Guiyang Overview

Chinese Name: 贵阳 English IPA: [ˈɡweiˈjɑ:ŋ] Location: In Guizhou Province, Southwest of China Population (city): 4,862,000 Language: Mandarin, Southwest Mandarin Zip code: 550000 Tel code: 0851 Time zone: UTC+8

Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, is a significant center city in Southwest China, known as an innovation-oriented and ecological leisure tourist city and national comprehensive railway hub. Due to its coolness and wetness in summer, low ultraviolet ray, fine water quality, suitable altitude and excellent eco-environment, Guiyang has the honor of “Summer Resort in China” awarded by Chinese Meteorological Society. It is not only modern, but provided with plateau characteristic that the city is in the mountains while mountains are in the city, and the city is in the forest while the greenness covers all over the city.


  • Famous Attractions: Guiyang attractions boast both beautiful natural landscapes and historical human landscapes, including Hongfeng Lake, Qianling Park, Tianhe Pool Scenic Area, Huaxi Park(Flower Stream Park), Qingyan Ancient Town, Jiaxiu Tower, Wenchang Pavilion, etc. 
  • Ethnic Culture: There are rich ethnic festivals, ethnic song and dance and ethnic costumes in Guiyang, including Buffalo Festival(牛王节) of Miao, Shangsi Festival(上巳节) of Buyi, Lusheng Dance, Miao and Buyi Costumes, etc, with unique charm. 
  • Folk Handcraft: Embroidery and cross-stitch work are the traditional ethnic crafts in Guiyang, with various styles and features of ethnic minorities. The Miao embroidery is the most typical. 
  • Qian Cuisine: Guizhou cuisine is also known as Qian cuisine. Its cooking technique and flavor combines Sichuan Cuisines, immigrants from north to Guizhou and local minority cuisines. In the early Ming Dynasty, Guizhou cuisine has tended to mature, many Guizhou cuisines have a history of more than 600 years.

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Guiyang Attractions

Located in the center of Guizhou Province, Guiyang is one of the central cities in southwest china and the national ecological leisure tourism city. Guiyang is abundant in rich and colorful tourism resources. Covered by extensive peculiar karst landform, Guiyang is distributed with mountains, rivers, canyons, lakes, caves, waterfalls, hot spring, forests, ancient town, pavilion and various tourism resources. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful lake view at Hongfeng Lake and Baihua Lake, view unique natural landscapes at Huaxi [...]

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Guiyang Tours

Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, is usually the gateway city and the first stop of Guizhou tour. Guiyang tours are usually related to other top destinations in Guizhou, like Anshun, Kaili and Libo County, as well as other provinces like Yunnan and Guangxi. Famous for its beauty, in the southwest of China, Guiyang boasts spectacular scenic spots and rich ethnic culture. Guiyang tours will take you to Qianling Park, Jianxiu Tower, Qingyan Ancient Town, Tianhe Pool and other famous attractions [...]

Climate & When to Go

Situated in the southwest of China, on the east side of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, due to its low latitude(106°27′E, 26°44′N) and high altitude (1100 meters), controlled by westerlies, Guiyang enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate, with about 15.3℃ of annual average temperate and 77% of annual mean relative-humidity. Neither intense heat in summer nor bitter cold in winter, Guiyang has pleasant climate with moist air, no wind or sand all year around. And pleasant weather in Guiyang makes it a cozy city for living.  Meanwhile, its [...]

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Equipped with aviation, railway, and highway, Guiyang is one of significant traffic tubs and regional logistics centers in connecting the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta in southwest of China. Sichuan-Guizhou, Hunan-Guizhou, Guizhou-Guangxi and Guiyang-Kunming 4 railways are intersected here, and Guiyang-Guangzhou, Changsha-Kunming, Chongqing-Guizhou, Chengdu-Guiyang, Guiyang-Nanning and other high-speed railway have been built one after another.  How to Get to Guiyang At present, Guiyang can be available by air, train and long-distance bus from other major cities, such as Chengdu, Beijing,  [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Guizhou is a place famous for the numerous festivals of ethnic minorities. Guiyang, as the capital of Guizhou Province, is a multi-ethnic city. There are more than 20 ethnic groups living in Guiyang, among them, Buyi and Miao have the largest minority population of all minorities in Guiyang. During the festival, the locals wear their festival clothes, which are very exquisite and beautiful.  Festivals in Guiyang Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day(January 1), Spring Festival(The first day of the first lunar month; [...]

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Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Guiyang, here are some useful Guiyang travel tips which may be helpful for your Guiyang tour. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0851 Zip Code: 550000 Weather Forecast: 12121 Medical Help: 0851-96999、96996 Check Telephone Number: 114 Tourist Complaint: 0851-6515376 Tourist Inquiry: 0851-6515376 Expressway Emergency Rescue: 12122 Consumer Complaints Hotline: 12315 Shuttle bus inquiry: 0851-6505805 Railway Station Information Inquiry: 0851-8181222 Civil Aviation Consulting Telephone: 0851-5983000 Best Time to Visit The best time to travel in Guiyang is in spring, summer and autumn, in particular, in the late August. In March and April, you can experience many traditional festivals [...]

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Useful Maps

Located in the middle of Guizhou Province, Guiyang is the political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational, transportation center of Guizhou province and an important transportation, communication hub, industrial base as well as trade and tourism service center in southwest China. To help you have a better understanding of Guiyang City, we have collected some useful Guiyang maps including Guiyang transportation map, Guiyang regional map, Guiyang location map, Guiyang tourist attractions map, Guiyang cities map, map of scenic spots around Guiyang, Guiyang travel map, etc, [...]

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Guiyang Accommodation

Guiyang is the provincial capital of Guizhou Province, famous for its beautiful scenery as well as cultural and historical relics. As the gateway city of Guizhou province, the number of tourists to Guiyang is increasing every year. Surely, for tourists to Guiyang, accommodation is the most important part of their journey. Guiyang have a wide range of hotels, which can receive a large number of tourists from home and abroad. Recommended Hotels in Guiyang Deluxe Hotels in Guiyang Hunter Sofitel Hotel(贵阳亨特索菲特酒店) [...]

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