Guì Zhōu or Guìzhōu Shěng is a province located in the south western part of China, the word Guizhou stands for the ancient Chinese word Zhou which in English translates into prefecture. The population in Guizhou contains one of the most densely populated minority groups in China. The minorities retain most of their unique customs and are hospitable and warm, wearing brilliant and beautiful ethnic clothing. They hold elaborate welcoming ceremonies, worship their totems, and play intriguing music while dancing graceful dances. Guizhou province’s isolation and history as a remote backwater—one still relatively untouched by modern tourism—has made it one of the best kept secrets in southwest China. It has no shortage of breathtaking landscapes, characterized by limestone karst hills, vast mountain valleys, terraced rice fields, imposing cave features and cascading waterfalls.