Along the Gui-kun Railway, 97 km from Guiyang, AnShnn city may
be called "The hinterland of Qian and the throat of Dian
(Yunnan province)". It is the central city along the west
tourism route. Early in the Warring States period (403-221 BC),
it was the state of Yelang King and changed to Anshan Prefecture
in the Ming Dynasty. In 1958, a municipality government was set
Anshun is rich in tea. Its traditional craft of wax printing
has a history of more than 2000 years. One hundred li around Anshun
are scenic spots ofYellow FruitTrec, Dragon Palace, Zhijing Cavern,
Baili Azalea. Maling River, etc.
60 km south to Anshun City and 137 km from Guiyang, the Yellow
Fruit Tree waterfall has a height of 74 m and a width of 81 m
with a drop in elevation of more than 20 m. The water flows down
to the Rhinoceros Pool, presenting a magnificent view. Around
the Yellow Fruit Tree waterfall are the Steep Slope Pool and more
than 10 waterfalls constituting a large waterfall group. The waterfalls,
which were formed within the karst region in subtropical lone,
are named as "Karst Waterfall".
Located 27 km south to Anshun city, the Dragon Palace sprawls
over an area of 60000 sq.m. It includes four scenic districts
and 32 beauty spots. With its grotesque structure, the Dragon
Palace presents a colorful scenery of underground wind tunnel
which can be toured by boat.
Tianxing Bridge, 6 km from the Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall,
involves Tianxing potted landscape, Tianxing Cave Scenery and
Rock Forests, and merges grotesque mountains, rocks, solution
caves and waters into a whole.
Cavernm also named Daji Cavern, involves 11 scenic districts,
47 halls and shrines and more than 150 beauty spots with magnificent
scale, matchless attractions and imposing manners. In the cavern
there are numerous stone pillars, stalagmites, stone curtains
and stone flowers, etc. with grotesque shapes, forming a natural
Located to the southern end of Liupanshui city, Suojia Ecology
Museum is the first of this kind in China. It lies in a commune
district embraced by mountains. Inside the commune inhabit some
ethnic people with long angles as their hair dress. More than
4000 peole are distributed in 12 stockades. They preserve a rather
old and simple tradition, such as the living mode with the men
plowing and the women weaving, rich marriage and funeral protocol,
music and dance with unique style, beautiful embroidery and wax
over an area of 30 sq. km., Xianning Caohai is the largest plateau
lake in Guizhou. With luxuriant water weeds, it is well known
for sightseeing black neck cranes. It is a national natural reserve.
Located 150 km. from Guiyang to Bijic Highway, Baili Azalea,
a grand natural park, occupies an area of more than 100 sq. km.
From March to May cach year, brightcolored and lush flowers are
everywhere, so called "Baili (hundred li )Azalea".
Maling River, also called Qinshui River or Mabai River., flows through Maling
district, Xinyi county, southwestern Qian;hence the name "haling".
It has deep and solitary riverbed with overhanging precipices
and steep cliffs on each bank. The river has a high drop in elevation
and numerous waterfalls, some of which are as high as a hundred
metres, flowingdown with imposing manner and splendid sightseeing.