Known as "Qian" for short, Guizhou lies on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in southwestern China, covering an area of 170,000 square kilometers. Its terrain descends from west to east, widely scattered with limstone and Danxia landforms. The abundant underground rivers contribute to the unique natural resources of the province. Characterized by the various limestone landscapes, Danxia landforms, highland dammed lakes, crisscrossed rivers, fossils of ancient lives, rafting tourism, hot springs, Buddhist shrines, cave coffins, stone carvings, mural paintings, ancient architecture, and folk customs, the colorful natural and cultural tourism recources present an enchanting picture for Guizhou. At present, there are more than 120 scenic sites open to the public, famous of which are eight state-class scenic resorts, namely Huangguoshu Waterfall, Dragon Palae, Zhijin Cave, Red Maple Lake, Yanghe River, Libo Zhangjiang, Maling River Gorge, and Chishui River; seven national nature reserves, namely Fanjing Mountain, Molan Karst Primitive Forest, Chishui Primeval Forest, Weining Grass Lake, Xishui Broadleaf Forest, Leigong Mountain, and Mayanghe Francois'Leaf Monkey Reserve in Yanghe.