Guizhou Province lies in the northeast part of the Yungui Plateau, abbreviated as Qian or Gui. It covers 170000 square kilometers and has a population of 35 million. The polytechnic province is home to compact communities of varying ethnic backgrounds such as Han, Miao, Buyei, Dong, Yi, Sui, Hui, Gelao, Zhuang and Yao. Guiyang is the provincial capital.
Guizhou is a large natural park with rich resources of rocks, water bodies and caves. There are 8 national scenic resorts, such as the Huangguoshu Waterfall, Zhijin Cave, Red Maple, and so on. There are 6 national famous historical and cultural cities including Zunyi, Zhengyuan and others, and 6 sites under state protection as key cultural relics, such as Blue Dragon Cave and Drum-Tower in Zengcong. In addition, Guizhou holds the greatest number of China's ethnic festival. Statistics show that more than 1000 minority ethnic festivals are celebrated in this province every year. These festivals have a strong local flavor. As the dwelling places differ, even the same ethnic groups hold festivals with different names and activities, and on different dates. A distinct landscape, unique ethnic customs and habits, and a pleasant weather have turned Guizhou into an ideal tourist and holiday making destination.
Huangguoshu Waterfall, the most famous waterfall in China, is about 70 meters long and 81 meters wide during the flood season. Its water rushes down to a pond named Xiniutan (Rhinoceros Pond) with thunderous roars, which can be heard a few kilometers away, like ten thousand horses galloping and shaking the ground and the hill. The scene of Huangguoshu Waterfall changes while you are standing in different places.