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Guizhou Tour Plan for China Expats

Guizhou Province is located in the southeastern part of Southwest China. It is adjacent to Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Chongqing on all sides. The provincial capital is Guiyang City. Guizhou Province has many plateaus and mountains in landforms. It is known as "eight mountains, one river and one field". It is the only province in the country without plain support. Guizhou is beautiful, simple and picturesque. It is one of the most typical areas of karst landform development in the world, and has the most colorful karst landscape. Famous scenic spots include Huangguoshu Waterfall, Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Fanjing Mountain and so on. with the beautiful landscape and the colourful minority custom and folklore, Guizhou province is alway the best option for those who are interested in China minority cultre and those who hope to explore inside China. 

Guizhou Miao Village
Guizhou Miao Village

How to plan a Guizhou Tour

If someone asks you: "In today's China, which province basically retains the undisturbed beauty and culture?" Guizhou must be a good answer. If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, come to Guizhou.

Guizhou's well-known tourist destinations are mainly concentrated in Guiyang, Anshun, Qiandongnan, Qiannan, Tongren, and Southwest Guizhou. These six cities and prefectures can be described as the six must-visit places in Guizhou. Let us know the approximate location of these six cities and states through the map.

Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall

Reasons to travel to Guizhou

Watch the beautiful scenery of Guizhou

Huangguoshu Waterfall - The largest waterfall in China

Being less than Huangguoshu Waterfall means having never been to Guizhou. As the third largest waterfall in the world and the largest waterfall in Asia, Huangguoshu Waterfall is a typical waterfall in karst landscape. Huangguoshu Waterfall is the only waterfall in the world that can be viewed from the front, back, left, and right. The most special angle is to watch the waterfall from the Shui Lian Cave behind the Huangguoshu Waterfall, and this cave is the filming location in the TV series "Journey to the West" filmed in 1985.

Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Zhenyuan Ancient Town is one of the top ten most beautiful ancient cities in China. The mountains and rivers are beautiful, Shi Ping Mountain is like a lion with its head high and its posture proudly, and Wuyang River is like a jade belt, winding through the city in an "S" shape. The landscape of the city is integrated, and the reflection becomes a painting, forming the unique Tai Chi picture style of "nine mountains and one water, one water and two cities". It is also known as the museum of Chinese mountain cliff architectural culture. The stone bridge walls are scattered and full of charm.

Fanjing Mountain

Fanjing Mountain is located at the junction of the three counties of Jiangkou, Yinjiang and Songtao in the northeast of Guizhou Province. It is the main peak of the Wuling Mountains and is known as the "Guizhou Sky City". It is one of the most magical buildings in China. Two temples stand on a 2,000-meter mountain top for 500 years! It is a new world natural heritage site in China and has a reputation as a paradise for animals and plants.

Fanjing Mountain is the famous Maitreya Bodhisattva dojo in China, the fifth largest Buddhist mountain in China, and the top ten famous summer mountains in China. It is listed as a first-class world ecological protection area by the United Nations. It is named after the "Brahma Pure Land" and has an important position in the history of Buddhism. The original ecology of Fanjing Mountain is well preserved, there are many rare species, and there is no trace of artificial creation of scenery. The main peak "Mushroom Rock" has stood on the mountain for 1 billion years and is a holy place for taking pictures.

Enjoy the amazing scenery of Fanjing Mountain
Fanjing Mountain

3 Days Mountain Fanjing Exploration Tour

Tongren, Fanjingshan, Tongren

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Sunrise in Guiyang

Known as "Lin City" (Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province); referred to as a fortified city, "Guiyang" is named because it is located in the south of Guishan in the territory. It has no severe cold in winter and no scorching heat in summer. It is known as "the second spring city in the motherland". It is also known as "Forest City" because the forest coverage area reaches 41.78%, that is, "Forest City".

Located in Hezhang County, Guizhou Province, Jiucaiping is the largest sea of wild chives in China. It is divided into two peaks. The highest elevation is at Xiaojiucaiping at 2900.6. In September, large purple flowers bloom and the sunrise here is the most beautiful. The first ray of sunlight in the morning is really beautiful.

Experience the customs of Guizhou ethnic minorities

Visit Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village

It is the largest Miao Village in China, with more than 1,000 households, so it is called Qianhu Miao Village. It is composed of more than ten natural villages built on the mountain. The mountains are both magnificent and beautiful. There is a white river flowing through the village, which divides the village into two, adding more agility. The Qianhu Miao Village in Xijiang is currently the largest village inhabited by the Miao nationality in China and even the world. It is the first place to appreciate and understand the long history and development of the Miao nationality in China, and is a grand stand for viewing and studying the traditional Miao culture. The clothing and accessories of the Miao people, the songs and dances of the Miao people, and the customs are very attractive. It is currently the second largest tourism business card in Guizhou after Huangguoshu Waterfall.

Taste Guizhou cuisine and wine

Tasting Baijiu-Moutai

Moutai is a colorless liquor fermented from sorghum and is widely regarded as China's national liquor. For decades, it has been the drink of choice at official banquets in China. In addition, when foreign leaders such as Richard Nixon and Barack Obama visit China, Chinese leaders will choose Moutai to entertain foreign guests.

Eating Miao Long Table Banquet

The Miao long table banquet is the highest form and grand etiquette of the Miao village banquet. Although the ingredients for the banquet are ordinary, they are full of rustic flavor, just like the simplicity of the Miao people. There will be toasts and persuasion during the banquet, and the sing of the wine is a unique experience.
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Taste the sour fish soup

The sour fish soup is red in color, mellow, and sour in taste. It is a traditional delicacy protected by geographical indications in Kaili. The people of Kaili are known as the folk saying of "don’t eat sour for three days and walk lightly". Guizhou's diet is mainly characterized by sourness and hotness. Kaili’s sour fish soup is well-known and is a must-try Guizhou cuisine.

Best Guizhou Scenery and Ethnic Tour


Best time to travel in Guizhou

Spring, summer and autumn are the golden seasons for traveling to Guizhou. To watch the waterfall and choose the rafting project, it is best to choose the season when there is plenty of water or the weather is warmer. The best way to experience ethnic customs is to travel to Guizhou during ethnic festivals, such as spring, March 3 before spring plowing, June 6 after summer harvest, and October Duan Festival after autumn harvest.

Guizhou Travel Tips

Weather advice for traveling to Guizhou

Not all areas in Guizhou are cool, like Southeast Guizhou, Southwest Guizhou is still relatively hot. If you don’t want to feel the ethnic customs, I suggest you go to Southeast Guizhou. If you just want to relax in the summer and see the mountains and rivers, Huangguoshu Waterfall are the best choice.

Baggage advice for traveling to Guizhou

It is cool but the UV rays are not low, so bring sunscreen items. Guizhou is a city that is cold as long as it rains. It is cold in the morning and evening, and hot at noon. It is best to bring a thin coat. You can wear a skirt at noon if you want to take beautiful photos.

Advice on accommodation for traveling to Guizhou

If you want to live in the scenic area, you can book tickets in advance. There are a lot of hotel accommodations in Qianhu Miao Village and Zhenyuan. If you usually go, you don’t need to book in advance.

Traffic advice on traveling to Guizhou

From Guiyang to departure, you can choose air, high-speed rail, train, car and other transportation methods. After arriving in the county, there will be a dedicated bus scenic area.