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Fangma Grassland

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-09-13


Fangma Grassland is located at the southwest of Guizhou and is 24km from Xingren County. It has beautiful scenery and enjoys the reputation of a‘highland beyond the Great Wall'.Its 33.3 square kilometer karst landform is rare on the Guizhou Highland. There are 1,400 hectares of grassland and 499.3 hectares of forest with thousands of sheep and cattle.


Main scenic spot:

1. Manai Barracks lies at the northeast corner of the grassland. It was the headquarters of Long Jizhao from the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In 1660, Long Jizhao wanted to topple the government. Qing governor Zhao Yanchen led soldiers in three sections to suppress him in November. Long Jizhao was besieged in Manai Barracks by Zhao who ordered the army to fire the village and beheaded Jizhao in February. The relics of Manai Barracks are witness to this history.

2. Manai Sinkhole is 4 km from the edge of the grassland. It is a natural silo, with a diameter of about 200m and a depth of 486m, 66m deeper than the sinkhole of Gesuohe Valley in Pan County.

3. White Dragon Cave is about one kilometer to the southwest of the Fangma grassland. It is especially warm in winter and spring water flows in the cave.

Address: Xingren County, Qianxinan, Guizhou

Telephone Number of Qianxinan Prefecture Tourism Bureau: 0859-3116528