to have been the expedition's base in Guizhou Province but this was switched
to Yanhe City in Yanhe County at short notice.
Panorama of Bijie City
Karst scenery in surrounding hills
Bijie is a county city with a population of 45,000 and is located in the
west of Ghuizhou Province about 170km west-north-west of the capital city,
Guiyang. Bijie Prefecture consists of six other counties that surround
Bijie City, namely Dafang, Qianxi, Jinsha, Zhijin, Nayong and Hezhang.
The total population of this prefecture is 7,320,000 and is made up of
28% ethnic minorities, mainly of Yi and Miao peoples but also including
Han and Buyi peoples.
Tourist map showing main attractions in Guizhou
- note the river south of Bijie goes underground