10 Things to Do in Guiyang That You Shouldn't Miss

March 6, 2018 Toi Mattera

Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province of Southwest China. It is located in the center of the province, situated on the east of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River, a branch of the Wu River. The city has an elevation of about 1,100 meters (3,600 ft). It has an area of 8,034 square kilometers (3,102 sq mi). During the 2010 census, its population was 4,324,561, out of whom 3,037,159 lived in the 7 urban districts.
Restaurants in Guiyang

1. Qianling Park

Zaoshan Road, Yunyan District, Guiyang 550003, China
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 143 reviews

Qianling Park

Reviewed By Andkayi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Enjoyed the park apart from having my water bottle snatched from behind by a monkey. Good experience tho. The walk uphill was ok, wouldn't say the view is breath-taking. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my visit. There are people paid to feed monkeys. I think you can talk to them as they seems to know their behavior.

2. Qingyan Ancient Town

Qingyan Ancient Town, Qingyan Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550027, China +86 851 320 0031
Excellent
31%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Qingyan Ancient Town

Reviewed By Andkayi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I was hoping people there at least dress up like ancient times to give better "feel" of the city. It is becoming commercialized. Apart from buildings, it is anything but "ancient"... you see vendors selling "angry birds" toys, handphone covers etc. Wouldn't say it is the best place to visit.

3. Huaxi Scenic Resort of Guiyang

Huaxi District, Guiyang 550000, China
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Huaxi Scenic Resort of Guiyang

Reviewed By Monika1958 - Zhuhai, China

In the past this park must have had great flower Gardens. There are some quite nice statues around though. The park is not really maintained. Some areas are more on the wild side, which has its own beauty. At the lake we saw guys fishing. You can walk "walk over water" on stone blocks.
Of course there are joyrides for the kids. We went during the week and they were closed. There were also a lot of woman offering food on small grill tables. I am sure this is a nice experience but needs some extra time. For what it's worth there is also a hotel, which to me looked a bit out of shape. We encountered some women making little kids shoes by hand. I paid RMB 20 for a pair.
We combined the visit to this park with our trip to Qingyan Old Town since it was on the way from Guiyang.
Entrance fee was RMB 6 p. P.

4. Tianhe Lake

Shiban Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550029, China
Excellent
37%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Tianhe Lake

Reviewed By cesarcesar - US

Have seen other reviews and some claim that could not find what to do. During my visit I found groups of minorities visiting the park , many in their traditional outfits. Miao, Dong and Buying were there visiting with relatives. They were easy and graceful to photograph and you can see easier their authenticity. It is not a commercial spot like many other. You can roam around trails up and down streams decorated with water wheels and small Waterfalls. You can also take tours to visit the caves or enjoy the beautiful gazebos and rural views. All in all it is a day trip to be enjoy. I certainly look forward to my next trip to enjoy again the trails and visitors for new experiences

5. Jiaxiu Tower

South of Nanming District, Nanming District, Guiyang 550000, China
Excellent
22%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 83 reviews

Jiaxiu Tower

Reviewed By frenchteddywww - Paris

It is the general location, on the bridge and the surrounding area, which make this attraction interesting. There is not much left of old Guiyang. There are some interesting displays inside. The adjacent temple was closed for repairs.

6. Huaxi Park

Huaxi Park, Huaxi Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550025, China +86 851 386 2706
Excellent
38%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Huaxi Park

Reviewed By Christian T - Guiyang, China

Cool park, some chinese friends toook me there for barbeque. Little tip: if it is hot do not forget your bathing suit. The water is a little cold but it is really refreshing when it is summer :)

7. Hongfu Temple

Mt. Qianling, Yunyan District, Guiyang 550003, China +86 851 682 5606
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Hongfu Temple

Reviewed By JPDeM - Sherbrooke, Canada

The temple is situated in Qianling park and the combination of these two makes it the place to visit in Guiyang. We took the chairlift to the top of the mountain and had to go down quite a bit to the temple. No signs pointing you to the temple so we had to ask.
Once you get there the temple is quite elaborate. There is a room with a large number of buddhas. You pick one and start counting them until you reach your age. You note the buddha number, get a card at the counter and have a monk tell you about yourself and your future. Pretty busy place on a weekend.

8. Hebin Park of Guiyang

Southwest of Nanming District, Nanming District, Guiyang 550000, China
Excellent
33%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Hebin Park of Guiyang

Reviewed By JenniferAnneMakar - Vernon, British Columbia

We came across this park while walking along the river. It is a good refuge from the City, but nothing worth a special trip.

9. Gaopo Miao Nationality Country

Gaopo Miao Nationality Country, Gaopo Country, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550034, China
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Gaopo Miao Nationality Country

Reviewed By José F - Marchegg, Austria

Dongs and Miaos are two of the Minorities living in Guizou province. There are different "tribes" including the one still wearing guns. Excellent view of the habits of these folk groups, although the visits always ended trying to get the most profit from visitors.
Nevertheless can only recommend in case you are in the area. There are Long skirts and short skirts "tribes"
Some photos attached.

10. Guizhou Provincial Museum

Beijing Road, Yunyan District, Guiyang 550004, China
Excellent
22%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Guizhou Provincial Museum

Reviewed By Cragledog - Darwin, Australia

Again worth a look if in Guiyang. A decent small museum, lots of fossils and displays of traditional artifacts. Traditional ladies out the front making batik cloth. The silverware breast plates worn by local minorities were quite unique. The museum has a large gift shop with a good variety, probably priced higher than other places if you want to seek them out, but nonetheless convenient.

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