Time-Smart Guizhou Minorities Discovery
3-Day Guizhou Weekend Tour
Here is a great way for you to explore the beautiful countryside and colorful Chinese minority culture of southeast Guizhou during a weekend getaway. You just need 1½ hours from Guiyang (capital of Guizhou) or 4 hours from Guangzhou by bullet train to get to beautiful Zhaoxing Dong Village, where you can enjoy great landscapes and ethnic culture.
With this 3-day Guizhou weekend tour, you can appreciate the amazing wooden architecture of the Dong ethnic minority, discover a mysterious branch of the Miao ethnic minority, hike among the terraced fields, dress up in the traditional dress of the Dong people, and try their special tasty food.
Tour "Wow" Points
Unlock the Secrets of Dong Ethnic Minority Architecture
Stay in a Dong village. Walk across their Wind and Rain Bridge. Sit and chat with locals in a drum tower. Discover the Dong people’s wisdom contained in these beautiful and incredible wooden buildings.
Dress Up in the Traditional Dress of the Dong
Visit a beautiful but less-touristy Dong village hidden in the mountains. Try on traditional Dong clothes.
Hike among the Terraced Fields
Feel the awesome landscape beneath your feet. Be moved by the hard work of the local people, eking out their living from the mountainside, and the achievements they have made in irrigation and infrastructure.
Encounter the Gunmen of a Mysterious Miao Tribe
Visit a Miao village that is home to the last gunmen tribe in China. Enjoy their folk dancing, accompanied by traditional instruments, and their gun ceremony.
Have a Memorable Drink with the Dong People
Taste the Dong people’s favorite traditional food and drink, including their homemade rice wine. Experience their interesting wine drinking customs.
Make a Unique Batik Souvenir on Your Own
Appreciate Dong people's good taste in art and the incredible skill in weaving and batik. You will have a chance to step into their dye house, see how batik is made, and try dying some cloth.
Enjoy the Beautiful Voice of Dong Girls
Watch a show of Dong people's singing and dance. Feel their optimism and their enthusiasm for their life.
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your personal guide at Congjiang train station. Drive to Zhaoxing Dong Village (about 10 minutes).
Explore beautiful Zhaoxing Village in the afternoon. Your guide will walk around with you, explaining the style of the Dong wooden buildings, local customs, and the Dong people’s lifestyle. Try a popular local snack: oil tea and sticky rice cakes with roast pork.
The Dong people's dancing and singing evening show is very enjoyable.
Drive to Huanggang Dong Village in the morning. On the way, you will stop to hike around the terraced fields. Enjoy great views of the rice terraces and the villages on the mountain slopes.
Explore peaceful Huanggang Village and Zhanli Village, where you will see more of the authentic culture of the Dong. People still live their traditional lives there, which have not been touched by tourism and commerce. The drum towers of Zhanli Village are more colorful than those in more popular spots. Let your guide tell the story of a mysterious local herbal medicine for controlling the gender of babies.
Visit Biasha Miao village in the afternoon. Enjoy their traditional dancing and their ceremony with guns.
Visit a batik workshop in the morning. Learn and experience making batik in the Dong style. Appreciate the Dong people's taste in art. Make a unique souvenir on your own (with guidance).
Transfer to Congjiang Train Station for your departure.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
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