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Location of Tongren Prefecture within Guizhou (China)

Tongren (Chinese: 铜仁; Tóngrén) is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of Guizhou Province. Tongren is a multi-ethnic area. There are many famous scenic spots in Tongren, such as Fanjing Mountain, Shiqian Hot Spring, Daming Border Town, Miaowang City, Jiulong Cave and Zhou Yiqun's former residence.

Understand[edit]

Tongren City, a prefecture-level city in Guizhou Province, is located in the northeastern part of Guizhou Province, in the hinterland of Wuling Mountains, adjacent to Huaihua City in Hunan Province in the east, bordering Chongqing City in the north, high in the northwest and low in the southeast. In 2020, the resident population of Tongren City was 3.3 million.

Tongren has 2 national nature reserves, 3 national scenic spots, 9 provincial scenic spots, 1 national mine park, and 1 national karst geopark. Shanghai-Kunming Railway, Shanghai-Kunming Expressway, Hangrui Expressway, Tongda Expressway, and Sijian Expressway pass through it.


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Climate[edit]

Subtropical monsoon climate

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Tongren Fenghuang Airport (铜仁凤凰机场), Binjiang Avenue, Daxing Town, Songtao Miao Autonomous County (松桃苗族自治县大兴镇滨江大道) (bus no. 20 conveys passengers between the airport and the city), +86 856 5938304. Tongren's main airport. Tongren Fenghuang Airport (Q1019297) on Wikidata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongren_Fenghuang_Airport on Wikipedia
  • Qianbei Dejiang Airport (黔北德江机场). An under-construction airport in Tongren's Dejiang County.

By train[edit]

  • 2 Tongren Railway Station (铜仁站), Qingshui Avenue, Bijiang District (碧江区清水大道) (bus nos. 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 and Sightseeing Bus 2), toll-free: +86 856-95105105. Tongren's main central railway station. Tongren Railway Station (Q16691229) on Wikidata
  • 3 Tongren South Railway Station (铜仁南站), Dalong Town, Yuping Dong Autonomous County (玉屏侗族自治县大龙镇). A station serving Yuping Dong Autonomous County. Tongren South railway station (Q8061426) on Wikidata Tongren South railway station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

  • 4 Shanghai—Kunming Expressway (沪昆高速公路) (Starting point: Xinzhuang Interchange, Humin Road, Minhang District, Shanghai; end point: Xiaozhuang Interchange, Second Ring Road, Panlong District, Kunming City). China's national expressway network number is G60, starting in Shanghai, passing through Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Jinhua, Quzhou, Shangrao, Yingtan, Nanchang, Xinyu, Yichun, Pingxiang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Loudi, Shaoyang, Huaihua, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun , Qujing, ending in Kunming. G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway (Q785428) on Wikidata G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway on WikipediaShanghai-Kunming Expressway (沪昆高速公路)
  • Map of Tongren (Guizhou)
    5 Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway (杭瑞高速公路) (starting point: Hangzhou City Ring Expressway, Zhejiang Province, leaving a hub; end point: Ruili West Toll Station, Ruili City, Yunnan Province.). Hangrui Expressway is an east-west horizontal line in China's expressway network. G56 Hangzhou–Ruili Expressway (Q785246) on Wikidata G56 Hangzhou–Ruili Expressway on WikipediaHangrui Expressway (杭瑞高速公路)
  • Tongda Expressway (铜大高速公路) (starting point: Baguanxi in Maoxi Village, Hexi Office, Tongren City, and the end point is Dalong Town, Yuping County). Tongda Expressway is connected with Shanghai-Kunming Expressway, with a total length of 56 km.Tongda Expressway (铜大高速公路)
  • Sinan-Jianhe Expressway (思剑高速公路) (A highway connecting Sinan County, Tongren City, and Jianhe County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, in Guizhou Province, China.). The total length is 157 km, and the design speed is 80 km/h.Sijian Expressway (思剑高速公路)

Bus terminal[edit]

  • Tongren North Passenger Station (铜仁客运北站).Tongren North Coach Station
  • Tongren Huanbei Bus Terminal (铜仁环北汽车客运站).Tongren Huanbei Bus Terminal
  • Tongren Chengnan Bus Station (铜仁城南汽车站).
  • Tongren Bus Station (铜仁客车站).Tongren Bus Station
  • Tongren Tourist Passenger Station (铜仁旅游客运站).Tongren Tourist Passenger Station

Get around[edit]

There are many tourist attractions in Tongren City, and the traffic in the city is also very convenient.

