Guiyang City, capital of Guizhou Province is
located in the southwest of China, on the eastern side of the Yungui
Plateau. It is said that in ancient times, Guiyang was surrounded by
dense bamboo groves and was famous for producing a musical
instrument known as a Zhu. Hence the city is known also as Zhu.
Guiyang is one of China's Spring Cities like Kunming . The climate
is often mild and moist, neither extremely hot nor very cold.
Spring, summer and autumn are the best seasons for visiting Guiyang.
A great number of attractive sights are to be found here, the
Hongfeng Lake (Red Maple Lake), Huaxi Park and an abundance of
historical relics of the Ming and Qing dynasties, such as the Jiaxiu
Tower, Wenchang Pavilion, Yangming Cave and the Qingyan Ancient
Town. All of these scenic spots have their own interesting stories.
Guiyang is home to more than 30 minority ethnic groups including
Miao, Buyi, Dong and Hui, etc. Consequently the city abounds with
unique folk culture and traditions that give rise to many colorful
ethnic minority activities.
Minority festivals and souvenirs are popular with tourists. Items
such as festival costumes, masks and embroideries can be purchased
in the shopping street, Beijing Lu, Zhonghua Lu and Yan'an Lu. Local
products such as the Maotai Wine (Moutai) are widely available in
the large supermarkets.
The local food is spicy but should you prefer western cuisine or
that of other parts of China you will find the star-rated hotels and
quality restaurants will satisfy your needs.
The life pace of Guiyang people is rather laid back compared to that
of other cities. Guiyang people have a habit of going to bed late
and getting up late. So it is common to see local people strolling,
chatting, and playing the chess in the street. You will find that
life here is altogether quite easy going!
Perhaps no scenic spot in Guizhou Province is better known than
Huangguoshu Waterfall on Baishui River 15 km to the southwest of
Zhenning County and 137 km from Guiyang. When the Baishui River
flows to Huangguoshu, the fractured riverbed forces it to fall in
the form of an 81-metre-wide water curtain into the Xiniu Pool 74
metres down below, causing an unceasing din and shooting a shower of
water droplets up to a height 0f 90 metres. A pavilion built on the
opposite bank provides a panoramic vista of the spectacle, billed as
the largest waterfall in China. The waterfall happens to form the
curtain for a cave hidden behind it.
Jiaxiu Tower Qingyan Ancient Town Baihua Lake
Scenic Area Forest Park Hongfeng Lake
Hongfu Temple Qingling Park Huaxi Park Tianhe Pool
Scenic Area Xiangzhi Valley