Travel to Buyi-Bouyei lands


Most of the Buyi live in the south and southwest of Guizhou Province, in two autonomous prefectures: South Guizhou (Qiannan) Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, and Southwest Guizhou (Qianxinan) Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. Along the region inhabited by the Buyi is followed the same pattern, with the Buyi living in the lowlands and the Miao in the highlands.

The most accessible places to visit the Buyi, are, however, the area around Anshun City, with the Huangguoshu Waterfall and Zhenning County as main points of interest.

Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province, has some daily flights with all the important cities in China, including Hong Kong.

From Guiyang there are frequent buses (two or three every hour) to Anshun and Huangguoshu Waterfalls, departing from different bus stations. One of the easiest to find is just outside Guiyang Railway Station.

From Guiyang to Anshun (in the way to Zhenning and Huangguoshu) there is a new highway that allows covering the distance between these two cities in about two hours. From Anshun there are frequent buses (hourly) to Zhenning and Huangguoshu. The old road from Anshun to these two places lead to many Buyi villages, most of them built with extraordinary blocks of stone.

As there are no many people visiting these villages, most of the Chinese tourist go directly to Huangguoshu, the people is friendly with the foreigners.

In Zhening and Huangguoshu there are many places to sleep, most of them clean and with reasonable price.

Heading south to Yunnan lays the Buyi country. There are good transportation and lodging in the way to Xingyi, prefectural capital of Southwest Guizhou Autonomous Prefecture.

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