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GUANGXI
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G uangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, referred to as Gui, is located in the southern part of China, with Nanning as its capital. Located in the west part in southern China, Guangxi borders the Beibu Gulf and Southeast Asia in the south, Vietnam in the southwest, and Guangdong, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan from east to west respectively. As the most convenient access to the sea, Guangxi plays an important role in the economic exchanges between China and Southeast Asia. Read More Below.


OVERVIEW

G uangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, referred to as Gui, is located in the southern part of China, with Nanning as its capital. Located in the west part in southern China, Guangxi borders the Beibu Gulf and Southeast Asia in the south, Vietnam in the southwest, and Guangdong, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan from east to west respectively. As the most convenient access to the sea, Guangxi plays an important role in the economic exchanges between China and Southeast Asia. This region hosts multiple ethnic groups including Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao and Dong, and multiple local dialects such as Cantonese, Guiliu and Pinghua, and Zhuang languages. With a coastline of 1,595 kilometers and a subtropical monsoon climate, it is rich in marine resources, including precious animals and plants. Abounding in fruits, it is known as a land of fruits. Unique karst landforms, splendid historic relics and places of interest and rich ethnic elegance make Guangxi charming and attractive. Its peak forests are typically well- developed tropical karst landforms. They are magnificent and brilliant, superior and peculiar. Guilin and Yangshuo host the most typical and beautiful limestone karsts, praised by Xu Xiake, Traveler of the Ming Dynasty, as “lotus and bamboo shoots like”. With a long history, Guangxi hosts numerous historic relics, ancient architectures, cultural sites, water conservancy projects, stone carvings, tombs and revolutionary memorials, including more than 140 key historic relics published by the State Council or Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, including ancient hominid sites such as White Lotus Cave in Liuzhou, Zengpiyan in Guilin, Baozitou in Nanning, Lingqu ancient water conservancy project in Xing’an, Huashan murals in Ningming, famous ancient buildings such as Prince Residence in Guilin, Zhenwu Temple in Rongxian County, Liuhou Temple in Liuzhou, Yanguan in Xing’an, Confucius Temple in Gongcheng, and Avalokitesvara Temple in Hepu.

S ome modern revolutionary monuments are of inspecting, visiting and worshipping values, such as Jintian Village, Guiping, the birthplace of Taiping Rebellion, Bose Site of the Seventh Red Army Headquarters, Longzhou Site of Eighth Red Army Headquarters, Qinzhou Liu Yongfu Former Residence, Li Tsung-jen Former Residence, and the Eighth Route Army Guilin Office during the Period of Anti-Japanese War. The northeastern, central, southeastern and western parts of Guangxi host numerous limestone peak forests. Guangxi also hosts numerous strange caves and beautiful landscapes. According to statistics, there are about 100,000 caves in Guangxi. The magnificent and beautiful caves host dazzling and beautiful anemolite, stalagmites, stone curtains, stone pillars, stone flowers, stone lotus and stone forests including well-known dry Guilin Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Cave, Liuzhou Dole Rock, Wuming Yiling Rock, Beiliu Selou Cave, Yulin Longquan Cave, water caves such as Guilin Guanyan Cave, Lipu Fengyu Cave, Guanyang Longgong Cave, Zhongshan Bishui Cave, Mashan Jinlun Cave, and archaeological display Guilin Zengpiyan (a representative Chinese New Stone Age cave) and Longyin Cave (with more than 200 pieces of cliff inscriptions from the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty), and Liuzhou White Lotus Cave (an important prehistoric site).

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

L ocated in the west part in southern China, Guangxi borders the Beibu Gulf and Southeast Asia in the south, Vietnam in the southwest, and Guangdong, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan from east to west respectively. As the most convenient access to the sea, Guangxi plays an important role in the economic exchanges between China and Southeast Asia.

OVERVIEWCLIMATE

CLIMATE

G uangxi is located in the low latitude, with the Tropic of Cancer running through its center, and has a subtropical monsoon climate. Bounded as the Hezhou-Donglan line, the north is mid-subtropical monsoon climate while the south belongs to south subtropical monsoon climate. This region has an extreme maximum temperature of 33.7℃ – 42.5℃, extreme minimum temperature of -8.4℃ – 2.9℃, and an annual average temperature of 16.5℃ – 23.1℃. Characterized by warm climate, sufficient heat, abundant rainfall, distinct wet and dry seasons, insignificant seasonal change, and moderate sunshine concentrated in summer and rare in winter.

GEOGRAPHYCULTURE

CULTURE

W ith a long history, Guangxi has formed its colorful unique ethnic culture, with cliff murals created in the Spring and Autumn Period, bronze drums and simple and elegant pile-dwellings free from wet and heat, snake and beasts created in the Han Dynasty, Zhenwu Temple and Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge of great scientific and artistic value in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County of the Ming Dynasty as the representative.

K nown as a “Song Center”, Guangxi hosts Zhuang Double Third Day Song Festival, Yao Danu Festival, Miao Huashan Festival and Lusheng Festival, Mulao Zoupo Festival, Dong Fireworks Festival and distinctive Dayoucha with Double Third Day Song Festival as the most important. In 1985, the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region made the Song Festival on the third day of the third month of the Chinese lunar year the Cultural and Artistic Festival which later evolved into Guangxi International Folk Song Festival. In 1999, it was changed into Nanning International Folk Song Festival held in Nanning in November every year, attracting numerous Chinese and foreign folk songs art fans. Guangxi ranks first in China in terms of the number of local dialects. People of most ethnic groups speak the Zhuang language.

T his region hosts local Gui Opera, Zhuang Opera, Caidiao Opera, Cantonese Opera, Yong Opera, Guangxi Bamboo Instrument Music and Bronze Drum Music. Generally speaking, Guangxi is rich in diverse cultural resources consisting of the landscape culture, Beibu Gulf marine culture (including Xijiang Culture) and ethnic minority culture based on Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong along the Hongshui River and distributed throughout Guangxi.

CLIMATETOURIST SEASON

TOURIST SEASON

G enerally speaking, most of Guangxi isn’t cold in winter and early spring, which is very comfortable for northern travelers. Besides, travelers coming here can also appreciate and even participate in various ethnic custom activities during the new year period of local minorities; but the only drawback is that, it is dry during this period. Yet some attractions like waterfalls, caves are still worthy to see. Undoubtedly, the sceneries are less magnificent than those in the wet period.

CULTURE