Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Guangxi has history dating from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC ~ 221BC). From the Qing Dynasty (1644 ~ 1911), the region was named "Guangxi". In 1958, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was established, and it is now one of the five Minority Autonomous Regions in China.
Guangxi, called "Gui" for short, is situated in the southern part of China and is adjacent to the provinces of Yunnan to the west, Guizhou to the north, Hunan to the northeast, Guangdong to the southeast. Bordering Vietnam, Guangxi is convenient for tourists crossing overland into Vietnam or vice-versa. With an area of about 230,000 square kilometers, topography of Guangxi is basin-like and the limestone distribution occupies half of the total area. Unique topography forms natural sights. You can breathe fresh air and relax yourself by enjoying wonderful landscape everywhere.
People in Guangxi are multinational, and the total population is about 45 million. Besides the Han nationality, there are ethical groups of Zhuang, Yao, Miao, Tong, Mao'nan, Yi, Shui and others. Various cultures are one of the important characteristics of China; therefore, face-to-face communication with various cultures will bring you unexpectedly pleasant surprises.
Nanning, the green bright pearl in China, is the capital of Guangxi Province. In addition, the cities Guilin, Liuzhou and Yangshuo are also trip worthy because most of the tourist attractions assemble there.
Guilin, a well-known city in China, is famous for its beautiful landscape. Scenery along the Li River down from Guilin to Yangshuo will bring you a memorable tour. The West Street in Yangshuo has welcomed countless foreigners from all over the world and gained the reputation of "the Earth Village in China". The traditional ethical customs in Liuzhou impress you deeply, and you will have the chance to taste the local food and appreciate the traditional singing and dancing performances.
Guangxi lies in a subtropical region: rainy, warm and wet. It is fit for traveling all year round. July is the warmest and average temperature is 23? to 29?; the coldest is in January, and average temperature is about 6 to 16 degrees Celsius. In Guangxi, 80 percent of the rain occurs from April to September. Annual average rainfall is 1250 to 1750 mm in the most areas.
If you want to enjoy the fabulous natural scenery, visit the numerous cultural and historic sites and taste the traditional customs, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is your best choice. There you will see unique traditional handicrafts: brocades of Zhuang minority, embroideries of Yao Minority and colorful shell carvings.
Major Attractions in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
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