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Tongren, known as the "gateway to eastern Guizhou", is situated in the junction of Guizhou Province and Hunan Province. Tongren is 390 km away from Guiyang, the provincial capital of Guizhou Province. It takes about 5 hours by car from Tongren to Guiyang. Because of migration to the cities, the  urban area of Tongren has been expanded to 24,000 square kilometers and the total constructed urban area is about 23 square kilometers, with an urban Greening Ratio of 51%.

The total population of Tongren City is 380,000, while the population of the urban area is 230,000. In addition, the area code for Tongren is 0856, and the postal code is 554300.

Tongren is located in the southeast edge of Fanjing Mountain, which is the main peak of the Wuling Mountains. Here, wonderful scenes of mountains, caves and hot springs are set together. Ridges and peaks gracefully run together and mountains and streams depend on each other for sustenance. Thus, it is no wonder that there are more than 40 scenic spots in this area. In addition to the well-known Fanjing Mountain and Jiulong Cave, there are many beautiful scenes which are rare in the world.

Tongren is also a multi-ethnic region containing many minority groups, with Miao, Tujia, Dong, Gelo, Man and others inhabiting here. Each year during the Spring Festival, many colorful folk dance performances can be seen in this area, such as Lantern, Tea Lights, and Dragon Light, as well as Playing Money Shot and Stilt.

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Southern Great Wall As a famous world heritage and a typical architecture of China, great wall was believed to be a defence line for Central China to resist the nomadic tribes from Northern China for long, However, exception was found in southern China in ...Read More
Wutun Temple Wutun Temple is located in the Wutun village just outside of Tongren; the Temple is divided into the "lower" and "upper" temple. This classically styled temple is filled with ancient Tibetan treasures: frescos and weavings. The temple is widely ...Read More
Rabkong Art Museum Rabkong Art Museum is a famous historic and cultural city located in picturesque southern Qinghai, in the Tibetan Nanzhou County. It is a melting-pot of different ethnicities as well as being an important administrative, economic, cultural ...Read More

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by Parul 2011-05-23
The phoenix is under the jurisdiction of the phoenix county being located in the edge of the west of Hunan Province in the ancient city, the whole area in the whole county is 1751.10 sq. km., 66 kilometers long from south to north, it is 50 kilometers wide from east to west. The whole county belongs to the monsoon moist climate area of middle subtropical ...
by Etain 2011-05-23
Ticket 45 yuan Traffic After reaching the phoenix, takes the regular bus that phoenixes to my camped at the bus stop, fare is about 3 yuan, go to the South the Great Wall to get off. Introduce China southern the Great Wall was establish in the 33rd year of Jiajing in Ming Dynasty A.D. 1554) Complete tomorrow opening for 3 years A.D. 1622) The Great Wall ...
by Ginette 2011-05-23
Open hour 8: 30- 17: 30 Ticket 45 yuan. Introduce Boundary the Great Wall of seedling that the phoenix found was established in Wanli period of Ming Dynasty 1573 years 1620 years) ,190 of total length, start from the intersection of western Hunan and the intersection of Guzhang and the intersection of magpie and camp of county in the north, the south reach ...