Would you like to make friend with Kam people and explore their culture? The opening of high-speed rail from Guiyang to Guangzhou (Guiguang Railway) may help you.
The Guiguang Railway had put in trial operation from December 6th to 7th. The railway links from Guiyang to Guangzhou through Hezhou, Guilin, Yangshuo and Sanjiang, where the famous communities of the Kam people.
It only takes passengers 4 hours from Guangzhou to Guiyang, which are the capital cities of Guangdong Province and Guizhou Province respectively.
The high-speed rail undoubtedly shortens the commuting distance between these two capital cities. It also further connects the Pearl River Delta with Southwestern China. The operation of Guiguang Railway will dramatically deepen the cooperation between Guizhou and Guangdong.
The Kam people, one of minorities of China, lived along the new railway. Some of them believed that the Guiguang Railway will create more opportunities in ecotourism for them.
“National custom is our advantage, so the ecotourism development is important for us.” Liao Fei, the Governor of Kam Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou Province said, “We will cooperate with Guilin and improved our infrastructures.”
Zhaoxing, one of Kam communities along Guiguang Railway, locates in the Liping County of Guizhou Province. Well-proportioned hanging houses, traditional wind-rain bridges and drum tower constitute the human landscape of Zhaoxing.
Once the trial operation of Guiguang Railway ended, the railway will bring into service on December 26th. Visitors may experience a special Kam ecotourism along the railway. (By Ken)