China is opening its doors to the world of tourism and expanding beyond being famous for the Great wall. Most tourists now prefer to explore the further cities from the once famous Beijing and Shanghai. Among them, a city that has been rising to its fame among tourists is Qingyan city. A southern suburban city of Guiyang. Qingyan is an ancient township that spreads over 740 acres. Most tourists come here to admire the construction and marvels of the 14th century. Guiyang Attractions are easily accessible from this city and most of those who come to Guiyang make it a point to come to Qingyan and Vice Versa. The hotels around Guiyang are top choices among tourists who wish to explore this part of China. Anantara Guiyang Resort has been highly recommended as a hotel that organizes tours and excursions that cover most of the Guiyang and it suburbs, which also includes Qingyan.
The town initially was built for military purposes in the early 1300s’ under the Ming dynasty. The long-standing history and cultural value are what attracts both the local and foreign tourists alike. It is believed that the first emperor of the Ming dynasty picked Qingyan as a military station and a base to send out messages because of its geographic location. Throughout the years though various restoration works have been carried out to carry forward the legacy of the Ming dynasty. Considered to be a small town the architecture is well planned and the cultural influence can be well felt throughout the old town. The town is completed with stone mainly due to the local geology. Visits to the ancient business streets, religious places and monuments are considered to be a must do while here. The town is considered to be a great place to be if you are interested in learning about ancient Chinese culture.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+