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Dragon Palace Scenic Area

The Dragon Palace Scenic Area is a popular tourist spot located in the Jiangzhou district of Tongren City in Guizhou Province, China. It is known for its beauty and unique geological formations, such as underground rivers, waterfalls, stalactites, and stalagmites. Visitors can explore the area through boat rides, hiking, and sightseeing tours.

  • Location: 27 km southwest of Anshun and 132 km from Guiyang.
  • Opening time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Ticket price: 90 CNY per person.
  • Time Needed: 2-3 hours
  • Best time to visit: from April to October when the weather is pleasant.
  • Suited to: anyone interested in natural beauty, geology, and local culture.
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What to See and Do in Dragon Palace Scenic Area

Dragon Palace Scenic Area is renowned for its vast collection of over 90 magnificent caves and numerous cascades, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Here are some of the top things to see and do in the Dragon Palace Scenic Area:

Explore the karst caves

Dragon Palace Scenic Area is home to over 90 karst caves, including two water tunnel caves with vibrant displays of stalagmites and stalactites in various hues of greens, yellows, reds, and more, creating a breathtaking sight for visitors.

Take a boat ride on the underground river

The underground river flows beneath more than 30 hills, connecting over 90 limestone caves within the scenic spot. Visitors can take a boat ride through the cave, experiencing the changing views and fascinating natural surroundings.

Dragon Palace Boat Trip
Take a boat ride on the underground river

Admire the Dragon Palace Waterfall

The waterfall, which is 34 meters high and 25 meters wide, cascades down from Tianchi Lake along the Dragon Palace, creating a spectacular natural wonder that captivates geologists and tourists alike.

Visit Longgong Stone Forest

Longgong Stone Forest: This forest is located near the entrance of the scenic area and features a unique karst landscape with towering limestone pillars and other unusual rock formations.

 

Best Time to visit Dragon Palace Scenic Area

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) is the best time to visit Dragon Palace Scenic Area when the weather is mild and the temperature is comfortable. During these seasons, visitors can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the area without the crowds and heat of summer. It’s also recommended to visit during weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds.

 

Attractions nearby Dragon Palace Scenic Area

There are several nearby attractions that visitors can explore after visiting Dragon Palace Scenic Area, including:

  • Huangguoshu Waterfall: This iconic waterfall is located about 50 km from Dragon Palace Scenic Area and is the largest waterfall in Asia.
  • Tianxingqiao Scenic Area: This scenic area is located about 60 km from Dragon Palace Scenic Area and features a range of unique karst landscapes, underground caves, and crystal-clear waters.
  • Xijiang Miao Village: This village is located about 100 km from Dragon Palace Scenic Area and is home to the Miao ethnic minority group, offering visitors a glimpse into their unique culture and traditions.

 

Getting to Dragon Palace Scenic Area

Visitors can reach Dragon Palace Scenic Area by taking a bus from Anshun City. Buses run regularly from Anshun Bus Station to Dragon Palace Scenic Area. The journey takes about half an hour. Alternatively, visitors can take a taxi or hire a private car for direct transportation to Dragon Palace Scenic Area.

Moreover, Dragon Palace Scenic Area is located near Huangguoshu Waterfall, another popular attraction in the area. Visitors can explore both scenic destinations on the same day, as it only takes around half an hour by car to travel between the two spots, making it a great option for visitors who want to make the most out of their trip to Guizhou Province.

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