Guiyang is a city with three million people in south central China and is the capital of the Guizhou Province. Visiting Guiyang will give you the best idea of what the majority of China is actually like. The geography of this place is interesting as well. You have the flatness of the land with stubby hill like mountains and lots of water. The Guizhou Province is situated in southwest China and it covers about 176,000 square kilometers. It has a population of about thirty five million people of with sixty five percent Hun and the rest of the population is a mixture of minorities such as Miao, Buiyei, Don, Yi, Shui, Hui, Gelao, Zhuang, Yao Bai, and Tujia.. The mountains and the plateaus make up about sixty five percent of Guizhou's topography. The terrain is rugged with karst formations, underground rivers, jagged peaks, dramatic valleys, and terraced rice fields. Guizhou, with its rich historical heritage has spectacular waterfalls, national forests, and awesome scenery. The major cities include the capital city of Guiyang, Zunyi, Anshun, Duyan, Kali, and Luipenshui.
When visiting Guiyang you will see the number one attraction in the Guizhou Province which is the Huangguoshu which means Yellow Fruit Tree Falls in English. The falls are the largest in China because they measure 74 meters tall and 84 meters wide. In the middle part of the falls there are some arched caves in the side of the cliff side and are fancifully curtained by a sheet of water. The thunder of the falls can be heard for some distance and the falls are at their most spectacular after a heavy rain between May and October. In addition, there are other falls in the area such as the Liositan waterfalls and Yialianzhui waterfall.
Guiyang has also many beautiful mountains and rivers. Other region's premier tourist attractions include Qianglingshang Mountain, Lake Qianling, the Huaxai scenic area, Lake Hongfeng, and the Dragon Palace. The special locally made products include Guiyang Daqu Liquor cigarettes, and Zhumaojiang liquor. When visiting Guiyang you will be pleased to discover that the climate there is mild throughout the year. It is a subtropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of 15.3 degrees Celsius. And 271 frost free days. It has an annual rainfall that averages 1,197 millimeters.
Guiyang is one of China's major producers of nonferrous metals and tobacco. Its major industries include steel, machinery, food processing, and chemicals. The chief farm products are rice, wheat, rape, tea, and Guiyang is a hub of railways in the southwest of China. The road air transportation facilities are good. Flights connect to over twenty major cities around China
Visiting Guiyang is impossible without sampling the local food. The food in Guiyang is absolutely amazing. It is all about the spices and the numbing. You can enjoy local specialties in restaurants in the city or at the on site Guiyang hotel that you will be staying at.
The Guizhou Province offers a diverse environment that is rich in natural resources and recreational chances. Within the 'Park Province' there are a variety of special places that you can explore from Guiyang's Quingling Lake to the karst caves of Zhijin and the Miao Villages, and the festivals in the south east portion of the province. Please enjoy yourself.