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Longsheng & Sanjiang Introduction

Wind and Rain Bridge, Sanjiang


Sanjiang, a county of Liuzhou City, is the only Dong autonomous county in Guangxi. Seven nationalities -- Han, Dong, Hui, Miao, Zhuang, Yao and Mulam -- reside here, with Dong accounting for over 50% of the whole population. Visitors are often attracted by the primitive and fantastic Dong ethnic culture represented in the beautiful county.

Sanjiang has preserved the unique architecture of the Dong people, including over one hundred Wind and Rain Bridges and Drum Towers . The exquisitely constructed Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge  and Mapang Drum Tower  are the best of these. Dong villages are also known as 'Villages of Hundreds of Festivals.'   No matter when they travel, visitors are likely to come across a festival. They will be delighted by the various traditional performances, such as antiphonal singing, collective dancing, Dong Opera, firecracker contests, and Reed-Pipe Wind Instrument competition. The tart Dong cuisine adds further excitement to any visit.

Sanjiang is also reputed as 'Sea of Firs and Lakes of Oil' in Guangxi. The whole county is densely covered by various forests, such as tea-oil trees, firs, pines and bamboos. The wine brewed with chrysanthemum, glutinous rice and honey is also well-known.

Sanjiang is located in the north of Guangxi and borders Hunan and Guizhou Provinces . Travelers can take a train or coach from some cities in Hunan , Hubei , Guizhou and Guangdong . There are coaches between Liuzhou, Guilin and Longsheng. Visitors can also take a regular bus to the towns or villages within the county.

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