xxxx   GUIZHOU province      贵州省       xxxx

  Located in southwest China, this province adjoins Sichuan and Chongqing to the north, Yunnan to the west, Guangxi to the south and Hunan to the east. It is a picturesque place with abundant natural and cultural scenic spots. Many Chinese ethnic minorities have been living on this land for centuries. Visitors can also discover the rich and distinctive folk customs and cultures of the different ethnic groups.

Landscapes in this province are broadly divided in to four types: plateaus, mountains, hills and basins. Among them, mountains and hills predominate. In addition, karst landforms are distributed widely on this land, which accounts for 61.9% of the province’s whole territory and forms a special Karst ecosystem. Due to these rugged landscapes, its development level is low, especially in the rural areas. However, it is these varied landscapes that hide an abundance of amazing and unique natural scenery, like Huangguoshu Waterfall, Dragon Palace Cave, Zhijin Cave and Danxia Landform. The Danxia Landform is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage. Guizhou has a subtropical humid monsoon climate, which is frequently cloudy and rainy. There are few seasonal changes here with the result that it is neither too cold in the winter nor too hot in the summer. Its capital city, Guiyang, is considered a ‘world’s summer resort’ because of the moderate temperature.
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  ANSHUN area
Anshun City   GPS: 26.24533, 105.93303
Situated to the east of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in the mid-western part of Guizhou Province, Anshun City has become the center of tourism for the western part of Guizhou.
  Anshun Baita GPS: 26.24055, 105.93319
Xixiushan Baita is one of the three buildings of Anshun in the Yuan Dynasty and is well preserved. Xixiushan Baita is one of the earliest ancient famous towers in Guizhou. It was called “Penfeng Cuicui” and was included in the book “Chinese Ancient Pagoda” edited by Mr. Luo Zhewen, a national ancient construction expert.
  Anshun City GPS: 26.24533, 105.93303
  Anshun Confucian Temple GPS: 26.24899, 105.93549
The Wenmiao Confucius Temple was build during the Ming Dynasty era in the 14th century and bears some resemblance in style and architecture with the Forbidden City, which was build in the same period. Is has 4 courtyards and it honours the life and achievements of famous philosopher Confucius and his disciples.
  Donglín Temple GPS: na
  Longwang Miao GPS: na
A working Buddhist temple, just off Zhonghua Beilu.
  Temple GPS: na

Dragon Palace xxxxxxxxxxxxx GPS: 26.09224, 105.88924
Dragon Palace is national key tourist attraction famous for its unique karst landforms, including karst cave, in-cave waterfall, stone forests, underground river, stalactite and stalagmite. Dragon Palace is crowned as "the wonder of nature" by tourists.  
  Longgong caves GPS: 26.12013, 105.89616
Longgong Cave Scenic Area is a comprehensive and concentrated attraction highlighting karst geological landscape such as caves, canyons, waterfalls, cliffs, streams, stone forests and underground rivers.
  Park-Waterfall GPS: na

Huangguoshu Waterfall GPS: 25.98877, 105.66965
Huangguoshu Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Asia. Seventy-four meters (243 feet) high and eighty-one meters (266 feet) wide, it is a scenic marvel in Anshun.  

Tianlong Village GPS: 26.35678, 106.16712
This tunpu (village fortress) in Anshun, Guizhou, was built for military use 600 years ago, during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644 AD).  

Tianxingqiao GPS: 25.94067, 105.68221
Tianxingqiao  is located six kilometers away from Huangguoshu Waterfall. The most distinguished character of the place is its abundance in water, rocks, forests and caves, which compose a picturesque view for the visitors.  

