Located in the western part of Guizhou, southwestern China, the city of Liupanshui is well known for its typical karst landform and the amicable mild climate – it is titled the “Cool City” of China.
The overall temperature changes are very small all over the year with an average annual temperature ranged from 12.3 degrees Celsius (54.14 degrees fahrenheit) to 15.2 degrees Celsius (59.36 degrees fahrenheit).
In the spring time of April, the weather is always mild, and the famous Wumeng Prairie is dotted with colorful azalea blossoms.
Wumeng Prairie is 2000 meters to 2875 meters above sea level and it is the largest and highest natural pasture in Guizhou Provence.
Liupanshui preserves some of the most primitive ethnic customs of the Yi people, an ethnic group that can be found in China, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Tule, a small village 35 km from Chengguan Town, is home to thousands of old ginkgo trees some of which are over 1,000 years old. The ginkgo is a living fossil, with fossils recognisably related to modern ginkgo from the Permian, dating back 270 million years.
The Minghu Wetland Park was officially designated as a National Wetland Park in China in 2013.
The National Wetland Park In Niangniang Mountain is reputed “the first Alpine wetland in southern China”.
The vast Zangke River rushes through innumerable mountains and valleys forming a unique landscape.
Some said because of Yaochi, the city of Liupanshui is full of sophistication and charm.
In Dala Fairyland Valley, you can walk in the wetland park, visit the seven-kind-of-color flower fields, play in the water park or animation park and live in the garden hotel on the riverbanks, embracing nature and enjoying the beautiful moment.
The famous Fengchi Garden is situated right between the new and old urban areas of Liupanshui witnessing the rapid development of the city.
The terraced fields of Xinmin Town, Panxian County, is a vivid giant history book showing the long history of the local people’s tenacious struggles and pursuit of prosperity despite the difficult natural conditions.
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