The forest city Guiyang is not only a place of resort in summer, but also an open, ecological and harmonious modern city suitable for human habitation. As the capital of Guizhou province, Guiyang is the political, economical, educational and cultural center in Guizhou and also the ecological experimental city in the field of recycling economy in the country. The name Guiyang stems from the location it lies at the south of Mountain Gui as well as its bamboos produced here which was made into musical instruments.
Guiyang is located amid the inland southeastern China area, at the east side of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Layers of mountains and deep valleys spread in this city. The city covers an area of 8034 sq.km with downtown area of 2403 sq.km. The average altitude is 1250m. Because of its special location, Guiyang is an important traffic hub in southwestern region in the country and also a communication hinge, a comprehensive industrial base and a scenic spot.