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Guiyang is a famous city for escaping the summer heat, as it is a city of forests. The city's mountains and water combine to make up a magnificent landscape. The climate here is also very suitable for living. Summers are cool but winters are not too cold. If you want to travel and play in the downtown area, you can visit the landmark local Jiaxiu Building or Zhucheng Plaza. You can also climb up the mountain at Qianling Mountain Park and pray for good fortune at Hongfu Temple. Many tourists and travelers go to the Huaxi District in the outer suburbs. Principal cinematography on the classic Chinese movie "The Missing Gun" took place at Qingyan Ancient Town and Huaxi National Wetlands Park. Guiyang's cuisine is also not to be missed. Food from Guizhou is characteristically known for being sour and spicy. The abundant variety of snacks and many bustling night markets have a distinctly unique charm.
Qingyan Historic Town is located in Huaxi District, the southern suburb of Guiyang City. Together with Zhenyuan, Bingan and Longli, they are known as the four ancient towns of Guizhou. The historic town was built in the Ming Dynasty. It was once a military fortress. The town has preserved a large number of ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is also the shooting location for the movie "The Missing Gun". You can take a walk on the Qingshiban Road in Qingyan Historic Town, look at the exquisite ancient architecture, and taste snacks such as the braised pork feet during your leisurely holiday.
Qianling Mountain is a famous park in Guiyang. You can go hiking in the park and visit the zoo. If you like climbing, there is a temple on the top of the hill that was built in the Qing Dynasty. It is said that the praying in the temple will make your wishes come true. Hiking up a mountain road after passing by the Hongfu Temple, you can see a building called Xiangwangling Pavilion. You can overlook the entire city at the pavilion, which is a good photography shooting point.
Tianhetan Lake is located in the southwestern suburbs of Guiyang. Visitors here can see amazing karst caves and calcareous waterfalls. This is exemplary of Guizhou's scenic mountains. There are multiple cascading waterfalls in the area, one of which is 210-meters wide. Among waterfalls in China, it is rare to find one of such width. The caves and tunnels in the area are both dry and wet. Dry tunnels can be explored on foot while wet tunnels require a boat tour. Perched on the bow of a narrow boat as it slowly winds its way among the stalagmites, stalactites and other natural phenomena is an experience unlike any other. If you're looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping, the mountain ziplines are worth a try. It is also recommended to check out the local ethnic villages.
Jiaxiu Tower is a three-story wooden loft from the Ming Dynasty, located in a stone outcropping in the Nanming River in Guiyang. Beside the building are the Floating Jade Bridge and Cuiwei Park, both of which can be visited in the same trip. From the top of Jiaxiu Tower, visitors can enjoy a beautiful bird’s eye view of the banks of the Nanming River. This is the downtown area, surrounded by myriad shops and night markets that keep the region bustling even well into the night.