Chinese City Fact: Guiyang

Guiyang is a cultural diverse city of nearly 4 million people in Southwest China. It is home to a mix of more than 30 different ethnic minority groups including Buyi, Miao, Dong and Hui. During the invasion of the Mongol army in the 13th Century, it became an important army post acting as a “pacification office” during the fighting.

Guiyang streetphoto © 1999 Peter Van den Bossche | more info (via: Wylio)

The city has expanded rapidly in the 1990’s and has been built up around a cross shaped layout (the Chinese character for the number 10). It is known as one of China’s “Spring Cities” for it’s generally temperate climate. It is also known for being home to some of the most laid back people in China. It is common for people to stay up late and rise late in the day and tourists can often find local inhabitants playing chess and games together along the streets.

Kina 2009 0446photo © 2009 Einar Fredriksen | more info (via: Wylio)

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