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Qingyan Aancient Town, is one of the most famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province, As an ancient town, the town has more and more strong cultural by the History guide of Qingyan. The town is covering an area of 741 acres, it was first built in 1378. Nowadays, Qingyan Ancient Town has become an travel attractive destination for numerous domestic and foreign visitors. Dating back to the Ming Dynasty, Qingyan town was built for militarry reasons. The first emperor of Ming Dynasty established it as a station for transferring military messages and to house a standing army. Through years of modification and repeated restoration, Qingya Ancient Town has gradually become a distinctive ancient town with cultural features of Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Qingyan Ancient Town has a well-planned architectural style, hundreds of siteds of relics and an influential local culture. Visitors can see spectacular city walls built right on the cliffs with vast rocks.There are four gates in the wall facing north,south,east and west. Outside the four gates, there were originally eight stone tablets, which were considered the symbols of Qingyan Ancient Town. Walking inside the inner town, travelers will surely marvel at the ancient architecture here. There are over 30 types including monasteries, temples, cabinets, caves, courtyards and palaces. All of them delicatedly designed by the skillful architects of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Religious culture here is also quite rich, including Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism and Christianity. If you are interested in Buddhism, you can take this chance to learn the typical Buddhism culture here. Also, you will be impressed by patter of the Taoists. What's more, you will be surprised to find that so many residents here are Catholic and Christian, since the Catholicism was introduced here in 1851 by a French churchman and the Christianity was introduced to Qingyan Town nearly 70 years ago. Qingyan Ancient Town is really a fantastic place for visitors to learn about Chinese ancient culture. Time permitting, it is worthwhile to stay in the town for one or two days. By doing so, you can grasp a better sense of the classical elegance of this unique ancient town in the early morning.

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Name:Qingyan Ancient Town Reply

I am in Guiyang right now and will stay for few more days. I heard that there is a Qingyan Old Town nearby which is an interesting place. How far is that Qingyan Old Town from Guiyang?

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Qingyan Ancient Town is one of the Top 4 historical and cultural towns in Guizhou province (others are Zhenyuan, Bingan, Longli Ancient Town), an attraction worthwhile to visit. Qingyan Ancient Town is about 1 hour’s drive from Guiyang. We can provide tour service involving Qingyan Ancient Town. If you need, welcome to contact us.