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Welcome to Guizhou Province!

Located in Guizhou province, the city of Guiyang is right in the middle of one of China’s wildest and most beautiful areas. Mountains, waterfalls, terraced rice fields, small traditional villages…Guizhou has it all!

With its moderate climate and pleasant year-round temperatures, Guiyang is nicknamed the “Summer Capital of China” for a good reason.

If you decide to travel in Guiyang, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, as well as delicious food, fascinating local cultures, and rich traditions.

History of Guizhou

Guiyang is currently the capital of Guizhou province. Although it currently has over 4.3 million people, the city began developing and modernizing later than most cities in China. Military outposts and small government operations have existed there as far back as the 5 th century AD. At the time, the region was populated primarily by non-Chinese. Chinese people began to move into the area in the 1200s, when the Yuan Dynasty used the location as the seat of an army. The Chinese settlement of the area continued through the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and eventually, a city named Guiyang was founded.

When the city became Guizhou’s capital in 1913, it was still mostly an underdeveloped wilderness city in the

midst of an equally undeveloped province. During the 1944-45 war with Japan, Guiyang became an important center for activities of the Nationalist Government, where its remoteness turned into an asset.

From then on, development continued. Even after a boom of development and population growth in the 90s, though, Guiyang still maintains a remote feel. Plenty of natural beauty and open spaces surround the city.

Weather in Guizhou

With its high elevation and low latitude, Guiyang has fairly mild weather. Summer temperatures average in the mid-70s, and sometimes reach up to the mid-80s. During the winter months, staying comfortably in the upper 40s is the norm. You’ll be sure to stay comfortable and enjoy pleasant weather while you are teaching English in Guiyang.

Food in Guizhou

One of the best things about Guiyang is its food. Since Guizhou privince is home to a total of 48 different minority groups, the city serves up a vast array of delicious and diverse dishes.

Bean hot pot and Guiyang beef noodles are popular meals, perfect for warming you up on a chilly winter day. At the night markets, you can snack on all varieties of meat and vegetables, grilled or fried. A popular snack is fried squid–with lots of chili, of course!

Sichuan province, directly to the north, lends a heavy influence to Guiyang food as well. If you like your food spicy and want to be able to try something new every day, then this is food heaven!

 

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