Qingyan Old Town

The Qingyan Old Town is situated in the southern suburb of Guiyang City, 29 kilometers from the downtown of Guiyang City. As one of the most famous ancient towns in Guizhou, Qingyan attracts a large number of tourists. Qingyan Village was built in 1378, since its long history and strong cultural atmosphere, Qingyan Ancient Town has become an attractive destination for numerous domestic and foreign tourists. Religious culture here is also quite rich, including Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism and Christianity. And you will be surprised to find that so many residents here are Catholic and Christian.
Qingyan town was built for military reasons at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368--1644). Because of its geographical location, Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of Ming Dynasty established it as a station for transferring military messages and to house a standing army. Through years of modification and repeated restoration, Qingyan Ancient Town has gradually become a distinctive ancient town with cultural features of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1644 - 1911). It is really a fantastic place for visitors to learn about Chinese ancient culture.

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