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Tianlong Tunpu – a Well-kept 600-year-old Fortified Village in Guizhou

As a fortified village located in Guizhou, China, Tianlong Tunpu has a history dating back over 600 years. It has a strategic location and has been a stage station since the Yuan Dynasty. This village has preserved many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, including architecture and customs.

Tianlong Tunpu Facts

  • Location: Near Anshun Cityof Guizhou Province in China, about 67 kilometers from Guiyang and 30 kilometers from Anshun
  • Opening hours: 08:00- 18:00 (March – October); 08:30 – 17:30 (November – February)
  • Ticket price:35 CNY per person
  • Time needed:2-3 hours
  • Suited to:History and culture lovers
Guizhou Tianlong Tunpu
Tianlong Tunpu

What to See and Do in Tianlong Tunpu Village

Marvel at the Architecture and Layout

Tianlong Tunpu (also known as Tianlong Tunbao Town) mainly features its stone architecture. The residences maintain stone constructions with wooden doors, windows, and pillars that have elaborate carvings on them. Apart from its architecture, the village has kept the original layout. The main street runs through the whole village with many alleys connecting every household. There, you can explore the Gate Tower, Tea Station, Martial Arts Hall, and other ancient buildings.

Experience Tunpu Culture and Customs

People who live in Tianlong Tunpu keep the traditional Chinese customs. There are various festivals and events throughout the year, including the Lantern Festival and the Tunpu Martial Arts Festival. At festivals, Tunpu men perform folk plays, and women wear embroidered shoes, which gives them a sense of belonging and attracts more and more tourists.

Enjoy Local Performances

Martial Arts Hall in Tianlong Tunpu is a place for performances. There, you can see the local artists wearing masks with props in their hands, and they sing, dance, and perform folk plays accompanied by gongs and drums. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere on your Guizhou tours to Anshun, and you will love the performances.

Best Time to Visit Tianlong Tunpu

The ideal time to travel to Tianlong Tunpu in Guizhou is between April and October. During this period, the weather is mild and comfortable. Besides, if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture, you can visit Tianlong Tunpu at festivals and events. Then, you will get an opportunity to experience the traditional customs on your trip to Anshun in Guizhou.

How to Get to Tianlong Tunpu

If you find yourself in Guiyang, head to Guiyang North Railway Station to take a train to Pingba South Railway Station and then take a taxi to Tianlong Tunpu.

If you are in Anshun, you can go to Anshun East Bus Station and take a bus to Tianlong Tunpu, which costs CNY 10.

Attractions nearby Tianlong Tunpu

  • Huangguoshu Waterfall:It is one of the largest waterfalls in Asia. The whole scenic area stretches 20 kilometers and consists of 18 waterfalls of diversified styles. You can visit there after your tours of Tianlong Tunpu in Anshun.
  • Dragon Palace:Situated next to Huangguoshu Waterfall, this natural wonder has one of the longest and most beautiful karst caves in China, and it is a must-visit attraction on your Guizhou tours.
  • Tianxingqiao Scenic Area:Located near Tianlong Tunpu, this tourist spot greets tourists with beautiful landscapes. Visiting there, you can see magnificent waterfalls, splendid mountains, and dense forests.

Recommended Guizhou Tours to Anshun including Tianlong Tunpu


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