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Twin Dragon Bridge, near Jianshui

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Visit Jianshui, China

Jianshui is China’s last Mongol enclave where the ladies still dress in traditional, fantastically coloured costumes. From this traditional town it is possible to visit the 700-year-old Twin Dragon Bridge and Swallow’s Nest Cave.

Jianshui, China

Jianshui is China’s last Mongol enclave where the ladies still dress in traditional, fantastically coloured costumes.

Your first sight of this peaceful town is likely to be the Chaoyang Gate, topped by a busy tea house frequented by locals, which is an earlier version of the dusky pink gates in Tiananmen Square.

Around Jianshui

From this traditional town it is possible to visit the 700-year-old Twin Dragon Bridge and Swallow’s Nest Cave, a cavern into which you can journey eight kilometres on foot and three kilometres by boat.

The area sees a remarkable festival each August when local men shin up the stalagmites, risking life and limb to retrieve the empty swallows’ nests, a regional delicacy.

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Suggested Jianshui itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Jianshui, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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