Qiandongnan Overview

Chinese Name: 黔东南苗族侗族自治州 English IPA: Qiandongnan Location: Southeast of Guizhou Province Population (city): 3507400 Language: Southwest Mandarin, Miao Language and Dong Language Zip code: 556000 Tel code: 0855 Time zone: UTC+8

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture is located in the southeast of Guizhou province, on the southeast edge of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, more than 160 kilometers away from Guiyang city. It neighbors Hunan in the east and connects Guangxi in the south. The mysterious and beautiful natural scenery, colorful cultural landscapes and rich ethnic customs are the source of the charm of Qiandongnan(southeast Guizhou). Qiandongnan covers a total area of 30,337 square kilometers, with a distance of 220 kilometers from east to west and a span of 240 kilometers from north to south. Qiandongnan has jurisdiction over 1 county-level city and 15 counties, among which Kaili City and Liping County are extremely well-known for their Miao and Dong villages. 


  • Ethnic Minority Villages: Kaili, the capital of Qiandongnan prefecture, is well-known for Miao and Dong ethnic culture. The largest, most famous and well-constructed minority villages in Kaili include Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village and Langde Miao Village. Liping, situated in the south of Qiandongnan, is famed as “the town of dong people”. There are many Dong villages, including Zhaoxing Dong Village
  • Ethnic Groups: There are 33 ethnic groups such as Miao, Dong, Han, Buyi, Shui, Yao, Zhuang and Tujia living in Qiandongnan, among which Miao people and Dong people take up 42.7% and 29.9% respectively. 
  • Ethnic Festivals: Qiandongnan is known as the land of festivals. There are more than 200 festivals in a year. Main ethnic festivals include Lusheng Festival, Papo(爬坡) Festival, Sister’s Meal Festival and Miao’s New Year of Miao people;  Dong’s New Year, Wrestling Festival and Linwang Festival(林王节) of Dong people; Duan Festival(端节) of Shui people; and Panwang Festival(盘王节) of Yao, etc. 
  • Ethnic Crafts: The main ethnic crafts include Miao batik, Dong brocade as well as embroidery of Miao and Dong.
  • Famous Attractions: In addition to ethnic minority villages like Basha Miao Village, Jidao Miao Village and Qingman Miao Village, there are also natural landscapes and cultural relics in Qiandongnan, including Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Flying Clouds Cliff(Feiyun Cliff), Leigongshan Nature Reserve and Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, etc. 

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Qiandongnan Attractions

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture is full of magical and beautiful natural scenery, bright and colorful human landscape, as well as rich and attractive ethnic customs. Here are landscape sceneries represented by the Yanghe river and Yuntai mountain; The Miao scenery represented by Kaili, Taijiang and Leishan and the Dong scenery represented by Liping, Congjiang and Rongjiang, with unique Diaojiao, wind and rain bridges and drum towers; Dazzling embroidery, silver jewelry and batik; [...]

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Qiandongnan Tours

Qiandongnan tours are usually involved with popular destinations in Qiandongnan including Kaili, Liping, Leishan, Congjiang, Rongjiang, top destinations in Guizhou like Anshun and Guiyang, as well as destinations in other provinces like Yunnan, Guangxi and Hunnan. Famous for its rich and colorful natural scenery and ethnic culture, Qiandongnan tours will take you to Flying Cloud Cliff, Leigongshan Nature Reserve, Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Jiabang Rice Terraces, Xiasi Scenic Area and other attractions in Qiandongnan, as well as let you experience ethnic [...]

Climate & When to Go

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture has a subtropical humid monsoon climate with some characteristics of plateau climate. The average temperatures of the coldest month and the hottest month are 5-8℃ and 24-28℃ respectively. and  The rainy season usually lasts from April to October and is mainly concentrated on spring and summer. Temperature and Precipitation Enjoying a subtropical monsoon humid climate, climate in Qiandongnan has the features of without intense heat in summer, without bitter cold in winter, as well as rain [...]

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As an important tourism region in Guizhou, Qiandongnan is equipped with aviation, railway, and highway. There are airport and railway station for tourists to visit the core area of Guizhou minority villages gathering. However, due to limited transportation between Kaili and other cities in China, tourists often get to Guiyang first and then take train or bus to Kaili of Qiandongnan. How to Get to Qiandongnan The transportation to Qiandongnan is very convenient, you can choose train, long-distance bus, airplane and other modes of transportation.  Airplane There are two [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture is inhabited by Miao, Dong, Han, Shui, Yao, Zhuang, Buyi, Tujia and other ethnic groups. Southeast Guizhou is known as the land of festivals, with more than 200 festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Festivals in Qiandongnan Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day(January 1), Spring Festival(The first day of the first lunar month; February 5, 2019), Lantern Festival(The fifteenth day of the first lunar month), Tomb Sweeping Day(15 days after the Spring equinox; April 5, 2019), [...]

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Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Qiandongnan, here are some useful Qiandongnan travel tips which may be helpful for your Qiandongnan tour. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0855 Zip Code: 556000 Weather Forecast: 12121 Road Traffic Accident: 112 Red Cross First Aid: 999 Check Telephone Number: 114 Tourist Complaint: 0855-8063303 Tourist Inquiry: 0855-8062943 Travel Bureau of Qiandongnan: 0855-8222547 Railway Station Information Inquiry: 12306 Civil Aviation Consulting Telephone: 0855-8238868 Expressway Emergency Rescue: 12122 Consumer Complaints Hotline: 12315 Public Security Bureau: 0855-8512262 Best Time to Visit Qiandongnan belongs to subtropical humid monsoon climate, with no severe cold in winter, no intense heat in summer, obvious rain season and much [...]

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Useful Maps

Qiandongnan is located in the southeast of Guizhou Province, more than 160 kilometers away from the provincial capital, Guiyang. To help you have a better understanding of Qiandongnan autonomous prefecture, we have collected some useful Qiandongnan maps including Qiandongnan transportation map, Qiandongnan regional map, Qiandongnan location map, Qiandongnan tourist attractions map, Qiandongnan autonomous prefecture map, map of scenic spots around Qiandongnan, Qiandongnan travel map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Qiandongnan and what to discover there. [...]

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Qiandongnan Accommodation

Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture is full of magical and beautiful natural scenery, bright and colorful human landscape, as well as rich and attractive ethnic customs, attracting a crowd of travelers from home and aboard. Along with the development of tourism, the accommodation in Qiandongnan is improved as well. Therefore, it is quite convenient for tourists to find a hotel to stay in Qiangdongnan, ranging from luxury hotels to economic hotels. Among so many Qiandongnan hotels, you can choose to stay around scenic spots [...]

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