Zunyi Overview

Chinese Name: 遵义市 English IPA: /zu:n'i:/ Location: North of Guizhou Province Population (city): 8018300 Language: Southwest Mandarin Zip code: 563000 Tel code: 0851 Time zone: UTC+8

Located in the north of Guizhou province, Zunyi(遵义) is the second largest city in Guizhou province. It is also one of the 24 famous historical and cultural cities in China and one of the important cities in western China, belonging to the main area of national planned comprehensive development of the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze river and the central Guizhou industrial belt construction. It is adjacent to Tongren and Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture in the east, Qiannan Autonomous Prefecture in the southeast, Guiyang city in the south, Bijie city in the southwest, Sichuan province in the west and Chongqing in the north. It is 308 kilometers south of Chongqing and 155 kilometers away from Guiyang. Zunyi is an important tourist destination in southwest China, which plays an important role in the “tourism golden triangle” formed by Sichuan, Chongqing and Guizhou provinces. The landscapes of Zunyi features mountains, waterfalls, rivers, grand valleys, forests and caves. Besides, Zunyi is the hometown of Maotai. 


  • Red Culture: Zunyi is red, it is not so much a place name as a humanistic concept and revolutionary mark. In 1935, the Chinese communist party held the famous “Zunyi meeting” here, which became a crucial turning point of the party’s life and death. Therefore, Zunyi was dubbed as “the city of turning and the capital of conferences”. 
  • Famous Attractions: Zunyi has beautiful mountains and rivers, as well as unique scenery, especially featuring mountain, water, forest and cave. Chishui Danxia Landform, Chishui Grand Waterfall and Chishui river are well-known in Zunyi. 
  • Famous Liquors: Zunyi is clear and fragrant because of its fine liquors. Maotai, Xijiu Liquor(习酒), Dongjiu Liquor(董酒) and other household famous liquors are produced here. Since ancient times, people who love liquor have regarded it as a paradise on earth. Here lies the famous Maotai Town of Renhuai City
  • Tea Culture: Two famous tea seas in Zunyi are Fenggang and Meitan, they are the towns of famous tea in China. 
  • Ethnic Groups: There are Tujia, Yi, Bai, Dai, Dai, Zhuang, Miao, Hui, Gelao, Lisu, Lahu, Wa, Naxi, Yao, Zang, Jingpo, Bulang, Buyi, Achang, Hani, Xibe, Pumi, Mongol, Nu, Jinuo, Deang, Shui, Man, Dulong and other ethnic groups distributed in Zunyi.

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Zunyi Attractions

Located in the north of Guizhou province, Zunyi is the second largest city in Guizhou, about 2 hours' drive from Guiyang. Zunyi is an important transit station for those who wish to go further into northern Guizhou. The reason why Zunyi is best known to the Chinese people is that in January 1935, the political bureau of the central committee held a famous Zunyi meeting here, and Zunyi was also included in the first batch of 24 famous historical [...]

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Zunyi Tours

Zunyi tours are usually related to other top destinations in Guizhou, like Guiyang, and Qiandongnan, as well as other neighboring provinces and areas like Sichuan and Chongqing. Noted for its Danxia landform and historical culture, Zunyi tours will take you to Chishui Danxia Landform, Chihsui Waterfall, Maotai Ancient Town, Zunyi Meeting Site and other famous attractions in Zunyi, as well as let you experience the tea culture at Fenggang and Meitan Tea Sea. What's more, there are more than 28 ethnic groups including Gelao and Miao inhabited in Zunyi. Therefore, our tour themes [...]

Climate & When to Go

Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate, Zunyi has no intense heat in summer and no severe cold in winter. Like most areas in Guizhou, the climate in Zunyi is relatively moderate, and the annual average temperature is 13-18℃. The rainy season coincides with the heat season. There is abundant rainfall and sunshine in Zunyi. It is suitable to visit all year long. Temperature and Precipitation Zunyi is located in the low latitude, cold air from Siberia arriving in Zunyi has been [...]

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Zunyi, referred to as "Zun", is located in the north of Guizhou province, the central city at the junction of Guizhou, Sichuan and Chongqing. Zunyi city is located in the northern part of Guizhou province, with Daloushan mountain in the north and Wujiang river in the south. The transportation in Zunyi is relatively convenient. You can choose to take plane, train, long-distance bus and other ways to get to Zunyi. How to Get to Zunyi Airplane There are two airports in Zunyi, including [...]

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Festivals and Activities

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), Dragon Boat Festival(The fifth day of the fifth lunar month; June 7, 2019) and Mid-Autumn Day(The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month; September 13, 2019), there are also some ethnic festivals and activities in Zunyi.  Caishan Festival(踩山节) Date: February 5-19, 2019, in the 1st day to 15th day of the first [...]

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Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Zunyi, here are some useful Zunyi travel tips which may be helpful for your Zunyi tour. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0851 Zip Code: 563000 Weather Forecast: 12121 Road Traffic Accident: 112 Check Telephone Number: 114 Emergency Rescue Center: 0851-8664169 Tourist Complaint: 0851-8259053, 8234910 Bus Complaint Hotline: 0851-8224555 Taxi Complaint Hotline: 0851-8223796 Travel Bureau of Zunyi: 0851-8234910 Railway Station Information Inquiry: 0851-3168622 Civil Aviation Ticket Office in Zunyi: 0851-8611111 Expressway Emergency Rescue: 12122 Consumer Complaints Hotline: 12315 Environment Complaint Hotline: 12369 Zunyi Bus Terminal Inquiry Office: 0851-8674544 Best Time to Visit It is suitable to visit Zunyi all the year round. [...]

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Useful Maps

Zunyi is a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Guizhou Province, located in the north of Guizhou Province, about 155 kilometers from Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. To help you have a better understanding of Zunyi City, we have collected some useful Zunyi maps including Zunyi transportation map, Zunyi regional map, Zunyi location map, Zunyi tourist attractions map, Zunyi cities map, map of scenic spots around Zunyi, Zunyi travel map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Zunyi and what to discover there.  [...]

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Zunyi Accommodation

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, Zunyi offers various kinds of hotels for travelers at home and aboard ranging from luxury to economy for your choice in accordance with your budget. Among so many Zunyi hotels, you can choose to stay around scenic spots for the convenience of sightseeing, or stay around railway station and bus station for easy going out. Here are some recommended hotels for your stay. Recommended Hotels in Zunyi Deluxe Hotels in Zunyi Zunyi Hotel(遵义宾馆) Address: No.3, Shilong [...]

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