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Tianlong Tunpu

Tianlong Tunpu is a fortified village located in Guizhou, China. It has a history dating back over 600 years and is home to the ethnic group known as the Tunpu people. The village is unique in that it has preserved many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, including architecture, costumes, and customs.

  • Location: near Anshun city of Guizhou province in China, about  67 kilometers from Guiyang and 30 kilometers from Anshun
  • Chinese name: 天龙屯堡
  • Opening hours: 08:00- 18:00 (March – October); 08:30 – 17:30 (November – February)
  • Ticket price: 60 CNY per person
  • Time Needed: 2-3 hours
  • Suited to: history and culture lovers

 

What to see and do in Tianlong Tunpu Village

Visitors to Tianlong Tunpu can explore the village’s cobbled streets, ancient houses, and iconic drum towers, which were used for alarm signals during times of war. The Tunpu people are renowned for their martial prowess and have a history of serving as guards for the imperial court.

Today, the village is open to tourists who are interested in learning more about China’s rich cultural heritage. It is also home to various festivals and events throughout the year, including the Lantern Festival and the Tunpu Martial Arts Festival. Overall, Tianlong Tunpu is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in Chinese history and culture.

Guizhou Tianlong Tunpu
Tianlong Tunpu

Best Time to Visit Tianlong Tunpu

The optimal time to take a trip to Tianlong Tunbao is between April and October, as the weather is mild and comfortable during this period. It is also worth noting that Tianlong Tunbao is located in close proximity to Huangguoshu Waterfall, so it is ideal to plan a visit to both attractions between May and August to maximize your travel time.

For visitors who want to immerse themselves in the local culture, it is recommended to coincide their visit with one of the several local festivals. This will give visitors a unique opportunity to experience the traditional customs and practices of the Tunbao people and witness their rich cultural heritage firsthand.

 

How to get to Tianlong Tunpu

There are several transportation options available for visitors traveling to Tianlong Tunbao:

Visitors to Tianlong Tunbao have several transportation options available. The quickest and most direct option is to rent a vehicle from Guiyang or Anshun.

Alternatively, visitors can take a bus from Guiyang Bus Station to Anshun, Pingba, or Yangwu and transfer to a bus that travels directly to Tianlong Tunbao.

 

Attractions nearby Tianlong Tunpu

  • Huangguoshu Waterfall is a spectacular natural wonder and one of the largest waterfalls in Asia.
  • Dragon Palace, also known as Longgong, is a breathtaking karst cave that boasts dazzling rock formations and underground rivers.
  • Tianxingqiao Scenic Area boasts a wide range of landscapes, such as limestone formations, caves, a unique stone forest on water, enchanting waterfalls, dense forests, and serene lakes, offering visitors an unparalleled natural experience.

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