The wind and rain bridge in Chengyang dates from 1916. It's made of wood and stone. On the bridge you will find Dong women, selling clothes and souvenirs. Across the bridge is Chenyang village, an old Dong village, surrounded by rice fields. Nowadays there are some guesthouses and it's getting a little more touristy, but it still feels genuine. The village consists of traditional wooden houses and a nice drum tower, next to the small village square.
u may rent a bike to go to other Dong village, even after a while u will realize they r the same. anyway, it's quiet and wind is sweet.
Before we crossed the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, we were stopped and asked to pay an entrance fee of RMB 10 yuan. In return you will received a color broshure with a trail map of the nearby villages. Walking from village to village is fun. Don't be afraid to get lost, just ask the locals by pointing to the map. If you wander too far from your original point of start, just head out to the main road and hitch hike - of course you are expected to pay a few yuan for the ride. There's also a public mini bus servicing the villages every 30 to 45 minutes.
Just eat to fill your stomach. Bring chips/bread or whatever from Guilin if you are not used to local flavours.
I had hotpot. The Dong host was kind enough to serve us their traditional food, a type of preserved fish. I took one bite, and left the rest.
Cost: RMB15 per person
we r lucky enough to saw one of their sheng contest till we realized that they got three tunes only. before the contest begin, they present u a cup of rice wine, please donate 1 yuan as return. i didn't try it, since i'm poor:D can't tell you the taste.
On the other side of the Chengyang bridge you can find stairs going up the hill. There is a path (with stairs) all the way to the top. The view from here is great. You can see the bridge, the villages and the rice fields.