Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County

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Sanjiang Dong
Autonomous County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Characters 三江侗族自治县
 • Pinyin Sānjiāng Dòngzú Zìzhì Xiàn
Sanjiang street scene (2003-08-17)
Sanjiang street scene (2003-08-17)
Country China
Region Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Prefecture Liuzhou
Area
 • Total 2,454 km2 (947 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 350,000
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County (Chinese: 三江侗族自治县; pinyin: Sānjiāng Dòngzú Zìzhì Xiàn) is a county in Liuzhou, northern Guangxi province, China. It is a region traditionally inhabited by the Dong people, bordering Guizhou to the northwest and Hunan to the northeast.

It has an area of 2454 square kilometers and a population of 350,000.[1]

Transportation[edit]

  • China National Highway 209
  • Reach by Bus from Longsheng about 1.5 hours, Guilin 4.5 hours
  • Sanjiang County Railway Station, about 10km from the main square and "Bird's Nest" bull fighting arena.

Tourism[edit]

20 km north of Sanjiang, toward Hunan province, lies the Dong district, Chengyang (程阳) which is becoming a popular tourist destination with backpackers. The district comprises eight traditional Dong minority villages. The houses are all made of wood. Inside the villages you will find traditional drum towers, which were used to announce important things or simply to perform plays to entertain the villagers. Crossing the river is the best preserved Wind and Rain Bridge (程阳风雨桥, chéng yáng fēng yǔ qiáo) which has five parts. The bridge dates to the 1920s and is for many people the main reason to visit the village.

North of Chengyang lies the tiny village of Linxia which is interesting because of the local market. There are no places to stay in Linxia, but a taxi from Sanjiang or Chengyang brings you there easily.

Notable people from Sanjiang[edit]

  • Wu Hongfei, journalist, novelist, and rock singer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Sanjiang, official website of Sanjiang County Government, visited on May 12, 2008.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°47′N 109°36′E / 25.783°N 109.600°E / 25.783; 109.600