Chongqing Qianjiang – Xiaonanhai “Little South Sea” 重庆 黔江 小南海

Location: Chongqing City, Qianjiang District重庆市 黔江区 Official website (in Chinese): http://www.qjly.cn/playdetails?bid=4 How to get there: One hour by taxi from central Qianjiang. Time of visit: October 2019 It's possible to walk all the way around the sea 360 degrees, it took us 4 hours. It's a mix of plank road, asphalt road and small paths. … Continue reading Chongqing Qianjiang – Xiaonanhai “Little South Sea” 重庆 黔江 小南海

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Chongqing Youyang – Taohuayuan 重庆 酉阳 桃花源

Location: Chongqing  City, Youyang County重庆市 酉阳县 Official website: in Chinese and in English How to get there: A short walk from central Youyang. Time needed in the scenic area: We stayed here for 2 hours. Time of visit: October 2019 A bus transports visitors from the visitor center / ticket office to the entrance. The … Continue reading Chongqing Youyang – Taohuayuan 重庆 酉阳 桃花源

Chongqing Youyang – Huadie shigu 重庆 酉阳 叠石花谷

Location: Chongqing  City, Youyang County重庆市 酉阳县 Official website (in Chinese): http://www.zgyythy.com/aspx/pc/vr720.aspx?aid=2240 How to get there: One hour by bus or taxi from central Youyang. The buses leave roughly once an hour. Time needed in the scenic area: We stayed here for less than 2 hours. Time of visit: October 2019 Entrance ticket: Tourist center, ticket … Continue reading Chongqing Youyang – Huadie shigu 重庆 酉阳 叠石花谷

Chongqing – Shengui Gorge (Shenguixia, Apeng River Grand Canyon) 重庆 神龟峡(阿蓬江大峡谷)

Location: Chongqing  City, Youyang County, Cangling Town, Dahekou Village 重庆市 酉阳县 苍岭镇 大河口村 We visited Shengui Gorge in mid-October 2019. Official web site in Chinese and in English Another official website in Chinese: http://www.qjly.cn/playdetails?bid=7 How to get there: We took a public bus from central Youyang County 酉阳县 and got off a little less than … Continue reading Chongqing – Shengui Gorge (Shenguixia, Apeng River Grand Canyon) 重庆 神龟峡(阿蓬江大峡谷)

Chongqing – Apeng River (Apeng Jiang) 重庆 阿蓬江 near Gongtan Ancient Village 龚滩古镇

Photos from a 90 minutes sightseeing tour in October 2019 by boat on Apeng River from Gongtan Ancient Village (45 minutes and then the same way back again). Time of visit: October 2019 More about Gongtan and how we got there in this post We also made a tour on another part of Apeng River, … Continue reading Chongqing – Apeng River (Apeng Jiang) 重庆 阿蓬江 near Gongtan Ancient Village 龚滩古镇

Guizhou Wu River Gallery – Lizhi Gorge – Bawang Valley 贵州 乌江画廊 黎芝峡 霸王谷

Location: Guizhou Province, Tongren City, Yanhe County 贵州省 铜仁市 沿河县 How to get there: One hour by taxi from central Yanhe. Time needed in the scenic area: a couple of hours. We visited Bawang Valley in October 2019. The official website (in Chinese) http://www.wujianglizhixia.com/ has been down for some time, not sure if it's permanently … Continue reading Guizhou Wu River Gallery – Lizhi Gorge – Bawang Valley 贵州 乌江画廊 黎芝峡 霸王谷

Guizhou Wu River Gallery – From Yanhe through Lizhi Gorge to Gongtan Ancient Town by boat 贵州 乌江画廊 从沿河经过黎芝峡道龚滩古镇

Location: Location: Guizhou Province, Tongren City, Yanhe County 贵州省 铜仁市 沿河县 The end of the trip, Gongtan Ancient Town 龚滩古镇, belongs to Youyang County in Chongqing 重庆市 酉阳县 (the opposite side of the river belongs to Guizhou). Wu River (Wujiang or Wu Jiang) is a Yangtze River tributary. Wu River Gallery 乌江画廊(or 乌江百里画廊) is the … Continue reading Guizhou Wu River Gallery – From Yanhe through Lizhi Gorge to Gongtan Ancient Town by boat 贵州 乌江画廊 从沿河经过黎芝峡道龚滩古镇

Chongqing – Heishangu – Black Mountain Valley 重庆 黑山谷

Location: Chongqing City, Wansheng District 重庆市 万盛区 Time of visit: October 2019 Official website: in English and in Chinese How to get there: 2 hours by bus from Chongqing City. It's 90 minutes by car from Golden Buddha Mountain (Jinfoshan 金佛山). Time needed in the scenic area: half a day is enough (we stayed for … Continue reading Chongqing – Heishangu – Black Mountain Valley 重庆 黑山谷

