Zhenyuan attractions

Temple in Zhenyuan

Qīnglóng Dòng

Across the river from the old town, the epic vertical warren of temples, grottoes, corridors and caves of Qīnglóng Dòng rises up against Zhōnghé Mountain (Zhōnghé Shān; 中和山). Flooded with lights at night, it forms a…
Area in Zhenyuan

Sifangjing Xiang

Four old and well-preserved alleys lead north away from the river: Sifangjing Xiang, Fuxing Xiang, Renshou Xiang and Chongzikou Xiang. Wander along Sifangjing Xiang and peek at its namesake Sìfāngjǐng (Four Directio…
Gorge in Zhenyuan

Tiěxī Gorge

A trip to the pleasant Tiěxī Gorge (铁溪) offers the chance to plunge along rocky trails shaded by overhanging trees. Don't miss the Dragon Pool (龙潭; Lóngtán) and Jīguān Mountain (鸡冠岭; Jīguān Lǐng). Food vendors are s…
Walls in Zhenyuan

Miáojiāng Great Wall

There’s an energetic half-hour climb above town, past the Four Officials Temple to the top of Shípíng Shān, to the remains of this 16th-century wall built to protect Zhènyuǎn. Get up really early or leave it late in…
Bridge in Zhenyuan

Zhùshèng Bridge

The most photographed sight in town, Zhènyuǎn’s old bridge (祝圣桥; Zhùshèng Qiáo) is a gorgeous and robust span of arches topped with a three-storey pavilion, leading visitors across the water to Qīnglóng Dòng. It's a…
Buddhist Temple in Zhenyuan

Tiānhòu Temple

This 'Temple of the Queen of Heaven' is a 16th-century temple complex on the north of the river, and the best preserved of a series built by Fujianese merchants.
Mountain in Zhenyuan

Fanjing Mountain

Guizhou's northeastern flanks are home to some of southern China's most densely populated wildlife. Visitors passing through the tobacco town of Tongren are invariably en route to the 2572m Fànjìng Shān, a sacred Bu…
Historic Site in Zhenyuan

City Walls

The old city walls on the south side of the Wǔyáng River have been restored and you can walk a considerable way along them towards the train station. In the other direction you'll reach a 14th-century arch, where lo…
Buddhist Temple in Zhenyuan

Four Officials Temple

Small, attractive temple on Shípíng Shān, with delightful forest views near the edge of the Miáojiāng Great Wall.
Mountain in Zhenyuan

Shípíng Shān

This mountain across the river has the remains of the Miáojiāng Great Wall and the Four Officials Temple.