Bijie Overview

Chinese Name: 毕节 English IPA: Bijie Location: the Northwest of Guizhou Province Population (city): 6641800 Language: Southwest Mandarin Zip code: 551700 Tel code: 0857 Time zone: UTC+8

Bijie, a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Guizhou province, is located in the northwest of Guizhou province, at the junction of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, the hinterland of Wumeng mountain, the key and lock of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, the roof of Guizhou plateau, and the barrier of Yangtze river and pearl river. Bijie is adjacent to Guiyang and Zunyi in the east, Anshun and Liupanshui in the south, Zhaotong and Qujing in Yunnan province in the west, and Luzhou city in Sichuan province in the north. The total area of the city is nearly 26,900 square kilometers. Bijie is 217 kilometers from the provincial capital Guiyang, and 210 kilometers, 240 kilometers, 370 kilometers, 200 kilometers and 172 kilometers respectively from Luzhou, Zhaotong, Qujing, Anshun and Zunyi. It is the birthplace of the Wujiang river, Beipan river and Chishui river, is a place with multi-ethnic inhabitation, splendid history and culture, rich resources, magical beauty and shining red culture. 


  • Famous Attractions: Bijie has magical and beautiful landscapes, including Zhijin Cave, Caohai Lake, Baili Azalea Scenic Spot and Jiucaiping, etc. 
  • Minority CultureBijie is home to a large number of ethnic minorities, among 56 ethnic groups in China, 45 ethnic groups distributed in Bijie. Ethnic minority cultures in Bijie are rich and splendid, including Miao culture, Yi culture, Hui culture, as well as Bai, Buyi and Gelao cultures. 
  • Ethnic Festivals: There are colorful ethnic festivals in Bijie, such as the torch festival of the Yi minority, Yi’s New Year, the Tiaohua festival of the Miao minority, and double sixth festival(the sixth day of the sixth lunar month) of the Bouyei minority.
  • Diverse Biological Resources: The diverse biological resources have won Bijie the reputation of “the town of bamboo fungus in China”, “the hometown of gastrodia elata”, “the town of walnut in China”, “the town of potato in south China” and “the natural medicine garden”, etc.

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Bijie Attractions

The splendid history and culture and primitive folk customs add radiance to each other and weave into a beautiful Bijie name card. The Shexiang museum(奢香博物馆), Kola Ruins(Yelang ancient capital), Datun Tusi manor of Yi minority and Qianxi Guanyin cave ruins(paleolithic age) are scattered in Bijie, displaying the historical traces of ancient human beings, the mystery of Yelang kingdom and the brilliance of Shuixi culture. Colorful ethnic costumes, original folk music, graceful folk dances show the profound history and culture of Bijie city and the endless [...]

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Bijie Tours

Bijie tours are usually connected with the other top destinations in Guizhou, like Guiyang, Xingyi and Anshun, as well as other neighboring provinces and areas like Sichuan, Yunnan and Chongqing. Noted for its splendid history and culture and primitive folk customs, Bijie tours will take you to Zhijin Cave, Caohai Lake, Bali Azalea Scenic Spot, Jiucaiping and other famous attractions in Bijie. You will enjoy rich customs of Yi and Miao ethnic groups as well, since there are 45 ethnic groups inhabited in Bijie including Miao, Yi, Hui, Buyi and [...]

Climate & When to Go

Bijie is in mountainous area, and there are mountains including Wumen mountain in the west, Dalou mountain in the north and Laowang mountain in the southwest. Most areas in Bijie enjoy subtropical humid climate, with 1231 hours of annual average sunshine, annual average temperature of 13.09℃, annual rainfall of 1129.04 mm, frost-free period of 266 days and 38.75% of forest coverage. Bijie has no severe cold in winter, no intense heat in summer, pleasant climate. With large elevation difference, vertical climate change in [...]

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Bijie is a regional central city at the junction of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Chongqing, an important regional comprehensive transportation hub in southwest China, and an important channel connecting the pearl river delta to southwest China and the Yangtze river delta to ASEAN. How to Get to Bijie Long-distance bus is the most commonly used means of transportation in Bijie. In 2013, the airport was completed and put into use, and taking airplane became the fastest way. At [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Bijie is home to a large number of ethnic minorities, among 56 ethnic groups in China, 45 ethnic groups distributed in Bijie. The ancient and unique ethnic customs constitute the traditional customs of the people in Bijie, such as hospitality, courtesy, respect for the old and love the young, and solidarity and friendship, and create many featured festivals and activities as well. Colorful ethnic festivals include the torch festival of Yi, Yi's New Year, Tiaohua festival of Miao and Double [...]

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Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Bijie, here are some useful Bijie travel tips which may be helpful for your Bijie tour. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0857 Zip Code: 551700 Weather Forecast: 12121 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Check Telephone Number: 114 Taxi Complaint: 0857-8245649 Tourist Complaint: 0857-8236760 Bijie Tourism Bureau: 0857-8225329 Bijie Public Security Bureau: 0857-8223041 Tourist Information Service Hotline: 0857-8252000 Bijie City Emergency Rescue Center: 0857-8664169 Consumer Association Complaint Calls: 0851-8280201 Best Time to Visit The best travel time is form early spring to late autumn, when you can avoid the cold winter in the mountain [...]

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Useful Maps

Bijie is a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Guizhou Province, located in the northwest of Guizhou Province, at the junction of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, 217 kilometers from Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. To help you have a better understanding of Bijie City, we have collected some useful Bijie maps including Bijie transportation map, Bijie regional map, Bijie location map, Bijie tourist attractions map, Bijie city map, map of scenic spots around Bijie, Bijie travel map, etc, through which you [...]

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Bijie Accommodation

Bijie, a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Guizhou province, is located in the northwest of Guizhou province. Compared with other prefecture-level cities, economic conditions in Bijie are relatively backward. But even so, there are many hotels in Bijie you can choose. Among so many Bijie hotels, you can choose to stay around scenic spots like Baili Azalea Scenic Spot for the convenience of sightseeing, or stay around railway station and bus station for easy going out. It should be noted that the hotels [...]

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