Guiyang China is an ancient alpine city built 1071 meters above sea level. Guiyang is the capital of the Guizhou providence located at an elevation of 3,000 feet in the very center of the southwest providence. It is dominated by mist covered hills that surround the Wujiang Valley. Here the natural resources are rich and the energy resources are abundant, enjoying an exceptional environmental advantage. Guiyang-Yuizhou, Chongquaig- Guiyang, Guiyang-Kunming, and ZhuZhou-Guiyang railways all start in Guiyang China which is compared to Guilian China and is known as the Second Spring City. Guiyang's landscapes are elegant, its folklore is rich and variegated, and its sites of cultural interests are as numerous as they are unique.
Guiyang has a subtropical and moist climate which is warm in the winter and is cool in the summer with an average annual temperature of 15.3 degrees Celsius. With beautiful mountains and various minority cultures, Guiyang travel offers many places of historical interests and natural beauty. The most famous sites are as follows: Jiaxau Pavilion, Quanling Park, Huaxi Park, Forest Park, Baihua Lake, Hongfeng, which means Red Maple Lake, and Tiantethen which stands for The Milky Way Pool. One of the most interesting scenic spots in the city is the Southern Cave or the Underground Park as the locals call it. It is about one mile in length and it contains spectacular stalactites and great stalagmites.
Once known as the impoverished capital of the Guizhou province, Guiyang China is now on a nationwide quest for prosperity of an economic sort. Yet poverty is still evident and is a common scene there. The city itself is perhaps an account of how China develops and progresses and where various social changes happen to come about.
Wax printing is a traditional Chinese folk printing craft and is still popular among Buyi, Maoi, and Yao nationalities living in Guiyang today. The traditional handmade wax paintings are more valuable than modern machine made. And, this makes them popular souvenirs for tourists.
While you are in Guiyang, you can take either a four day or seven day tour packages to see Huaangguoshu waterfall which is the third largesse waterfall in the world and to explore the unique ethnic customs and exotic flavors. Huaangguoshu waterfall is a three hour journey west from Guiyang. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in China at 316 feet high and 346 feet wide. Water pours down a cliff into the Xiniu Pool. Sunlight is diffracted through the drops of water producing a glorious rainbow. There is a natural cave behind the waterfall that is 131 feet above Xiniu Pool. Standing inside and watching the water pouring down is an unforgettable sight. Around the Huangguoshu there are 30 karst caves and 18 smaller falls.
Guiyang has many tourist resources like good food, market shopping areas that are lively, and good sight around the town. There are dishes prepared in the distinctive Guizhou style never fails to hold Chinese people and visitors entranced.
Come and discover the beautiful terraced mountains, the characteristic villages of the minority people, and the architectural buildings dating back to China's Ming Dynasty of Guiyang China.