Guizhou is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country. Its provincial capital city is Guiyang.
Guizhou was under Chinese control during the Han Dynasty and well known by the Chinese for thousands of years but it was not until the Ming dynasty that it came under heavy Chinese settlement and domination during which it was made a province. This prompted mass migration from Sichuan, Hunan and its surrounding provinces into Guizhou.
Countless rebellions by its native Miao people occurred throughout the Qing dynasty. It was said in the Qing dynasty that every thirty years there would be minor revolts, while every sixty years there would be major rebellions. All the revolts would be violently suppressed by the government.
Guizhou adjoins Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality to the north, Yunnan Province to the west, Guangxi Province to the south and Hunan Province to the east. Overall Guizhou is a mountainous province however it is more hilly in the west while the eastern and southern portions are relatively flat. The western part of the province forms part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.
Other cities include: Anshun, Kaili, Zunyi, Duyun, Liupanshui and Qingzhen.
Guizhou has a subtropical humid climate. There are few seasonal changes. Its annual average temperature is roughly 10 to 20 °C, with January temperatures ranging from 1 to 10°C and July temperatures ranging from 17 to 28 °C.
|• Anshun (安顺)||• Bijie (毕节)||• Duyun (都匀)||• Guiyang (贵阳)|
|• Kaili (凯里)||• Liupanshui (六盘水)||• Tongren (铜仁)||• Xingyi (兴义)|
|• Zunyi (遵义)|
 Other Places
The area is mountainous, and there are many opportunities for hiking. The paths can be slippery due to animal excrement and the bushes can be thorny. There is much beautiful scenery including valley views and distant horizons. One of the greatest attractions to Guizhou is the Huangguoshu Waterfall, known to be the biggest waterfall in China.
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|Travels in Guizhou|
The local dialect of Guizhou is similar to that of Sichuan. Few can understand English. Standard Mandarin can be understood by most although in the countryside and smaller cities most people may only be able to reply in their local dialect. There are some unique terms in the various regional dialects in Guizhou although the most noticeable differences are in pronunciation which differs widely from standard Mandarin.
 Ethnic Groups
Guizhou is one of the provinces that contains the most minority groups. The minority groups account for more than 37% of the total population and they include Yao, Miao, Yi, Qiang, Dong, Zhuang, Buyi, Bai, Tujia, Gelao and Shui. 55.5% of the province area is designated as autonomous regions for them. Guizhou is the province with highest TFR in China with 2.19. (Urban-1.31, Rural-2.42)
 Colleges and Universities
- Guizhou University (Guiyang)
- Guizhou Normal University (Guiyang)
- Zunyi Medical College (Zunyi)
- Guiyang Medical University (Guiyang)
- Guizhou Nationalities University (Guiyang)
- Guizhou University of Finance and Economics (Guiyang)
- Commercial College of Guizhou (Guiyang)
- Bijie University
- Anshun Vocational and Technology College (Anshun)
- Liupanshui Teacher's College (Liupanshui)
 Area and Postal Codes
|City||Area Code||Postal Code||City||Area Code||Postal Code|
|Anshun (安顺)||853||561000||Bijie (毕节)||857||551700|
|Duyun (都匀)||854||558000||Guiyang (贵阳)||851||550000|
|Kaili (凯里)||855||556000||Liupanshui (六盘水)||858||553000|
|Tongren (铜仁)||856||554300||Xingyi (兴义)||859||562400|
 Tips & Practical Info
While hiking on the glorious mountains watch out for the narrow ledges and always remember sunscreen and water while enjoying the countryside and the wildlife which is out there