Guiyang City, capital of Guizhou Province, is the political, economic, culture & education, traffic, and travel service center of Guizhou Province. As a central city of Southwest China, Guiyang City is also an important traffic & communication hub leading to the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta as well as the logistics distribution place in Southwest China. Besides, it was honored "China's Important Holiday Resort for Ecological Travel and Leisure", "City of Forest in China", and "Summer Resort in China".
In October 2004, Guiyang City was granted the first "National Forest City" title by the State Forestry Administration.
For five consecutive years since 2005, Guiyang City ranked the first place in the "China Top 10 Summer and Tourist Resorts", which was jointly sponsored by the GN International Cooperation Committee of China Institute of City Competitiveness and Asia Pacific Environmental Protection Association etc.
In 2010, Guiyang City, together with Beijing and Nanjing etc. was selected into "Ten Most Potential Cities in Future China" by the 2009-2010 Global Urban Competitiveness Report.。