Guiyang (贵阳), Guizhou, China Travel Guide
Guiyang skyline at dusk, with Jiaxiu Lou
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Guiyang (贵阳) is the capital and biggest city in Guizhou Province, in southwestern China. The prefecture-level city covers 8,034 sq km (3,101.9 sq mi) and has a population of 3.9 million people. It is located at an elevation of 1,275 m (4,183 ft) above sea level, on the eastern side of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, on the northern bank of the Nanming River.
Guide to Guiyang HotelsIt's never easy finding the hotel that's just right for your stay. Still, by taking a little time to do your research, you increase your chance of getting a good hotel at the best price. Go through the list of hotels in Guiyang which we've put together, with full description, star rating, address, location map and evaluation. Pick the hotel of your choice and view the rates offered by different booking sites. Yes, we show you prices from different websites, so you don't have to visit them one by one.
More about GuiyangAs with most capital cities in China today, Guiyang is a modern city with a fair share of skyscrapers. Its economic activity stems from its position as the commercial hub for Guizhou Province. It is where wholesalers for the province are based. The city also has a growing pharmaceutical industry specializing in traditional Chinese medicine as well as Western medicine. Today the city enjoys a GDP in excess of ¥24,585 (2009).
Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China
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The city of Guiyang is divided into eleven districts. Right at the heart of the city is the Big Ten (大十字), which is the Chinese character for ten (十), so in a way, x marks the spot for Guiyang's city center. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate. The warmest month is August, when average temperature rises to 28.5°C (83.3°F). January is the coldest month with average lows of 2.7°C (36.9°F). June is the wettest month, receiving 225.2 mm (8.866 in) of precipitation.
Guiyang was founded in the 13th century, when the Mongols ruled China. Its original name was Shunyuan, which means "obeying the Yuan (the Mongol rulers)". The area was already inhabited by various non Chinese tribes before Guiyang was founded. It only grew during the Yuan Dynasty, and later on under the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
Planning your trip to GuiyangTaking a domestic flight to Guiyang is the fastest way to get there. There are flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming and Chengdu.
Going to Guiyang by rail will be slow. Even a trip from neighboring Chongqing will take 12 hours, one from Kunming is overnight.
Guiyang Railway Station
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Exploring GuiyangGuiyang has a well-developed bus network. However, you do need to understand some Chinese to use it. The fare is quite low, just ¥1 to ¥2.
Places of Interest in Guiyang
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