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To explore Tujia culture at Shiyanping village

Updated : Jul 05, 2022
Tujia culture boasts a long history with poems, folk art, songs in various forms, Yugu, Da Liu Zi, Nuo Opera, and Tujia Opera. They have been passed down from generation to generation.

The ecological rural scenery is beautiful and inviting. There are the largest Tujia stilted buildings in China, ancient courtyard, bridge, temple and hanging coffin in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

It is Shiyanping village with the most ethnic features.

Shiyanping Village, located in the southeast of Wangjiaping Town, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City, is one of the best-preserved stilted building communities in Hunan.

The unique buildings are different in height with various forms. The Tujia people in the village have lived in the mountain in peace for a long time, ploughing during the day and resting at night.

★Travel tips

Tourist resources: stilted buildings, ancient temples, natural stream, Tujia countryside, primeval forest, karst cave, coffins hanging on the cliff
Outdoor projects: mountain hiking, cross-country cycling, looking for folk customs, cave exploration, cycling, camping, etc.

Equipment requirements: quick-drying clothes, outdoor jackets, hiking shoes, alpenstock, water bags, gloves, headscarves, picnic appliances, camping equipment, cave-crossing lighting fixtures, helmets, medicines, etc.
Surrounding resources: Feitan waterfall, Hanshuixi ancient castle, Tianluo mountain

Traffic guide

Shiyanping Village (in Wangjiaping Town) is about 58 kilometers away from the urban area. It takes about one hour and 38 minutes by self-driving (drive along the urban road, the highway S228 (15 kilometers), the County Road X016 (38 kilometers), and the County Road X064 (five kilometers).

The smooth road is suitable for riding.

There is a shuttle bus from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to Yuanguping Town, where you can take a bus to the destination.

Edited by Li Ling 

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