Guizhou Photo Gallery

Guizhou's mountainous terrain, wet climate, but poor soils have kept it isolated and impoverished. That meant the local tribes have been able to retain their way of life relatively undisturbed as the rest of China forgot about this place. But tourists are starting to take notice, and with the high-speed train line arriving from Guangdong (4.5 hour train ride from Guangzhou), many more have arrived to admire the karst hills and picturesque scenery.

This trip covers a number of natural and historic attractions around the province, primarily south of Guiyang, the capital. Distances are vast and the best way to see them within a reasonable time is to have a driver. If you don't speak Mandarin, navigating the intercity buses and connections to the attractions from the bus terminal will be very difficult.