of Guizhou to the north.


The prefecture has a population of 427.3 million, 80.7% of which are minority people. The prefecture administrates a city (Kaili, the capital) and 15 counties and is home to 38 minority groups, including Miao, Dong, Han, Buyi, Shui, Yao, Zhuang, Tujia nationalities.


It is home to 38 minority groups, with Miao, Dong, and Yao People being the largest trends.  It is named by the United Nations as "a famous resort to return to nature" and is known as "the last ballad of the human kind and the homeland for the exhausted souls".  Despite the tough condition of the transportation, Southeast Guizhou is definitely an ideal area to experience the spectacularly distinctive folk-customs in every aspect of life and picturesque limestone hills.

Travel Tips

1. Traveling in winter, it can be quite cold, so travelers are advised to take good warm clothing, including a hat and gloves.

2. Some of the footpaths into several of the villages can be quite muddy and slippery, so good footwear is essential. A second pair of sport pants is a good idea, as there is a lot of mud, and the occasional slip is almost inevitable.

3. As the tour includes a fair amount of walking up and down steep mountain paths, a reasonable level of fitness is advisable

4. Hotels in small towns such as Rongjiang and Congjiang are of significantly lower standard. Heating is sometimes not available and western style toilets usually unavailable.

Southeast Guizhou Travel Ideas

Southeast Guizhou Transport

How to Get There?Southeast Guizhou region is relatively less developed but transportation in the area is not as harsh as recorded on many guidebooks. A comprehensive network of highway centered on Kaili-the capital city of the region has been built to connect almost every village in recent years.&nb

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Southeast Guizhou Weather

Southeast Guizhou is a good place for a visit all the year round. The weather here is subtropical. It is neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer.  If you are fascinating with the Ethnic Customs, the best time to there is during the Spring Festival Holidays and in early spring. The loca

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