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Xiaoqikong scenic spot

Updated: May 7, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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People visit the Xiaoqikong scenic spot in Libo county. The name was derived from the area's landmark—a stone bridge built in 1836. [Photo/IC]

Xiaoqikong, which means "bridge with seven little arches", is renowned as a wonderful summer resort in Libo county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province.

Located about 28 kilometers to the southwest of Libo, Xiaoqikong scenic area is a national reserve featuring karst landforms.

The area is covered by old-growth forests interwoven with torrential flows, deep valleys and green mountains. It is endowed with beautiful raw forests rarely seen in subtropical zones and was thus listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in June 2007.

Exhibiting a wide array of waterfalls, streams, lakes, forests and caves, the 12-kilometer-long Xiaoqikong Scenic Zone also stands out for its delicacy, and is highly reputed as a miniature garden. Visitors will marvel at the spectacular sights of the ancient stone bridge from which the attraction received its name.

View of Sleeping Dragon Waterfall, a must-visit spot in Xiaoqikong scenic area [Photo/IC]
Aerial view of Xiaoqikong Scenic Area shrouded in mist. [Photo/IC]

Opening Hours: 7:30 to 16:30
Ticket Price: 130 yuan (about $19)
Location:
Mengliu town, Libo county, Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou
Notes:
1. Take the bus from Guiyang to Libo county at Guiyang Long-Distance Bus Station, and then change to a direct bus heading towards Xiaoqikong Scenic Area at Libo Bus Station.
2. Libo county has pleasant weather, with an average temperature of 18.3 C. The record highest temperature in July is below 27 C and the lowest in January is above 5.5 C.

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