Dong cultural tour in Sanjiang, Liuzhou
1. Sanjiang Dadongzhai Scenic Area
Located in Sanjiang Dong autonomous county, Liuzhou, Sanjiang Dadongzhai Scenic Area is a 4A-level scenic spot in China. Its main attractions include the Sanjiang wind-rain bridge, a Dong characteristic venue with the largest body of a wooden structure, Sanjiang gulou or Sanjiang drum towers, the world's largest and most abundant historical and cultural monument gallery of the Dong nationality, as well as Zuomei, a large-scale performance of a Dong nationality love story.
Address: Sanjiang Dong autonomous county, Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region
Sanjiang Dadongzhai Scenic Area. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
2. Chengyang Bazhai (Eight stockaded villages) Scenic Area
Chengyang Bazhai (Eight stockaded villages) Scenic Area is a 4A scenic spot located in Linxi town, Sanjiang Dong autonomous county. It consists of eight natural villages in Chengyang surrounded by green hills and beautiful scenery, including Ma'an (An), Pingzhai, Yanzhai, Dongzhai, Dazhai, Pingzhai, Pingpuzhai, and Jichangzhai.
It is a well-known in-depth experience area of Dong folk customs in Guangxi as there are nine wind-rain bridges and 11 drum towers in the scenic area. Boasting abundant original tourism resources of the Dong ethnic group, it showcases the unique Dong culture with its main tourism attractions, such as the landscape of a traditional Dong village, Diaojiaolou, and drum towers.
Address: Chengyang village, Linxi town, Sanjiang Dong autonomous county, Liuzhou
Chengyang Bazhai (Eight stockaded villages) Scenic Area. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
3. Xianren Mountain Scenic Spot
Xianren Mountain Scenic Spot is located in Buyang village, Bajiang town in north Sanjiang Dong autonomous county. It was listed as a 4A scenic spot in May 2018.
The scenic spot is a tea garden eco-tourism area integrating sightseeing, tea planting, tea picking, tea making, and tea tasting. The facilities around the tea plantation can meet the demands of visitors in terms of food, accommodation, amusement activities, and shopping. It boasts the unique and beautiful scenery of tea gardens, which gives visitors a feeling of returning to nature.
Address: Buyang village, Bajiang town, Sanjiang Dong autonomous county
Xianren Mountain Scenic Spot. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
4. Guandong Scenic Area
Guandong Scenic Area is an important scenic spot that reflects the collective cultural activities of the Dong people. It features folk customs, such as singing love songs and wine songs, as well as playing traditional instruments like the pipa and the lusheng, which showcase the Dong culture to visitors. The biggest feature here is that visitors can eat and enjoy a sumptuous Dong meal during their visit.
Address: Guandong village, Linxi town, Sanjiang Dong autonomous county, Liuzhou
5. Chankou Scenic Area
Chankou Scenic Area is famous for its old banyan tree that is more than 1,300 years old. This tree is regarded by local residents as the tree god who protects the village. Villagers burn incense at the bottom of the banyan tree and pray for peace, good luck, and happiness during festivals and major events.
Visitors can enjoy the scenery on both sides of the Rongjiang River and experience the customs of the Dong culture of Chankou village by boat. They can also taste authentic Dong tea, as well as experience the unique life of the Dong people by visiting local residents' houses.
Address: Chankou village, Liangkou town, Sanjiang Dong autonomous county