Qianxinan Overview

Chinese Name: 黔西南布依族苗族自治州 English IPA: Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Location: Southwest of Guizhou Province Population (city): 2860000 Language: Southwest Mandarin Zip code: 562400 Tel code: 0859 Time zone: UTC+8

Qianxinan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture is located at the junction of three provinces of GuizhouYunnan and Guangxi, southwest of Guizhou province, southeast of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, the upstream of Pearl river. On September 21, 1981, Xingyi prefecture was abolished and Qianxinan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture was established. On May 1, 1982, the people’s government of Qianxinan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture was formally established, and the seat of government was stationed in Xingyi. Qianxinan is 210 kilometers long from east to west and 177 kilometers wide from south to north, covering a total area of 16804 square kilometers. It borders Luodian county of Qiannan prefecture in the east, connects Longlin, Tianlin and Leye counties in Guangxi across the river in the south, adjoins Fuyuan county and Luoping county in Yunnan , as well as Liupanshui city in the west. 


  • Tourists Attractions: The representative attractions in Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture include WanfenglinWanfenghu Lake, Zhaodi Dyke Scenic Spot and Malinghe River Canyon. 
  • Ethnic Groups: There are 35 ethnic groups within Qianxinan prefecture such as Bouyei, Miao, Han, Yao, Gelao, Hui and the like. 
  • Ethnic Culture: Qianxinan prefecture has a strong ethnic minority customs. And main ethnic festivals in Qianxinan include San Yue San(Double Third Day), Liu Yue Liu(Double Sixth Festival), Chabaige Festival(查白歌节) and Cedar tree song festival(毛杉树歌节) of Buyi; Ba Yue Ba(Miao Customs Festival八月八苗族风情节) and Caihua festival of Miao, etc. In terms of ethnic song and dace, there are “A Mei Qi Tuo(阿妹戚托)” of Yi, which is known as oriental tap dance, as well as Buyi eight notes, bronze drum twelve tones, Buyi opera and so on. 

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Qianxinan Attractions

Qianxinan, an autonomous prefecture under the jurisdiction of Guizhou province in China, has a strong ethnic minority customs, beautiful mountains and rivers, fascinating scenery, and abundant tourism resources, including the national scenic spots of Maling river canyon, Wanfenglin, Wanfeng Lake. Qianxinan prefecture is the typical representative of cone-shaped karst geology and landform in the world. There are also unique natural sceneries like Xianheping(仙鹤坪), Sancha River(三岔河) in Zhenfeng county, Zhaodi Dyke scenic area in Anlong County and Yunhu Mountain(云湖山) [...]

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Qianxinan Tours

When you plan a Qianxinan tour, it is suggested to combine your tour with Anshun, Guiyang, Kaili and other tourist destinations in Guizhou, as well as the popular destinations in Yunnan and Guangxi, like Kunming, Lijiang, Guilin, Yangshuo, etc. Noted for its strong ethnic minority customs and beautiful natural scenery, Qianxinan tours will take you to Wanfenglin, Wanfenghu Lake, Zhaodi Dyke Scenic Spot and Malinghe River Canyon and other famous attractions in Qianxinan. Malinghe river(马岭河) is [...]

Climate & When to Go

Qianxinan prefecture has pleasant climate, no severe cold in winter and intense heat in summer, long sunshine duration and abundant rainfall, is an ideal tourist area. Xingyi, the capital of Qianxinan prefecture, is in the comfort period for a long time in a year. Only July and August are relatively hot, April and October are relatively comfortable, and other months are slightly cold. Temperature and Precipitation Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture enjoys a subtropical monsoon humid climate. For many years, the annual average [...]

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Known as "southwest barrier" and "key and lock of Yunnan and Guizhou", Qianxinan prefecture is an important commodity distribution center and trade center adjacent to Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangxi provinces(regions), with advantageous geographical location.  How to Get to Qianxinan Air  Xingyi Wanfenglin Airport(兴义万峰林机场) Qianxinan has Xingyi Wanfenglin Airport, which is 3 kilometers east of Xingyi city and covers an area of 2,300 mu(153.33 hectares). As of November 2018, there are direct flights from Xingyi to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Qianxinan is a multi-ethnic autonomous prefecture in the southwest of Guizhou Province. There are 35 ethnic groups within Qianxinan prefecture such as Bouyei, Miao, Han, Yao, Gelao, Hui and the like. So Qianxinan prefecture has a strong ethnic minority customs. If possible, take part in the local festivals and activities in person to feel the local culture more directly.  Festivals in Qianxinan  Chabaige Festival(查白歌节) The Chabaige festival is a commemorative festival for the Buyi ethnic group in Xingyi City of Qianxinan prefecture, Guizhou province. The [...]

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Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Qianxinan, here are some useful Qianxinan travel tips which may be helpful for your Qianxinan tour. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0859 Zip Code: 562400 Traffic Accident: 122 Weather Forecast: 12121 Red Cross First Aid: 999 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Check Telephone Number: 114 Tourist Complaints: 0859-3116518 Xingyi Tourism Bureau: 0859-3222670 National Tourist Information Service Hotline: 12301 Best Time to Visit Qianxinan prefecture is located deep in the inland, with sufficient sunshine, abundant precipitation, short frost period, warm and humid all year round. It belongs to the subtropical monsoon humid climate, [...]

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Useful Maps

Qianxinan is an autonomous prefecture under the jurisdiction of Guizhou Province, located at the junction of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, southwest of Guizhou province, southeast of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, the upstream of Pearl river, 357 kilometers from Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. To help you have a better understanding of Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, we have collected some useful Qianxinan(Southwest Guizhou) maps including Qianxinan transportation map, Qianxinan regional map, Qianxinan location map, Qianxinan tourist attractions map, Qianxinan prefecture map, map of scenic spots [...]

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Qianxinan Accommodation

Qianxinan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture has a strong ethnic minority customs, beautiful mountains and rivers, fascinating scenery and abundant tourism resources, attracting a crowd of travelers from home and aboard. Along with the development of tourism, the accommodation in Qianxinan is improved as well. Therefore, it is quite convenient for tourists to find a hotel to stay in Qianxinan, ranging from luxury hotels to economic hotels. Among so many Qianxinan hotels, you can choose to stay around scenic spots like Wanfenglin and [...]

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