Guiyang Travel Guide

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Guiyang Travel Guide
Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province, is located in the southwest of China, on the eastern side of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It is a transfer place between most China cities and the various ethnic minorities’ villages in this province. It is said that in ancient times, the city was surrounded by dense bamboo groves and was famous for producing a musical instrument known as Zhu. Hence the city is also called Zhu for short.

Surrounded by mountains and forests, its environment is pretty well. As another Spring Cities like Kunming, it is a popular summer resort city in China. The climate is often mild and moist, neither extremely hot nor cold. Spring, summer and autumn are all wonderful seasons for sightseeing.

The city is renowned for its colorful culture represented by various ethnic groups and its special landform - Karst. Guiyang is home to more than 30 minority ethnic groups including Miao, Buyi, Dong and Hui. Consequently it abounds with unique folk culture and traditions that give rise to colorful ethnic minority activities. With many Karst caves, the city is even regarded as an ecological model on Karst Landform.
Guiyang Transport
Around 60 air routes connect Guiyang with major cities home and abroad, so flight is the direct and fastest transport to get there. Trains are also convenient. Besides ordinary trains, bullet trains to Guilin, Nanning and Guangzhou and tourism trains to Liupanshui, Yuping are also in operation. Taxis and city-buses are helpful for traveling around the city.
  • Longdongbao Airport
  • Railway Station
  • Long-distance Bus
  • City Bus
  • Taxi
  • Bicycle

72-Hour Weather Forecast

Guiyang Food
The local food is spicy, some like the Sichuan Cuisine and Hunan Cuisine. The Miao people in Guizhou prefer the sour flavor, and the Fish in Sour Soup is a must-try. Various local snacks are inexpensive but tasty, including the Si Wa Wa (Pancake with Shredded Vegetable), Rice Tofu, and Huaxi Rice Noodles with Beef. The North Ring Road, Erqi Road, and Hequn Road are most popular night food markets.

Guiyang Shopping
Souvenirs with ethnic minority characteristics are popular with tourists. Items such as their festival costumes, masks and embroideries can be purchased in the shopping street, Beijing Road, Zhonghua Road and Yan'an Road. Local products such as the famous Maotai Wine (Moutai) are widely available in large supermarkets such as Carrefour and Wal-mart.

Guiyang Night Scene
Local people keep a habit of going to bed late and getting up late, so their nightlife is rich. The night piece at the Jiaxiu Tower area is enchanting. Various night markets with barbecue and snacks cannot be missed. Er’qi Road and Bo’ai Road are the best. Shaanxi Road, with a number of bars, clubs and snack stalls, is also a good place for killing night time.

Traditional festivals from different ethnic groups with distinctive characteristics highlight the city. Besides the traditional activities like San Yue San, Si Yue Ba, and Di Xi Festival, there are also many tourism festivals. The summer season festival from May to August shows the city’s special charm as a wonderful summer escape.

Some fast facts and practical information are provided to facilitate your trip, life and business in this city.
  • Area Code & Zip Code
  • Useful Numbers
  • Post Office
  • Bank
  • Famous Universities