Qingyan Ancient Town, a city of stone

In the southern suburb of Guiyang, Guizhou Province situated a peaceful ancient town named Qingyan. "Qingyan" means cyan-colored rocks, this beautiful name is exactly a vivid description of Qingyan Ancient Town. Seen from a high place, it is cyan, shiny, and clean.


Qingyan Ancient Town was initially built from the year 1378 in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Covering only 3 square kilometers in total, Qingyang Ancient Town is actually one of the most famous ancient towns in Guizhou Province. It is known for well-planned architectural style, rich cultural relics, and multi-religion.


Qingyan Ancient Town was built completely of cyan stone due to its special geographic position. City walls built right on the cliff with vast rocks divide the town into inner and outer parts. Visitors who are interested in Chinese style buildings would find over 30 types of buildings including monasteries, temples, cabinets, caves, courtyards and palaces. All of them were delicately designed by the skillful architects in Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are several elegant classical wooden houses worth to see, visitors are invited to taste local snack such as Qingyan tofu, rice tofu, and rose sugar there.


Don't be surprised to see residents who are Catholic and Christian in Qingyan. These two western religions were introduced to local people during the war time nearly 70 years ago. Besides, there are more Buddhists and Taoists among local residents, which are inherited from their ancestors.


Travelers who have been to Qingyan never feel regret. It's a fantastic place to spend holidays. Quiet, peaceful, and tiny. If you want to escape from daily routine and pressure, where else could be better Qingyan­

Explore Hunan Promote Hunan
Related Stories
Share this page
Touched Sympathetic Bored Angry Amused Sad Happy No comment
About us

Rhythm Media Group is a multi-media company, operating a US-based Chinese daily newspaper, The China Press, and the paper's website - uschinapress.com (which has mobile-app version), as well as a Beijing-based English website Sino-US.com. The group boasts 15 branch offices across the US, and a number of cultural centers focusing on culture-related business in the North America, Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Launched in September 2012, the Sino-US.com is designed to serve as a bridge between China and the US, and to keep its readership inside or outside China better informed by providing news and insights on China's current affairs, culture, life, business, people and sports.

Our Partners

About us - Contact us - Copyright - Terms of use - Privacy policy

Copyright © 2012 www.sino-us.com All Rights Reserved