Sam's Exotic Travels to Guiyang, Capital of Guizhou
Traveling to Guizhou Province for the 2012 China Travel Photography Arts Festival, we spent our first night in Guiyang, the capitol. While there was no group sightseeing here, I did manage to get some photos near our hotel and along the river front at night of Hongfu Temple and nearby buildings. The following description is from wikipedia.org:
Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province of Southwest China. It is located in the centre of the province, situated on the east of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River, a branch of the Wu River. The city has an elevation of about 1,100 meters. It has an area of 8,034 square kilometers. Guiyang is populated by 23 different minorities, the most populous of which is the Miao people, in addition to the ethnic Han. As of 2010, the total population of Guiyang municipality was 4.2 million, among which 3.0 million were urban residents.
Guiyang has grown exponentially since the 1990s. The city is situated on the Nanming River, a headstream of the Wu River, which eventually joins the Yangtze River at Fuling in Sichuan province. Guiyang is a natural transportation center, with comparatively easy access northward to Sichuan, eastward to Guangxi and Guangdong, westward to Yunnan, and northeast to Hunan province.
Guiyang is the economic and commercial hub of Guizhou Province and a center for retail and wholesale commercial activities with operations of major domestic and international general retailers and consumer electronics and appliance sellers. Wholesale operations include large regional produce, furniture, and industrial and construction machinery depots.
Guiyang is currently undergoing a building boom. Guiyang is currently home to 13 super large housing construction projects, each with more than 1 million square meters of floor space. The total building area for these 13 projects is nearly 45 million square meters and is designed to house about 1.1 million people.
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