The remote mountain valley region where Guangxi, Guizhou and Hunan provinces meet constitutes the traditional homeland of China's Dong nationality. Sanjiang, which lies in the very meet point of the three provinces, is compried of five national minority groups: Dong, Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Han.
20 km north of Sanjiang, toward Hunan province, lies the Dong district, Chengyang which is becoming a popular tourist destination with backpackers. The district comprises eight traditional Dong minority villages. The houses are all made of wood. Inside the villages you will find traditional Drum Towers, which were used to announce important things or simply to perform plays to entertain the village people. Crossing the river is the best preserved Wind and Rain Bridge, which contains 5 parts. The bridge dates back to the 1920's and is for many people the main reason to visit the village