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Rafael Saavedra: Journey to experience enchanting beauty of Guizhou

By Rafael Saavedra | eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2023-09-19 Print


Rafael Saavedra speaks at the sharing session of the China Storyteller Partnerships Tour of Amazing Guizhou on Sept 17. [Photo provided eguizhou.gov.cn]

This trip has been great! Every single place we have been to was mind-blowing. 

As a content creator who lives in China, I always hear about the great natural wonders here. I want to tell the world that Guizhou should always be on the list of places to go to when you visit China. 

People here are kind and friendly. Since the very moment we landed at the airport, we were welcomed with big smiles. For me as a traveler, service, attention, and kindliness always make a huge difference when vising places. 

During this trip, we were able to enjoy nature in a very fun way. We visited some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers in Xingyi and its surroundings. 

We also had the chance to meet great people from China and many other countries, and to make unforgettable memories with them. 

But one of the biggest highlights of this trip was the opportunity to make content, like videos, pictures, and stories, about Guizhou and its beautiful landscapes and scenic spots. 

During the last few days, I shared some short videos and pictures on my social media, and many of my viewers were very impressed by the beauty of this place. They were asking me where it was. I told them, this is Guizhou, in China! And this is just a small part of what you can find here. Actually, the videos and pictures can't show the best part of a trip: the feeling of being here, of breathing the fresh air, of feeling the wind, the water, and the grass. 


Rafael Saavedra (left) experience kayaking on Wangfeng Lake in Xingyi city of Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, Sept 14. [Photo provided eguizhou.gov.cn]

I am planning to release a few more Guizhou videos, and I will try to reflect on my experience. I also want to use these videos to invite others to visit this magical place. 

Guizhou is a fascinating place that is rapidly becoming a world-class tourist destination. It is a perfect place for mountain tourism and outdoor sports, and it doesn't stop there. We noticed the different infrastructure projects that were recently inaugurated or still under construction, like the modern high-speed railway network and majestic bridges that better connect the region with the rest of China. 

Outdoor tourism is now booming, and more people want to enjoy parks, rivers, lakes, and mountains. Luckily Guizhou has all that and it has welcoming locals and ethnic groups, making it one of the most colorful and diverse provinces in China. 

To conclude, I want to thank the local authorities, China Daily, the friendly local people, and every single person who took part in the organization and execution of this unforgettable trip. I am really looking forward to coming back and experiencing Guizhou's charm again. 

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