Explore the area’s rich culture and breathtaking forests
Breathe in the fresh air as you hike through the rolling hills of nearby Zilin Mountain National Forest Park. At the Shenheqiao Anti-Japanese Cultural Park, you can witness first-hand where the Chinese defeated the Japanese by cutting off their only route through the wilderness. The local villages are a must-see; marvel at the ancient Chinese architecture scattered along the hillside. Take a day trip to Qiannan and you can learn how clothes and textiles are made using time-honored traditions, plus savor the scenic beauty of canyons, waterfalls, and rivers. For even more local feel, visit Yangdi Nationality Culture Village.There are also year-round festivals that celebrate ancient Miao customs, showcasing incredible costumes, dancing, and rituals.