Shiping Mountain Scenic Area

Top choice in Guizhou

A strenuous 30-minute climb up this mountain above town takes you through quiet forest to the remains of the Miaojiang Great Wall and the Four Officials Temple. En route, a pretty pavilion perched on the cliff-edge offers a welcome rest point, as well as gorgeous panoramic views of the town and surrounding valleys.

At the top of the mountain there are lots of delightful little trails to explore. Be careful in wet weather as the trails are slippery and muddy.

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Nearby Guizhou attractions

1. Yan Emperor Palace

0.05 MILES

Small, obscured temple dedicated to the fearsome 'fire god' Yan Di (炎帝), a deity in early Chinese mythology.

2. Zhusheng Bridge

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The most photographed sight in town, Zhenyuan’s old bridge is a gorgeous and robust span of arches topped with a three-storey pavilion, leading visitors…

3. Confucius Temple

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Now pretty much a block of flats from the 1960s, little remains of the Confucius Temple except for its main facade and the Lǐ Mén (Gate of Rites).

4. Zhenyuan Museum

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The Zhenyuan Museum displays items relating to the history of the town, including stacks of old photos – but the cannon out front is the real prize.

5. Qīnglóng Dòng

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Across the river from the old town, the epic vertical warren of temples, grottoes, corridors and caves of Qīnglóng Dòng rises up against Zhonghe Mountain …

6. Sifangjing Xiang

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Four old and well-preserved alleys lead north away from the river: Sifangjing Xiang, Fuxing Xiang, Renshou Xiang and Chongzikou Xiang. Wander along…

8. Four Officials Temple

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Small, attractive temple on Shiping Mountain, with delightful forest views near the edge of the Miaojiang Great Wall.