Liping Travel Guide of China

Things to do in Liping

  • Huanggang Dong Village

    Huanggang Dong Village

  • Zhaoxing Dong village

    Zhaoxing Dong village

  • Liping Tiansheng Bridge

    Liping Tiansheng Bridge

  • Hike from Zhaoxing to the Tangan Dong Village

    Hike from Zhaoxing to the Tangan Dong Village

  • Diping


Liping is a county with predominantly Dong ethnic group which accounts for the replication of the culture throughout the area. In this remote region of the Qiandongnan, Guizhou, people of the Dong ethnic group have preserved the same culture for more than 2,000 years. In addition, visitors can travel to the Dong villages around Liping, including the Zhaoxing Dong villages, which are known for their splendid typical wooden constructions.

Overview of Liping District

Liping County is located at the eastern end of Qiandongnan, Guizhou and on the border between Guangxi and Hunan. Just as Kaili is dedicated to the Miao ethnic group, Liping is the center of the Dong minority culture. This important ethnic group of Guizhou has been known for building exceptional wind and rain bridges as well as the drum towers in the heart of the villages. Thus, there are more than 300 typical bridges in the district of Liping. Likewise, Among the 520,000 people of the Dong ethnic group live in China, more than 350,000 are located in Liping. This area is like a museum of Dong architecture.
Depending on the routes, tourists may find different towers, each distinguished by their summits adding charm to the village. Bridges, meanwhile, are architectural feats which are even listed in UNESCO. These bridges are entirely made of wood and stone. Cross a river through several tens meters' long bridge, these wind and rain bridges are impressive.
The most important part of the district of Liping is undoubtedly the Zhaoxing, the largest Dong village of Guizhou! Here, they are more than 800 families (more than 4,000 people) that perpetuate the traditions of the Dong ethnic group for more than 2,000 years. Zhaoxing is the combination of 6 smaller Dong villages with the result being beautiful especially when touring the area riding between the villages. Thus, it is possible to discover the local culture in a unique setting such as the rice terraces of Jiabang.

Must-see in Liping

The main attraction in Liping are the Dong villages of Zhaoxing. There, you can easily spend one or two days discovering the small villages of the Dong minority, attending the local festivities, listening to the Dong songs and walking through the rice terraces. There is also a hike from the Tang'an village to enjoy the beauty descending gradually along the rice terraces and returning to Zhaoxing at the end.
For travelers in search of origin, it is possible to explore the village of Huanggang. Since it is difficult to access, the village has remained intact.
To enjoy a traditional wind and rain bridge, go to the border of Guangxi to visit the village of Diping.
It is also possible to go to the northern region of Liping to enjoy a beautiful natural park. There, a beautiful natural arch awaits you, also known as the Tiansheng Bridge.

The Best Time to Visit Liping

Among the entire region of the Qiandongnan, Liping district is located in a subtropical zone. Thus, the winters are not too cold and summers are average. However, the rain is frequent and may often fall more than half of the year.

  • Best time to visit

    May. Jun. Sep. Oct. 
  • Altitude

    618M Altitude Liping
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