See[edit]

Miaowangcheng, was built in the early years of Hongwu in the Ming Dynasty.

There are 2 national nature reserves, 3 national scenic spots, 9 provincial scenic spots, 1 national mine park, and 1 national karst geological park.

  • 1 Miao Wangcheng (苗王城). Founded in the early years of Hongwu in Ming Dynasty, it was the first place to answer the lawsuit of Miao Min. Wangcheng covers an area of about 4 square kilometers and is divided into East City and West City. It is a well-preserved Miaojiang ancient city on the borders of Hunan, Guizhou and Chongqing that integrates politics, economy, culture, military and architecture. It has high historical research value and tourism development value.
  • 2 Ming Paradise (大明边城). National AAAA-level scenic spot, there are dozens of tourist attractions, covering six elements of tourism functions such as "food, accommodation, travel, shopping and entertainment".
  • 3 Zhusha Ancient Town Scenic Area (朱砂古镇景区), 100 m east of Guanshan Road, Wanshan District (贵州省市万山区官山路东100米) (Tuping Community, Wanshan Town, Wanshan District (贵州省铜仁市万山区万山镇土坪社区)), +86 856 3900555. 08:30—17:30. Centering on the theme of cinnabar art, will build a nostalgic mine town with nostalgic architecture, industrial museum, cliff plank road, underground Great Wall and star-rated hotel. ¥130 (including cinnabar Gu Dao, that era, Grand View Garden and sightseeing bus). ¥130.

Do[edit]

Scenery at the top of Fanjing Mountain
  • 1 Mount Fanjing (梵净山), No. 1 Heiwan River, Jiangkou County (江口县黑湾河1号) (direct buses to Mount Fanjing depart from the Tongren Tourist Bus Station at 8:30am daily; the bus takes 90 minutes and costs ¥35; if you miss it, you will need to change buses at the Jiangkou County Bus Station), +86 856 6720358. 08:00-19:00 (March to November); 08:00-18:00 (December to February). Mount Fanling is a sacred Buddhist site and National Nature Reserve in the middle of Tongren's Jiangkou County. It was rated as a national AAAAA-level tourist attraction on October 17, 2018 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site that same year. ¥120 (including entry ticket and sightseeing car ticket), ¥70 (one-way cable car ticket), ¥140 (two-way cable car ticket). Mount Fanjing (Q11116077) on Wikidata Fanjingshan on Wikipedia
  • 2 Shiqian Hot Spring (石阡温泉), 305 Provincial Road, Tangshan Town, Shiqian County, Tongren City, +86 0856 3928111, fax: +86 0856-3928333. 08:00-22:00. Shiqian Hot Spring Scenic Spot is China's first national-level hot spring group scenic spot and a national 4A-level tourist scenic spot.It has a history of more than 400 years and has a unique traditional bathing culture. It is the only natural mineral hot spring in the country and rare in the world that can be used for bathing and drinking directly. Adult ¥199, child ¥50.
  • 3 Yunshe Village (云舍村), Yunshe Village, Taiping Town, jiangkou county, Tongren City(铜仁市江口县太平镇云舍村), +86 856-3900288. The main attractions are the First Foot Ruins, indigenous papermaking and Shenlongtan. You can take Tongren-Fanjingshan bus at Tongren Chengbei Bus Terminal. The fare is ¥19.5, and the journey takes about 2 hours. Or you can take Jiangkou-Yunshe Village at jiangkou county Bus Station, which is about 7 kilometers. The bus fare is ¥1. It takes about ten minutes by car. Go on road trip can enter Tongren—X508—Fanjingshan Avenue from Guiyang-North Second Ring Expressway-Guizun Expressway-Lanhai Expressway-Hangrui Expressway.
    Mount Fanjing
  • Watch Shiqian Puppet Show (石阡木偶戏),Shiqian puppet show is a traditional puppet opera that spreads in Shiqian County, Tongren City, Guizhou Province.The basic elements of Shiqian puppet show include singing, gongs and drums, "heads", costumes, props, performances, etc.

Buy[edit]

Grand Cross Pedestrian Street (大十字步行街), Grand Cross, Bijiang District, Tongren City, Guizhou Province. 08:00-22:00. Mainly special snacks, the price is lower. There are snacks such as rice tofu, sour radish and yogurt twist. ¥100.Grand Cross Pedestrian Street(大十字步行街),The shopping malls in Tongren City are full of shops and crowded with people.

