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Guiyang Travel Guide
Geographical Position
Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou, is located at the east of the Yungui Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River, a branch of the Wu River.

Guiyang has a total area of 8,034 square kilometers, with the average altitude of about 1,100 meters.

The census in the year 2007 shows that it has a population of 3.5982 million.

As a multi-nationalities city, Guiyang is home to 36 minority ethnic groups including Hui, Miao, Buyi, Shui, Yao, Bai and Dong apart from Han. Miao and Buyi account for 77.7 percent of the total minority populations.


Guiyang has a subtropical monsoon climate with plenty of sunlight and rainfall. The seasons are not particularly distinct with fairly mild winter and warm summer.

Guiyang was first constructed during Yuan Dynasty with the name of “Shunyuan”. In Ming Dynasty, the town became the seat of a superior prefecture named Guiyang. Until the Sino-Japanese War, Guiyang was no more than the capital of one of China”s least-developed provinces. After 1949, Guiyang began to develop fast, and became a major provincial city and industrial base.

Local Products

Dried Beef, Traditional Chinese Medicines, Wooden Crafts, Miao Silver Ornaments, Ox Horn Products, Maitai Wine.

Major Attractions
Qingyan Ancient Town, Jiaxiu Tower, Hongfu Temple, Qianling Park, Flower Stream Park, Nanjiang Canyon, Baihua Lake, Haungguoshu Waterfall, etc.

Guiyang Shopping
Guiyang Shopping

Although located at the far northwest of China, Guiyang has a number shopping places where you can buy some specialties like most Chinese cities.

Local products of Guiyang include carpets, butter, milk powder, highland barley wine, honey, vinegar, dried beef, knives, bronze wares, Tibetan oriental wormwood, etc. Shopping in Guiyang will add a unique experience to your trip, I”m sure of that.

Guiyang Dining
Guiyang Dining

Guizhou is a place which full of introduction and innovation on food. You can not only eat enjoy Qian (Guizhou for short) cuisine in Guiyang, but also snacks in other places.
There are two characters of Qian food. Firstly, Qian cuisine tastes numb and spicy. Numb refers to the condiment made from several spices and the spicy is mainly refined from the red pepper. Secondly, you can see restaurants almost everywhere in Guiyang.

Guiyang Weather
Guiyang Weather

As the capital city of Guizhou, Guiyang is located at the east of the Yungui Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River which is a branch of the Wu River. Guiyang has a subtropical monsoon climate with plenty of sunlight and rainfall.
The seasons are not particularly distinct with fairly mild winter and warm summer. The average temperature through out the year of Guiyang is 15℃. July is the hottest month, the average temperature is 24℃; January is the coldest one, the average temperature is 4.6℃.

Guiyang Nightlife
Guiyang Nightlife

Nightlife in Guiyang usually begins at 9. Guiyang nightlife is colorful and interesting. You can go shopping, watch movies, play bowling, or kill time in night clubs and coffee shops. Most young people like to go to the bar street in Sanxi Road.

Guiyang Attraction
Guiyang Attraction

Guangzhou is really abundant in tourism resources, including natural scenery and cultural landscape. Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou, most famous attractions are in Guiyang or near Guiyang, like Huangguoshu Waterfall, Hongfeng Lake, Qianling Park, etc.

Guiyang Transportation
Guiyang Transportation

Guizhou has been gradually thrust into tourist limelight as the best city in China to escape summer heat. Guiyang is the provincial capital of Guizhou. So the transportation of Guiyang is quite convenient.

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