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With its undulating mountains, terraced fields, and traditional villages, Guizhou is among China's most interesting provinces. Although beautiful, it has less tourism infrastructure and many fewer tourists than neighboring Guangxi or Yunnan. Guizhou therefore attracts visitors intent on heading off the beaten path.
Guizhou is home to well over a dozen ethnic minorities, including the Dong, Hui, Yao, Zhuang, and Miao (known in the west as the Hmong) peoples. More than a third of Guizhou's population comes from these groups. The countryside is sprinkled with villages dominated by impressive towers—most notably those of the Dong. The province is known for its festivals, and frequent travelers claim that you can't travel through Guizhou without running into at least one celebration.
Guizhou at a Glance
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