Qingyan Ancient Town former garrison post

Qingyan Ancient Town Guiyang Guizhou
The Qingyan Ancient Town offers a pleasant walk and an overview of traditional buildings of Qing and Ming dynasties. Former garrison post of Ming, it was converted into traditional village over the centuries. With stone houses, Qingyan is an excellent reflection of everyday life under the dynasties.

Strategic Military Point

This former garrison post dates back to fourteenth century. The first Ming emperor had indeed noticed the strategic interest to install a camp and a standing army posts. Due to its geographical location, Qingyan was only built in stone. Extremely well preserved, it is yet more feel the military presence here.

Traditional Village

This military post gradually became a traditional Chinese village. Military were replaced by traders during the Ming dynasty and it went well in the Qing Dynasty. From a small size, the city extends over 3 km² and yet brings in together the four religions of Catholicism, Christianity, Taoism and Buddhism. Its fortifications are 10 meters high and are visible from afar. This explains why they were able to be used as watchtowers. Inside, stone bridges, temples and traditional houses just waiting for you.

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