Sanjiang Travel Guide
三江About an hour and a half drive from the Longsheng Rice Terraces and about three hours from Guilin, Sanjiang is the name most often given to the cluster of Dong villages in northeast Guangxi province. The area is best known as the home of one of China's architectural wonders, the 78-meter long Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge. The Dong people are renowned carpenters and their spectacular bridges, drum towers, and two-story homes can be seen dotting the hills around Sanjiang.
Sanjiang is also a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. A number of great long and short-term treks are accessible from the villages surrounding the Chengyang Bridge. Make your base at the riverside guesthouse near the Chengyang Bridge. With balconies overlooking the river and bridge, this can be a great place for visitors to relax for a day or two and a good base for exploring the nearby villages.
For a great little taste of Guizhou, the Sanjiang cluster of Dong villages is ideal for those looking for a taste of minority life in China. The incredible wooden bridges and drum towers of the villages set in the idyllic rolling hills of northern Guangxi makes for a wonderful day trip. Sanjiang can be accessed by 1.5 hour drive from Longsheng or 3.5 hour drive from Guilin. If traveling from...