Guizhou Province

 
Guizhou (贵州; alternately Kweichow), is a landlocked province in Southwest China. Its capital and largest city is Guiyang, in the central part of the province. Guizhou borders the autonomous region of Guangxi to the south, Yunnan to the west, Sichuan to the northwest, the municipality of Chongqing to the north, and Hunan to the east. The population of Guizhou stands at 34 million, ranking 19th among the provinces in China.

Compared to other provinces of China, Guizhou has not benefited substantially from the Chinese economic reform. Guizhou is rich in natural cultural and environmental resources. Its natural industry includes timber and forestry, and the energy and mining industries constitute an important part of its economy. Notwithstanding, Guizhou is considered a relatively poor and economically undeveloped province, with the third-lowest GDP per capita in China, ahead of Gansu neighboring Yunnan. However, it is also one of China's fastest-growing economies. The Chinese government is looking to develop Guizhou as a data hub.

Guizhou is a mountainous province, although its higher altitudes are in the west and centre.  It lies at the eastern end of the Yungui Plateau. At 2,900 m (9,514 ft) meters above sea level, Jiucaiping is Guizhou's highest point. Demographically, it is one of China's most diverse provinces. Minority groups account for more than 37% of the population, including sizable populations of the Miao, Bouyei, Dong, Tujia and Yi peoples, who speak languages distinct from Chinese. Guizhou is demographically one of China's most diverse provinces. The main language spoken in Guizhou is Southwestern Mandarin, a variety of Mandarin.

Guizhou has a humid subtropical climate. There are few seasonal changes. Its annual average temperature is roughly 10 to 20 °C, with January temperatures ranging from 1 to 10 °C and July temperatures ranging from 17 to 28 °C.



Local Attractions

 
Huangguoshu Waterfall

One of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia, and is located on the Baihe River in Anshun, Guizhou. This is one of the most popular tourism attractions in China , in 2007, it was named one of the first “National 5A-level Scenic Areas”.

 

Xijiang Miao Village

Located in the high mountains of Leishan County and known as the largest Miao ethnic village in the world. The Xijiang Miao Village is composed of 12 natural villages, and 1,200 families live in this famous historical-cultural ancient town.

 

Wanfenglin 

Be surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and fields, enjoy the splendid landscapes. You will be able to explore this region with the numerous activities offered: hiking, rafting, fishing, mountain climbing, bicycling and rock climbing…or just relax and take a bowl of fresh air. Whichever you like, you will find the activities of your taste.