- - Tourist center and home of the Huangguoshu Waterfalls
- - The capital
- - Gateway to the Miao and Dong minority regions
- - The Cool City, for its low average summer temperature.
- - Communist pilgrimage site
- - County level city in southwest China with rich karst topography such as Maling Valley, Ten Thousand Peaks Forest, etc.
- - home of Cao Hai Lake, known for its 170+ bird species including the black-necked crane
- Site of Hailongtun Tusi Fortress, a castle ruin which is one of three Tusi sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List
- Fanjingshan, a part of the Wuling mountain range which due to its unique geology and diverse wildlife was inscribed on the world heritage list in 2018
- Miao and Dong villages: , a Miao village 20 km south of Kaili; (西江), large traditional Miao village located in LeiGongshan national park; and (肇兴), idyllic Dong minority town nestling in a valley
- Xiaoqikong and Daqikong, two marvelously lush scenic areas in Libo County
The local dialect of Guizhou is similar to that of Sichuan. Few can understand English. Standard Mandarin can be understood by most although in the countryside and smaller cities most people may only be able to reply in their local dialect. There are some unique terms in the various regional dialects in Guizhou; however, the most noticeable differences are in the local pronunciation, which differs widely from standard Mandarin.
Taxis in smaller cities tend to gather several travellers into one car in order to compensate for the very low fares (3 yuan as a start fare for the first 2.5km in 2013). In some smaller cities, the meter is hardly ever used and there are "fixed" fares from the station to the city, from the city to some center of interests.... So, be prepared to be flexible in that respect.
Trains are quite reliable, although not as comfortable as the newest high speed trains in richer provinces.
Mount FanjingWith 2570 m the highest peak of the Wuling Mountains in the Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve which was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1986. Fanjingshan is a sacred mountain in Chinese Buddhism, considered to be the bodhimaṇḍa of the Maitreya Buddha, and listed as a in 2018.
Guizhou is home to many ethnic minorities (mainly the Miao and the Dong). Festivals are held all year round, and are great ways to experience the local customs.
ItinerariesHong Kong to Kunming overland passes through the southern part portion of the province.
Another specialty is the sour spicy fish soup that can be tasted in many cities in Guizhou. Barbecue on the streets is a local favorite as are as all sorts of rice noodles and pasta, mixed with ingredients such as pickled vegetables.