South Great Wall·Golden Beach Shopping Center(南长城·金滩购物中心)It is in the bustling part of the city, with a complete range of items and a good environment. The first floor of the shopping center is mainly for food and cosmetics, the second floor is mainly for clothing, and the first floor is a supermarket and a movie theater.

Carrefour - Zhonghua Road Store(家乐福-中华路店)The location is very easy to find, the traffic is very convenient, there are direct buses. The business area is large, the product categories are complete, the prices are affordable, the checkout is very convenient and fast, and the staff are enthusiastic.

Eat[edit]

Tongren She Rice (铜仁社饭) Tongren She Rice is a traditional food in Tongren, Guizhou.The production method is very precise and the materials are rich. It is made of glutinous rice mixed with artemisia vegetables, shallots, garlic sprouts, diced bacon, walnut kernels, dried wax beans, and peanut kernels. Soft and delicious, it is suitable for all ages.

Sinan Huatianba (思南花甜粑) Huatianba is made from glutinous rice and sticky rice as the main raw materials. The taste is sweet and delicious, and it is a must-have food for the locals during the Chinese New Year.

Cold folded ear root (凉拌折耳根) Folded ear root has the effect of clearing away heat and detoxifying. This special dish is sour, spicy and crisp, and it is a must-have cold dish.

Guanzhou beef jerky(官舟牛肉干) The local yellow cattle along the river are processed and produced, and the meat is tender, sweet and delicious, mainly divided into spicy and spiced.

Tongren crispy rice flour(铜仁锅巴粉) is made by grinding rice and mung beans into juice, then baking them into very thin cakes in a pot, and then cutting them into even and wide vermicelli. Like most southern rice noodles, they are cooked in a boiling water pot, then put into a bowl to add soup and various seasonings.

Jiangkou rice tofu(江口米豆腐) bright yellow and crystal clear, can be cut into slices, strips, blocks or made into shrimp rice tofu. It is sour, spicy, smooth, soft and delicious, and can be cooked cold or hot with Jiangkou's special oil pepper, vinegar pepper and seasoning.

Zhusha Hotel Chinese Restaurant (朱砂大酒店中餐厅), No. 248, Fanjingshan Avenue, Wanshan District, Tongren City, Guizhou Province, +86 08563427777. Monday to Sunday 09:30-01:00. RMB 40 per person.

Drink[edit]

Tujia sesame sugar wine (土家麻糖酒) Only about 20 degrees, the color is golden and transparent, and the flavor is unique.

Fanjing Mountain Tribute Tea (梵净山贡茶) The color is bright, the amino acid and protein content is high, and it is rich in trace elements such as selenium and zinc necessary for the human body. It is rich in nutrients, has a fresh and mellow taste, and has a long-lasting fragrance.

Sleep[edit]

There are many hotels, homestays and guesthouses in Tongren city, which are generally equipped with shower facilities, televisions, tables and chairs, etc. Homestays can cook at moderate prices; Hotels above Samsung are expensive, but the sanitary environment is very good; guesthouses are cheap, but the sanitary environment will be relatively poor.

  • Tongren Wanshan Holiday Hotel(铜仁万山假日酒店)A five-star hotel. There are indoor swimming pools, gyms, restaurants, bars, children's playgrounds and chess and card rooms.
  • Tongren State Guest House(铜仁国宾馆)A five-star hotel. There is an indoor swimming pool, gym, billiard room and restaurant.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

The daytime scenery of Qianhu Miao Village in Xijiang, Guizhou.
  • Fenghuang - a well-preserved ancient city across the border in Hunan Province. Accessible by bus from both Tongren Tourist Bus Station and Tongren North Bus Station. Buses from the North Bus Station head directly to the old city whereas buses from Tongren Tourist Bus Station terminate at the Fenghuang Bus Terminal
  • Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village (西江千户苗寨),The whole journey by car is about 215.1 km. It takes about three hours to take the Tongda Expressway and the Shanghai-Kunming Expressway. The village is a 4A-level tourist attractions. Famous scenic spots include the Miao Culture Museum, the Miao Village Building Complex, the Yanyu Wind and Rain Bridge, and the Xijiang Night View. The scenery is very beautiful and attracts many tourists. You can get there quicker by taking a high-speed train to Kaili, then taking a bus from there (there is a bus station at Kaili South Railway Station).
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