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Try out Spring Festival customs at Guizhou's ancient towns

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2022-01-12 Print

Southwest China's Guizhou province boasts a raft of ancient towns and streets that preserve traditional Spring Festival customs and it's regarded as an ideal place to pay a visit during the Spring Festival holiday, which this year runs from Jan 31 to Feb 6.

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Qingyan Ancient Town features wonderful Ming and Qing dynasties' buildings. [Photo/colorful Guizhou network]

Qingyan Ancient Town

Established in 1378, Qingyan Ancient Town is located in the Huaxi district of Guiyang – capital city of Guizhou – and it used to be a military fortress. It has exquisite buildings dating back to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

After more than 600 years, Qingyan Ancient Town is now one of China's most charming towns that seems to effortlessly integrate a mix of cultures. The town's atmospheric night performances can transport visitors back to ancient times.

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Zhengyuan Ancient Town has a history dating back more than 2,200 years and boasts a mix of ethnic cultures. [Photo/colorful Guizhou network]

Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Zhenyuan Ancient Town is located in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture and is more than 2,200 years old. Besides the Han ethnic group's traditional Spring Festival customs, the ancient town also presents the charming customs of the Miao, Dong and Tujia ethnic groups.

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Xiasi Ancient Town is located at the upper reaches of the Qingshui River in Qiandongnan. [Photo/colorful Guizhou network]

Xiasi Ancient Town

Xiasi Ancient Town is located in Majiang county, in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture and at the upper reaches of the Qingshui River. Every Spring Festival, the town holds various quaint folk activities.

Longli Ancient Town

Longli Ancient Town is located in Jinping county, in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture and was once an important military castle back to the Ming Dynasty. Han Opera, storytelling and dragon lantern dances are the three predominant cultural treasures of the town, especially during the Spring Festival.

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