Chongqing – Jinfoshan (Golden Buddha Mountain) 重庆 金佛山

Location: Chongqing City, Nanchuan District 重庆市 南川区 Time of visit: October 2019 Official website: in English and in Chinese How to get there: 2 hours by bus from Chongqing City. Nanchuan District center 南川区 is 1 hour away. It's 90 minutes by car from Black Mountain Valley (Heishangu) 黑山谷, and 2 1/2 hours from the … Continue reading Chongqing – Jinfoshan (Golden Buddha Mountain) 重庆 金佛山

Chongqing – Furong Cave 重庆 芙蓉洞

Location: Chongqing City, Wulong District 重庆市 武隆区 Time of visit: October 2019 Official website: in English  and  in Chinese This is China's only World Heritage cave. It's one hour by bus from Wulong Visitor Center in Xiannüshan Town 仙女山镇 (see this post for more details about Wulong). Wulong District (County) center is half way between … Continue reading Chongqing – Furong Cave 重庆 芙蓉洞

Chongqing – Wulong “Heaven Pit Earth Crack” – 3 Natural Bridges, Longshuixia Fissure Gorge 重庆 武隆 天坑地缝 天生三桥, 龙水峡地缝

Location: Chongqing City, Wulong District 重庆市 武隆区 Time of visit: October 2019 Note: This place is often confused with another famous scenic area with a similar name in Fengjie County 奉节县, which also belongs to Chongqing City. These two Tiankeng Difeng (“Heaven Pit Earth Crack”) 天坑地缝 are far away from each other, 6-7 hours by … Continue reading Chongqing – Wulong “Heaven Pit Earth Crack” – 3 Natural Bridges, Longshuixia Fissure Gorge 重庆 武隆 天坑地缝 天生三桥, 龙水峡地缝

Guizhou – Chishui 贵州 赤水

Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Chishui City  贵州省 遵义市 赤水市 How to get there: 3 hours by bus from Chongqing, and 3 1/2 hours from Zunyi City Official website: in Chinese (also here), and in English Chishui is a UNESCO World Heritage site We visited 6 of the main scenic areas in late October 2019 (click … Continue reading Guizhou – Chishui 贵州 赤水

Guizhou Chishui – Great Waterfall 贵州 赤水 大瀑布

For more information and details about the entire Chishui area, see the main post. Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Chishui City 贵州省 遵义市 赤水市How to get there: around one hour by car from Chishui Time of visit: late October 2019 Official website: in Chinese (also here), and in English Right click and download the maps to … Continue reading Guizhou Chishui – Great Waterfall 贵州 赤水 大瀑布

Guizhou Chishui – Bamboo Sea 贵州 赤水 竹海

For more information and details about the entire Chishui area, see the main post. Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Chishui City 贵州省 遵义市 赤水市 How to get there: around one hour by car from Chishui Time of visit: late October 2019 Official website: in Chinese (also here), and in English Entrance ticket: Views from the tower: … Continue reading Guizhou Chishui – Bamboo Sea 贵州 赤水 竹海

Guizhou Chishui – Sidonggou scenic area 贵州 赤水 四洞沟

For more information and details about the entire Chishui area, see the main post. Location: Guizhou Province, Zunyi Prefecture, Chishui City  贵州省 遵义市 赤水市 How to get there: 30 minutes by car from the hotel in Chishui Time of visit: late October 2019 Official website: in Chinese (also here), and in English Entrance ticket: Sightseeing bus … Continue reading Guizhou Chishui – Sidonggou scenic area 贵州 赤水 四洞沟

Guizhou – Tongren Grand Canyon / Tianshengqiao 贵州 铜仁大峡谷 / 天生桥景区

Location: Guizhou Province, Tongren City, Bijiang district / Songtao County 贵州省 铜仁市 碧江区 / 松桃苗族自治县 Time of visit: October 2019 Official website in Chinese: http://www.gzfjs.gov.cn/2013/1127/ziran1019.html How to get there: half an hour by car from Tongren City to Tianshengqiao scenic area, and one hour to Tongren Grand Canyon scenic area. Tianshengqiao is just 20 minutes … Continue reading Guizhou – Tongren Grand Canyon / Tianshengqiao 贵州 铜仁大峡谷 / 天生桥景区

Guizhou – Fanjingshan (Fanjing Mountain) 贵州 梵净山

Location: Guizhou Province, Tongren City 贵州省 铜仁市 How to get there: less than 2 hours by car/bus from Tongren City, or a little more than 2 hours from Tongren Fenghuang Airport 铜仁凤凰机场. Time of visit: mid-October 2019 Official website: in Chinese  and in English Where to stay: the best hotel is Fanjingshan Qixi Resort Hotel 梵净山栖溪度假酒店 (see … Continue reading Guizhou – Fanjingshan (Fanjing Mountain) 贵州 梵净山