XiangSiHe Canyon 相思河峡谷

The Guizhou hikers call it as PuDuHe Canyon (普渡河峡谷), which is a Buddhist name of the river means pass the life tribulations. The PuDu River is probably the place mark you can find in a map in the scale less than 1:10k. The river we walked along is just one of its streams. The local people call it XiangSiHe rather than its original name XiaoHe on the 1984 1:10k topographic map.

Got off at PuDuHe Canyon on the bus from Guiyang to Xia Ba Town(下坝),head up right until you find the bridge more than one hundred years old. The coordinates are about: 26°41'6.92"N, 106°48'23.21"E

Keep the right along the path, you will be down to the rive side. Walk along the river or find some trails upper in the hills which are full of bamboos.

10 minutes right before arriving at the camping site, there is a small village on the hill. Currently there are only a few families; there is even no post service, so I might need to come again before I leave here to send my pictures to them. The life is very simple here, the couple I met are very friendly, veryyyy nice. I am not good at express the sense of emotion, but I will just never forget them.

On the way back home, we went to the north, which will ends at the Sui Tan town. Climb up on the right, there is a nice view of the valley. We swum in the pool the day before:

On top of the mountain, there is abandoned Red Army like building. Take the change and enjoy the estival breeze! If it is the right season, help yourself of the green plum.

There would be a relevantly long orbit path along the mountains. Aqueducts along those paths were built by the locals.

Finally you will enter a being built site. Walk through and find the way home.


HongYan gorge (红岩峡谷)

HongYan gorge (红岩峡谷) is a common name used by the Guizhou (a province in South West China) local hikers. It is not an official name, which might not exist at all. In China large scale map is confidential and there is no detailed information about those rural areas. There is no air photo about the place in Google Earth either. I put a place mark and saved a kmz file on the location in Google Earth. Let me know if you want the kmz file, you can double click to automaticly locate it in Google Earth.

The coordinate is about:
Lat: 26°18'46.60"N Lon: 106°48'7.41"E

The gorge is in the south east corner of Guiyang (the capital of the province) administration area. It lies between YunDing (in GaoPo Miao minority autonomy country) and MaChang (a village name?). We can either go upstream and downstream to hike across.

On the way, for most of time we have to keep our lower legs in the water. There are many small waterfalls, and two major waterfalls:

There is a relevant big deep area, which can be regarded as a swimming pool. It’s really comfortable to swim with the nice scenery around in cool air in summer:

There are some suitable natural camping places:

It is definitely a fun trip:


remind you the unknown attractive canyons

I am going to try share my travelling experience, which might not famous and not familiar to you. The idea is to introduce the forgoten precious parts by those common medias.

I can give you evidence: if you look the Lonely Planet in the Guizhou part of China, you can not find the amazing places i am going to show you soon.