is the capital city of Guizhou. Naturally, it adopts the role of
the province's political, economic and cultural centre. But beyond
this, Guiyang is also a tourist city. Its landscape of elegant hills
and waters, a rich legacy of cultural relics and the characteric
lifestyles of ethnic groups make this highland city the chosen destination
for many travelers. Guiyang's pleasant climate makes it suitable
to visit all year round.
has a long history of some 2000 years. The average lelevation of
the city is about 1080 meters above sea level with a population
of some 3.2 million. The minority makes up about 36% including the
Buyi, Miao and the like. The ethnic groups in the region created
splendid culture, lots of traditions such as lifestyle, folk songs,
dances, costume, folk art and architecture are well preserved which
already deeply attracted numerous tourists from abroad and at home
annually. A few villages were opened their doors to welcome clients
coming afar, namely Zhenshan, Jiading, Yunding, Duzhai, Xinbao.
Guiyang has developed
several tourist areas in its urban and rural districts. In the downtown,
you can see Jiaxiou pavilion, Wenchang pagoda, people's square-Chairman
Mao's statue, flower and bird market, Dongshan taoist temple, Bailong
cave and Qianlin park. The picturesque Huaxi park, Qinyan old town,
Tianhe pool and nearby villages demonstrating ethnic cutoms are
situated in its southern suburbs. To the east where you could see
Xiangzhigou valley-a place manufacturing indigenous paper from bamboo,
Kaiyang grand canyon and a few minority villages. 30km away, the
west of the city is the second largest stunning artificial lake-Red
maple lake on Guizhou plateau where you can take the boat trip to
see Dong's drum tower , Wind and rain bridge.
Guiyang is the best
place where you can start your journey dut to its convenient transportation
and comfortable hotels. There are many five star and four star hotels.
Lots of daily departure flights can reach Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming,
Guangzhou, Chengdu. Also you can take comportable train to Beiing
and Kunming if you are a budget traveler.
The local food in
Guiyang is also delicious, so don't forget to try to have some if
you have chance.