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   Amdo Tour

Kunming-Stone Forest-Sizhong-Xingyi-Zhenfeng-Huangguoshu-Anshun-Liuzhi-
Guiyang (9 Days)

Day 1 Arrive in

Arrive in Kunming, known as the Spring city in China, the capital of Yunnan province. Pay a visit to the Bird and
Flower Market
, which is the most attractive shopping market where spring reigns all year, strolling on the market
street, you can see shops and stalls of all sorts, especially those featuring flowers, birds, and fish. You also have
chance to visit the Jinma & Biju Archway Twin Tower - the symbol building of Kunming. (L,D)  
Accommodation: Bank Hotel

Day 2 Kunming-Stone

Begin today's activity with a visit to Dragon Gate, the magnificent scenic place in Western Hill. Afternoon trip to
Stone Forest in Lunan Yi Nationality, which is about 120km from Kunming. This area offers visitors a unique
landscape of stark limestone pillars twisted and sculpted by wind and water erosion some 270 million year ago.
From a distance, these stone pillars look indeed like a dense forest; hence the name of Stone Forest. Stay
overnight there. (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Stone Forest Hotel



Day 3 Stone Forest-

Morning transfer to Xingyi via Sizhong. Xingyi is the southwest gate of entering Guizhou province. En route, visit the
local tobacco farm and a local country market if time is proper. (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Air Express Hotel

Day 4 Xingyi

Morning visit Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks (Wanfenglin), which spreads out like a fan from the edge of the
Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau at an altitude of over 2,000 meters. Then, pay a visit to the Local Folk Museum of
Wedding Rituals
. In the afternoon, visit Maling River Gorge, considered as "the spectacular crevice of the Yunnan-
Guizhou Plateau", its numerous permanent waterfalls and seasonal waterfalls form a unique and gorgeous view,
 and Heaven-star Gallery Scenic Attraction which needs 3 hours’ hiking. Stay overnight in Xingyi. (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Air Express Hotel


Day 5 Xingyi-Zhenfeng

Morning transfer to Zhenfeng. En route, visit Aiyu Buyi People Village to see their traditional way of spinning and
weaving. Then, explore Zuoqi Black Miao Village to discover women’s traditional costume with big earring, black
turban and black cotton jacket. Then, drive to Xiaotun to see the ancient paper-making way from mulberry tree.
Accommodation: Zhenfeng Inn

Day 6 Zhenfeng-


Morning drive to Huangguoshu. En route, stop at Huajiang to view its grand valley. Then, explore a local Buyi
People Village
to appreciate its stone architecture. In the afternoon, explore the largest waterfall in China –
Huangguoshu Waterfall, 81 meters wide and 74 meters in height. In flood season, the huge stream of pouring
water makes the precipitous cliffs trembling. (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Grand Waterfall Hotel


Day 7 Anshun-Liuzhi-

Full day excursion to Suoga Village for a visit to the long-horned Miao people, noted for their headdress consisting
of many meters and weight (4-5 pounds) of braided hemp wrapped to form two enormous horns with hair from the
wearer’s female ancestors. Their traditional clothes incorporate outstanding embroidery and batik. You will have a
chance to see how they make their headdress. A performance will be arranged. Return to Anshun. (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Grand Waterfall Hotel

Day 8 Anshun-

Morning coach to Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province. En route, stop at Tianlong to visit a local Laohan
best known for their Ground Opera or Dixi. The operas recreate ancient Chinese tales from the Three
Kingdoms(220-265) period and Tang (618-907) dynasties. The performers will put wooden mask on their
forehead to ensure their voice could be heard by the audience. Women’s traditional costumes come with long
blue robes and white or black turban. Upon arrival in Guiyang, pay a visit to the Jiaxiu Pavilion, the symbol building
of Guiyang. Overnight in Guiyang. (B,L,D)

Day9 Depart Guiyang

Breakfast and depart Guiyang for your next destination. (B)

B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
Hotels (or the same standard)
Kunming: Golden Dragon Hotel

Dali: Landscape Hotel

Lijiang: Jade Dragon Hotel

Zhongdian: Gyalthan hotel



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