Zunyi is located in west China 's Guizhou Province,which is known as a "garden province".
Zunyi is a miraculous place that added to the chairman of Mao Zedong.It is home of the national liquor that made Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220)intoxicated,and also an ecological conservation area on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.The second largest city in Guizhou,Zunyi is famed as a "garden in the garden province".
Zunyi is known for being a place where Chinese leaders, including Deng Xiaoping, visited to enjoy its fiery hot local cuisine, including yangrou fen (spicy hot rice noodle soup with lamb and bean curd).
This is made with Lai fen, a kind of thick wide round rice noodle that is made locally (at a factory in the town of Gaoping), and is difficult to find elsewhere.
The rice liquor Maotai is brewed nearby, as is Dongjiu. The local beer Gaoyuan is quite delicious.
Liu Er Ma Mi Pi: This snacking dish made with thick flat rice noodles is eaten by locals frequently as a light meal or to tide off hunger. The red oil sauce makes liberal use of Sichuan pepper giving it a distinctive numbing quality on the tongue. It also leaves a peculiar tickle in the back of the throat making it worth a try. Aside from the red oil sauce, it contains a few scraps of meat and preserved vegetables.
Yang Rou Fen: Unlike its Guiyang cousin, this rice noodle dish dish is made using strips of mutton. Owing to the tastes of locals, yangroufen only comes available in a spicy broth. Addition of extra chilis during the cooking process is optional and you will be asked whether you want it or not. Yangroufen is rich and filling and often eaten for breakfast in Zunyi. Many shops remain open 24 hours making it a popular midnight snack as well. Pickled cabbage and radishes are available in the large glass urns in every shop - just help yourself. This dish is representative of Zunyi people who have a love affair with mutton.
NOTE: Mutton in China - the character 羊 (yang) means both sheep and goat in Chinese. As a result, 羊肉 (yangrou) is usually translated as mutton. Most often in Guizhou at least, mutton refers to the meat of the 山羊 (shanyang) which is a shaggy mountain goat raised for its hair and meat in the hills of the province.
Dou Hua Mian: Interestingly named, douhuamian literally means "Bean Flower Noodles." It consists of Douhua which is a type of semi-firm tofu served in a semi-clear soup, long flat wheat noodles and a separate bowl containing preserved meat, spices, oil, soy, vinegre and fresh mint leaves. To eat as the locals do, place the bowl with the noodles and tofu behind the smaller dipping bowl. Pull out some douhua or noodles, dip them liberally in the sauce and then consume. At the end of the meal, finish off the solids in the dip and drink the soup from the douhua.
It is said that the local mountain water accounts for the quality of these locally-brewed beverages, although pollution currently threatens the water of the Chishui River, from which Maotai is made.
Cishui scenic resort
Cishui scenic resort is mainly featured in five sorts of natural landscapes, waterfall group, immense forests of bamboo, group of horse chestnut red clouds landform and virgin forests and the historic culture of the Long March. Its well-known beauty spots include Shizhang Cavern waterfall, Hushi Immense Forests of Bamboo, Jingsha vale Horse Chestnut, Shidong Vale Waterfall Group, and Ever-bright Moonlight Lake etc. This area is praised by foreign and domestic experts both as "City of Numerous Waterfalls", "Fatherland of Bamboo" and "First-rate Red Clouds".
Kingdom of Horse Chestnuts
As-preciously sole survived plants, horse chestnuts are attributed to the giant trees which were coexistent with dinosaur during Jurassic Period two hundred million years ago. On the verge of extinction, they are rare and could be found only in few places for its unfortunately suitable latitude. Cishuijingsha is the only natural resort in this province approved by tile State Council for the protection of horse chestnuts. With graceful peaks and ridges, old trees reaching to the skies, fright water falling down and red cliffs. It is an ideal place for ecological travel and scientific survey.
The Zunyi Conference Site
Located on Hongqi Road in the old section of Zunyi, this is a two-storey wood and brick building of combined Chinese and Western architectural styles. In January 1935, the Red Army arrived in Zunyi on their historic Long March and held a conference of great significance there. Listed as a major cultural relic site under state protection, the building now houses the Zunyi Conference Memorial Museum. The slogans written at the time have been preserved.