Nanjiang Canyon

This canyon is a newly developed scenic spot. It is 40 km long,with a maximum depth of 250 meters. Inside the canyon, there are more than 80 natural attractions including more than 40 waterfalls.

White-water rafting is the most thrilling attraction for energetic travelers to the canyon. There are numerous fascinating peaks, caves and breathtaking shoals along the river. In the scenic area of Ladder Cliff, the steep banks sandwiching the narrow river appear to have been chopped by a giant axe. At the end of an 800-merte-long funnel-shaped section, the river becomes so narrow that the branches of the trees growing on opposite banks overlap.

Waterfalls of big and small, 48 in total, cascade into the canyon. One of these, Bell Waterfall, is a typical travertine fall. The 30-metre-high rock from where the water gushes down conceals a limestone cave, which allows visitors to "enter the rock" and watch the falling water from within.

Flocks of white egrets fly down the river by day, returning to their nests upstream when dusk falls. At night, the fireflies light up the valley, presenting a wondrous display. At the Holiday Resort in the middle of the canyon, a bonfire party is organized, where Yi dances and songs are performed and feasts of local food such as roasted whole lamb are offered.

Questions and Answers About Nanjiang Canyon

Jennifer F Dobbs 2010-11-24
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I was in Guiyang in 1940 or 1941. I was a child and attended a day care center. When there was an air raid (during the anti-Japanese war) all the children walked to some caves in the hills. Someone told me that these caves can still be visited but I do not see them listed as an attraction. Can you tell me anything about these caves? Thank you very much. Jennifer Dobbs email: jjazzette11@aol.com
Hi, Jennifer. Thank you for visiting our web site and your interest in our services. My name is Nora Ou. I am a travel advisor at China Highlights. It is my pleasure to assist you. I’ve looked for the information of those caves you mentioned, but there are so many air-raid shelter caves in Guiyang, I’m not sure which are the ones you mentioned. Other than they are in the hills, can you inform more about the caves, such as which part of Guiyang are they in? We will try our best to collect information for you. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me at nora@chinahighlights.com. Nora Ou replied on 2010-12-02
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