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Southwestern China Travel Guide

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With its undulating mountains, terraced fields, and traditional villages, Guizhou is among China's most interesting provinces. It has less tourism infrastructure than neighboring Guangxi or Yunnan, so Guizhou attracts visitors intent on heading off the beaten path.

More than a third of Guizhou's population belongs to one of a dozen ethnic minorities, including the Dong, Hui, Yao, Zhuang, and Miao (known

in the west as the Hmong) peoples. The countryside is sprinkled with villages dominated by impressive towers—most notably those of the Dong. The province is known for its festivals, and it's hard to travel through Guizhou without running into at least one celebration.

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