The 10 BEST Attractions in Guiyang
The capital city Guiyang becomes well-known not only for its many minority groups but also for its natural beauty. Traveling in this city, you will be attracted by the colorful traditional costumes and ornaments and be impressed with the stunning lake and mountain scenery.
1. Jiaxiu Tower
Jiaxiu Tower, also called the First Scholar's Tower, is located on Fuyu Bridge over the Nanming River. As one of the symbols of Guiyang, the three-tiered wooden tower, with its exquisite architectural design, has inspired many writers and celebrities in the past and attracts a great number of visitors.
2. Qingyan Ancient Town
Qingyang Ancient Town earns its great name for its well-protected ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Not only will you be delighted with the old buildings and beautiful scenery, but also indulge yourself in the minority ethnic villages with strong ethnic characteristics. The Diaojiaolou of the Miao people, stone houses of the Buyi people and the Drum Tower and the Wind and Rain Bridge of the Dong people add greatly to Guiyang's natural beauty and folk atmosphere.
3. Flower Stream Park
Flower Stream Park (Huaxi Park) is the centerpiece of Huaxi Scenic Spot, which is hailed as "a pearl inlaid in plateau". The park endowed with green mountains, limpid water, and ample foliage is a perfect place for an excursion. You also can see many historical sights here.
4. Red Maple Lake
Red Maple Lake(Hongfeng Lake), located about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Guiyang, becomes famous for its crystal lake and beautiful island. It consists of four parts: the North Lake, the South Lake, the Rear Lake, and the minority ethnic villages and each part have its own characteristics.
5. Tianhe Pool Scenic Area
Tianhe Pool Scenic Area, located 24 kilometers from the city downtown area, is renowned for karst landscape. Blessed with green mountains, flowing rivers, karst caves, and natural stone bridges, this area also enriches your trip with the places of historical interest. From Guiyang city, it is very convenient to go here by public bus or special line.
6. Baihua Lake Scenic Area
Baihua Lake Scenic Area is located in the northwest suburb of Guiyang city, about 25 kilometers away from the city center. It is praised as "Little Guilin" for its fabulous natural beauty of lakes and hills. The highlight of the area – the Birds Island attracts a large number of visitors every year.
7. Forest Park
Forest Park covered with dense trees is favorited by the local people. In summer, it is a good and quiet resort where local citizens can enjoy pleasantly cool. It is home to a variety of rare animals. It is regarded as one of the most famous eight attractions of Guiyang.
8. Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun is about 150 kilometers from Guiyang City. Of the Huangguoshu Waterfalls Cluster, the Huangguoshu Waterfall is the grandest. With a height of 77.8 meters and a width of 101 meters, the waterfall is the biggest waterfall in China.
9. Qianling Park
Qianling Park is famous for the famous Hongfu Temple and many picturesque scenes of lakes, mountains, caves, macaque gardens, caves and characteristic bridges.
10. Xiangzhi Valley
Xiangzhi Valley boasts green mountains covered by bamboos, blue streams and waterfalls dashing down steep cliffs and customs of Bouyei Minority, attracting more and more visitors.