Guiyang

Guiyang is the capital of the southwestern Guizhou province and the economic, political and cultural center of the region. Located on the eastern slope of the Yungui Plateau, with an elevation of over 1,000 meters, Guiyang enjoys seasonal and moderate weather. Although the city itself does not provide many extraordinary sights, it is an important travel hub with links to more interesting tour destinations.

Attractions

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  1. Baihua Lake Scenic Area

    Baihuahu Scenic Area is 20 km northwest of Guiyang. It measures 82 square kilometers in area and comprises a number of lakes. Here one finds streams and warm springs, islands and caves, trees and flowers...

  2. Hongfeng Lake Senic Area

    Situated 25 km west of Quiyang, Hongfenghu Senic Area comprises 200 square kilometers of land and water surface. One finds plentiful vacationing opportunities here, including sightseeing, hiking and boating. In the scenic area there also ethnic villages that present put folk dance shows.

  3. Huaxi Scenic Area

    Huaxi Scenic Area is 15 km south of Guiyang. Green hills, clear streams, blooming flowers, cool air and relative proximity to the city make the area an ideal retreat destination for Guiyang residents. In the area one finds Huaxi Park, Shili Hetan (Sandy Riversides), and Tianhe Pond. Qingyan Old Town and Gaopo Enthnic Culture Site are nearby too.

  4. Jiaxiu Pavilion

    Located in the heart of Guiyang, Jiaxiu Pavilion (Jiaxiu Lou) stands on the bank of the Nanming River that flows through the city. Constructed in the 16th century, connected to Fuyu Qiao (Floating Jade Bridge) in front of it, Jiaxiu Pavilion has become the symbol of Guiyang. Today, the traditional structure makes an interesting contrast to the modern high-rises around it, testifying to what has happened to Guiyang in the modern times.

  5. Qianlingshan Park

    Qianlingshan Park (Qianlingshan Gongyuan) is located in northwestern Guiyang. It is named after the mountain standing in the area and the lake at the foot of the mountain. On can have a bird's eye view of the city lying below. A winding path leads visitors to Hongfu Temple, which was founded in the 17th century (or, one can take a cable-car ride to get there). In the part there is also a zoo and various ethnic folk art exhibitions.

  6. Qingyan Old Town

    Qingyan Old Town (Qingyan Gu Zhen) is 28 km south of Quiyang. Situated in a hilly area, the town can trace its origin back in the 14th century. The town has a wall sat on hillsides and cliffs, and stones are extensively used in the construction of buildings and roads. Many old structures in the town are well preserved, including temples, arches, even a couple of Christian churches. About 40% of the town's residents are Miao and Yi minorities.

  7. Tianhetan Scenic Area

    Tianhetan Scenic Area (Tianhetan Fengjingqu) is 25 km southwest of central Guiyang. The area comprises of 15 square kilometers of land, with karst landscape as its main attraction. One cave in the area measures 3 km in length, with an underground river flowing through it.

Airport

Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport is 11 southeast of the city. Transportation: shuttle buses, taxis, and city buses.