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  GUIYANG area
Guiyang City   GPS: 26.64766, 106.63015
Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province is a transfer point between most China cities, and the various ethnic minorities’ villages in the province.
  City view GPS: 26.64766, 106.63015
  Cuiwei Gongyuan GPS: 26.57096, 106.72003
This city park features a restored Ming dynasty temple with some picturesque pavilions. It's a pleasant place to find some respite from the city noise.
  Jiaxiu Pavillion GPS: 26.5714, 106.71975
Jiaxiu Pavilion can be found perched on the Nanming River in downtown Guiyang. Originally built in the Ming dynasty, the tower has been rebuilt over the years, with the currently standing building dating from 1909.
  Rénmín Square GPS: 26.56897, 106.71168
  Wenchang Pavilion GPS: 26.57878, 106.71922
Wenchang Pavilion is a three-story pagoda-shaped building and was originally dedicated to the Taoist god Mingchang. Because the corners of domestic pavilion buildings are even-numbered equal angles, the Wenchang Pavilion with its nine corners is very special.

Qingyan Ancient Town   GPS: 26.33292, 106.68887
Qingyan Ancient Town, one of the most famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province, lies in the southern suburb of Guiyang. As an ancient town, covering an area of 300 hectares, Qingyan Town was originally built in 1378.
  Central road - Views GPS: na
Walking inside the inner town, visitors will surely marvel at the ancient architecture here. There are over 30 types including monasteries, temples, cabinets, caves, courtyards and palaces.
  Longquan temple GPS: 26.3337, 106.68855
The Longquan Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the town. It is located at the end of the Northern Gate to the town.
  Wanshou Palace GPS: 26.33076, 106.68757
  Zhao temple GPS: 26.33071, 106.68847

Tianhetan   GPS: 26.44012, 106.5793
Tianhetan, with its beautiful mountains and rivers and pleasant climate since ancient times, was once a hermit of Wuzhong Tuo in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties, and left many poems of praise.

Zhenshan   GPS: 26.44794, 106.6141
Zhenshan features its primitive stone houses and ethnic minority customs. It was first built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was originally a military fort and became the gathering point of Bouyei ethnic group.

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  KAILI area
Datang   GPS: 26.33763, 108.06994
The Miao village of Datang, lost in the hills of Guizhou is home to Miao women with short skirts, traditional dress very unusual anywhere in China. It is also in this village that are built attics on stilts in ponds.

Jidao   GPS: 26.48474, 108.08037
The Jidao Miao Village is located in Sankeshu Town, Kaili City, Qiadongnan Zhou. It is a well-preserved Miao Village rich in Miao ethnic spirit. The many several hundred years old Miao songs have made this place unique.

Leishan area GPS: 26.37844, 108.07754
Leishan is a small town in the Guizhou Province partly inhabited by Miou people who can be seen all round town.  

Lengde   GPS: 26.47707, 108.05843

Xijiang   GPS: 26.49176, 108.17711
Being the largest gathering place of the Miao in China and even the world, about ten natural Miao ethnic villages exist in Xijiang Town and the Miao culture is best preserved in this area.
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There are two main streets in Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, an ancient one and a modern-built Youfang Street. As well as unique shops the old street has many snacks stores, restaurants, and silver products stores.
  Hilltop-Rice fields view GPS: na
  Traditional village GPS: na
Xijiang Town and the Miao culture is best preserved in this area. According to the latest statistics, there are about 1,288 families with a total population of around 6,000 people living there.

Portraits GPS: na

Qinglong Cave GPS: 27.0492, 108.43281
The mountains are described as being upright, with large cliffs, various rocks, and as having many caves to explore. Here there was a Qinglongdong Ancient Architecture Complex that was built in the middle of the Ming Dynasty.  

Wuyang River   GPS: 27.04877, 108.4259
The charming Wuyang River runs 95 kilometers from Huangping, down to Zhenyuan. This river is characterized by natural landscape of eight canyons, historic sites and minority ethnic flavor.

Zhenyuan City   GPS: 27.0455, 108.41724
Zhenyuan has long been an ancient town of the Miao people. The town covers only an area of 3.1 square kilometers but greets you with more than 160 scenic spots including caves, palaces, pavilions, temples and rivers with their unique architecture.
  Pagoda GPS: 27.0497, 108.42056
  River-City view GPS: na
  Weicheng wall GPS: na
  Zhusheng bridge GPS: 27.05068, 108.43221
Zhenyuan’s old bridge is a gorgeous and robust span of arches topped with a three-storey pavilion.

Folklore GPS: na

Train Kaili-Zhenyuan GPS: na

Wooden car GPS: na

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