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China is a cultural region and ancient civilization in East Asia. China refers to one of the world's oldest civilizations, comprised of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. The stalemate of the last Chinese Civil War following World War II has resulted in two separate states using the name China, the People's Republic of China PRC, administering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau and the Republic of China ROC, administering Taiwan and its surrounding islands.
The city was constructed in 1283 AD during Yuan Dynasty. It was originally called Shunyuan, meaning obeying the Yuan. Guizhou is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country. Its provincial capital city is Guiyang.
Typically known as the Forest City, Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province in the People's Republic of China. Guiyang is located in central Guizhou province, situated at the east of Yungui Plateau of China, and on the north bank of the Nanming River a branch of Wujiang River.
Guiyang is populated by 23 different minorities the most populous of which is the Miao people, in addition to the ethnic Han. As of 2000, Guiyang has a population of 848,166 while the greater Guiyang metropolitan area has a population of about 3.32 million people. Guiyang is typically characterized as having a subtropical monsoon climate, four seasons not so clearly seen; without cold winter and hot summer; temperate and humid.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Guiyang is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in China.

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