Guizhou is one of the least explored provinces in the whole of China. The copious amounts of wildlife, caves, mountains, gorges, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and temples attract only the bravest Chinese tourists during national holidays.
FACTS ABOUT GUIZHOU:
- Guizhou is one of the last remaining safe havens for endangered animals, such as the South China Tiger, Golden Snub Nose Monkey and Clouded Leopard.
- High speed trains interlink across the province, making lesser known areas more accessible.
- Enchanting rice terraces (As seen in BBC's Wild China).
- Guizhou boasts low number of foreign expats, which as of 2015 was confirmed to be 282!
- Asia's largest waterfall (Huangguoshu) and China's largest limestone cave (Zhijin cave).
- Rich ethnic minority villages such as Miao and Dong Autonomous prefecture.
- The capital city of Guizhou, Guiyang is known nationally as 'Cool Guiyang'. Temperatures are often similar to spring throughout the year and makes daily life enjoyable.
- Mountainous Buddhist temples in the city centre with free roaming macaque monkeys.
The province is made up of 49 minorities including Han, Yao, Miao, Dong, Bouyei, Tujia, Li, Gelao, Sui, Hui, Bai, Zhuang, etc. Guiyang is the capital of the Province.
Luckily, this means that Guizhou is exempt from the air pollution the permeates other parts of the country (Soon Guizhou plans to can their fresh air and sell it to customers in bigger cities!)