Introducing Western Guìzhōu
Adventurers have always been drawn to Guìzhōu’s wild west by its removed location, rough travel on rubble roads and remote natural sights. But these days, infrastructure money is leaving its mark. Western Guìzhōu is being developed as a kind of transportation hub, so you may find yourself sailing along smooth new expressways or flying into Xingyi’s brand spanking new airport.
Improved transportation means tour groups, both Chinese and foreign, are increasingly making the trek to Weining’s Nature Reserve at Caohai Lake or Xīngyì’s Mǎlínghé Xiágǔ. But restless travellers shouldn’t despair: English around these parts is still nonexistent and independent travellers remain of novelty for most people in the region.