Zhaoxing Dong Village

Location

Liping Town, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou.贵州省黔东南苗族侗族自治州黎平县

Reasons to visit

The largest Dong ethnic village in China.

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Opening Hours

  • All day.

Zhaoxing (Chinese name: 肇兴) is famous for its Dong Villages which is the largest in China. Each village here has at least one drum tower, a wooden structure built without nails and can erect as tall as 30 meters.


 

As the focal point of the whole town, it is the place villagers holding the special events and ceremonies such as the weddings and public meetings. Dong people have a long history as long as the Qing Dynasty. Because there is no written language, the ethnic songs become a very important part in their daily life.

Zhaoxing also named Zhaodong, situated 72 km southeast of Liping County in Guizhou province. You can go to Guangxi Guilin, Liuzhou via Sanjiang from southeast; or go to Hunan Tongdao, Jingzhou, Huaihua via Hongzhou from northeast; or you can go to Guiyang, Chongqing via Kaili from northwest. Zhaoxing is one of the country's largest Dong Villages, it is the core region of Zhaoxing Dong culture scenic area. The entire scenic area includes Zhaoxing Dong Village, Jitang Dong Village, Yilun Dong Village, Tang’an Dong Village, Xiage Upper Dong Village, Xiage Lower Dong Village, Shangdiping Dong Village and Sasui Mountain of 7 Dong Villages and one mountain in all.


 

Travel Tips

1. One of the main streets of Zhaoxing Village is from the east to west, schools, the township government and dwellings are built on both sides in grey tile wooden buildings. Five drum towers are in Ren (benevolence), Yi (righteousness), Li (manner), Zhi (wisdom), Xin (faith) natural villages. And the drum tower in Zhi Village is the most beautiful one.

2. There's a bar Haixiang in Zhaoxing, the bus stops at the door of the bar. Tourists can sit by the window and enjoy a leisure time.

3. There are a lot of things to buy in the shop in the middle of postal hostels and township hostels, and the stocks are quite a lot so you can choose slowly. There are also many locals nearby selling beautiful handicrafts, and the price is not expensive, but also can be bargained.

4. Zhaoxing Middle school is located at the hilltop where you can see the panorama of Zhaoxing.
 


 

Transportation

1. There is no direct bus to Zhaoxing. You can  take bus to Luoxiang from Congjiang, then take agricultural vehicle from Luoxiang to Zhaoxing which costs 2 Yuan. Or take a motorcycle for 6 Yuan.

2. From Guangxi Liuzhou and Guilin, you can take the bus to Liping and get off at the Zhaoxing.

3. In Liping South Bus Station, there is minibus to Zhaoxing, or take the bus to Diping, Sanjiang, and get off at Zhaoxing.

4. It takes three hours from Zhaoxing to Liping, 15 yuan, and the earliest bus departs at 6:30.