The Host City Guiyang

Guiyang Overview

Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, acquired its name from its special location, the south of Mount Gui. Well-known as the first “Forest City” and China’s best summer resort, it is proud of its green belt, beautiful scenery, sound ecosystems and a pleasant climate.

Guiyang functions as a main traffic hub, industrial base of southwest China, business service center, trade and tourism as well as the very center of politics, economy, culture, education and transportation of Guizhou Province.

Guiyang is a modern plateau city which features "mountains inside the city, as well as a green belt and forest that surround the municipality". It enjoys such honorary titles as “Forest City, Summer Resort”, ranking No.1 in "China’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities" "China’s Top 10 Cities with the Most Development Potential" and "China’s Top 10 Most Promising Exhibition Cities" in 2011.

Guiyang Attractions
Qianling Park

Qianling Park

Mount Qianling, known as southern Guizhou's No 1 mountain.

Jiaxiu Tower

Jiaxiu Tower

The tower has stood for 400 years and is the witness to Guiyang’s past.

Old Town of Qingyan

Old Town of Qingyan

The fortress was originally made of earth with walls and alleys of stone.

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Guiyang Culture
Wood Drum Dance

Wood Drum Dance

The Wood Drum Dance of the Miao ethnic group is also used in worship and involves a wooden drum and the lusheng, a reed-pipe.

Wood Art

Wood Art

An art form with wood to mix a plain, natural style with modern aesthetics

Exquisite Embroidery and Cross-stitch Work

Exquisite Embroidery and Cross-stitch Work

Cross-stitching, unique among the Miao, is a symbol of Guizhou clothing and has been widely applied in their daily lives.

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Guiyang Food
Romantic Grilled Bean Curd

恋爱豆腐

The bean curd is cut 3 cm in length and 0.5 cm thick, then it is baked on a barbed wire above a sawdust-burning brazier after being soaked in marinade.

Siwawa

Siwawa

Wrap rice flour pancake as thin as a piece of paper filled with slivers of radish, shredded kelp, shreds of cucumber, silk noodles, pickled turnip, and fried soybeans.

Changwang Noodles

Changwang Noodles

Among the many delicious snacks of Guizhou, changwang noodles best demonstrate the knife skill needed for Shanxi sliced noodles.

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Travel Routes in Guizhou

Day 1

Guiyang city -- Anshun city -- Double Tree Hilton -- Tianlong Ancient Garrison Town -- 24-Zig -- Hotel

Day 2

Anshun city -- Zhijin Cave -- Guizhou Ethnic Singing & Dancing Show -- Hotel

Day 3

Guiyang city -- Kaili city -- Kaili Minority Museum -- Upper Langde Miao village

Day 4

Guizhou Miao Costume Museum

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