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Taijiang County (台江县; pinyin: Táijiāng Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of Qiandongnan Prefecture in Guizhou Province, located in the southeast of Guizhou Province and the middle of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture. In 2020, the population of Taijiang County was about 123,000. It has the title of "the first county of Miao nationality in the world".


Get in[edit]

320 National highway runs through the county more than 50 kilometers, the county is only 40 kilometers from the Kama Expressway, 218 kilometers from the provincial capital Guiyang, 50 kilometers from the state capital Kaili, 50 kilometers from the Hunan-Guizhou railway Kaili Railway Station. Highway 65 will cross the border. The newly built Nanshi to Wangjiang Highway is a lap link between 320 and 321 national highways. You can go straight to Guangxi from here. The Qingshui River can reach Duyun and Dongting Lake.

Get around[edit]

Map of Taijiang
  • 1 Red Yang ten thousand mu grassland (红阳万亩草场). Hongyang ten thousand Mu grassland is an important scenic spot in Nangong Forest Park, located in the south of Taigong Town, Taijiang County, the north foot of Leigong Mountain, the jurisdiction of Hongzhai Village, 16 km from the county seat. Ten thousand mu of grassland stretching undulating, known as the "southern Tianshan" laudatory name. At the end of Ming Dynasty, the king of Guangxi, Wu Sangui and Wu (Sun) Shi Han (Dian Hua period) camped here and lived and multiplied for a hundred years; Guizhou Miao hero Zhang Xiumei moved here to resist the Qing army.


  • 1 Miao Jiang Sister Square (苗疆姊妹广场). It is a leisure place, and many activities are held here during the festival. The square decoration is very national style.
  • 2 Wongyou River National Wetland Park (翁你河国家湿地公园). The total area is 376.89 hectares.


  • The center of the county is very busy at night, with many vendors selling snacks.
  • There are many barbecue stalls by the river.


  • Guizhou Miao Sister Festival(The 15th of the third lunar month) mainly refers to the Miao people in Taijiang County, Shibing County and some areas of Jianhe County in Guizhou province in the spring season, hosted by women to eat sister food festival. The festival etiquette is simple and unique, and the most typical and spectacular is the Miao Sister Festival from March 15 to 17 beside the Qingshui River in Shidong area of Taijiang County.


  • 1 Taijiang Trade City (台江商贸城). There are many good restaurants and food stalls in this area, as well as wet markets and shops selling clothes.


  • Fish in sour soup. Miao's fish in sour soup is a delicious dish enjoyed by people of all ethnic groups in the Miao area. Although it is not cooked by the chef carefully, nor does it cost a drop of oil or more ingredients, it is famous for its freshness, tenderness, fragrance and beauty.
  • Glutinous rice is one of the Miao staple food, occupies an important position in the life of the Miao people, for men and women, the old and young favorite food, people think that eating sticky rice is not hungry, light taste, not as sweet as glutinous rice, without dishes can also eat, without chopsticks, hand pinch to eat extremely convenient. Where to visit relatives and friends of the gift, a variety of festivals (sister festival) staple food, mostly made of glutinous rice.
  • Pickled fish is a traditional delicacy of Miao family. It is rich in color and flavor, and tastes refreshing and pleasant. The Miao people are used to breeding carp in the rice fields, washing the fresh fish caught, cutting open its internal organs, and then sprinkling an appropriate amount of salt and chili powder, and then impregnating the condiments such as Sichuan pepper noodles, placing on the fireworks to dry, and then smearing the prepared sweet wine, or glutinous rice powder on the fish, a layer of fish a layer of sweet wine lees, packed into the altar cover well, sealed. After half a month, it can be fried in oil or eaten raw.
  • Salted meat is the fresh meat fat cut into slices, with glutinous rice flour and an appropriate amount of salt and chili powder, and then on the pepper noodles and other condiments on the top of the meat, a layer of meat a layer of rice noodles, into the altar sealed, half a month later it can be eaten, delicious fragrance.


  • There are many milk tea shops in the center of the county, all chain stores
  • There are some bars in the alley, you can go in and listen to some music and have a drink
  • Rice wine. The Miao people have long mastered the technology of wine making. Most farmers can make their own wine, such as sweet wine, brewing wine and soju, but soju is the most common. In Miao society, the amount of wine is very large, such as building new houses, celebrating the New Year, marriage, funeral, worship God, worship ancestors, etc., all need to use wine, especially to do heavy work, meals and meals cannot do without wine.



Emergency numbers: 110 - Police, 119 - Fire, 120 - First aid, 122 - Traffic accidents

Go next[edit]

  • Guiyang (贵阳; Guìyáng) is the capital of Guizhou province. While not the most spectacular of Chinese cities, it has much to offer as an introduction to the history, culture and natural splendor of Guizhou and China's southwest. Moreover, it is drastically cheaper than the more touristed and developed provinces. It makes an excellent base for exploring mountains, caves, rivers, and minority cultures of the province.
  • Anshun (安顺; Ānshùn) is a city in Guizhou Province. The city is rather small, but the huge waterfalls and caves in the surrounding area make this city a popular stop in most trips to Guizhou.
  • Kaili (凱里; Kǎilǐ) is an industrial city in Guizhou province and the capital of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture.
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