Nanning, the capital of Guangxi autonomous region, is located in the southern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 160 kilometers from the border with Vietnam.
Nanning is close to scenic Guilin, with its world famous hillscape, northern and western Guangxi and its minority villages, and the border with Vietnam in the south. Nanning is truly a garden city with charming natural subtropical scenery.
No. 01: Qingxiu Mountain Resort
With the total area of 38.54 kilometers, Nanning Qingxiu Mountain Resort is located in the southeast of Nanning City.
The resort starts from Qingshan Road in the west, going clockwise, along Zhuxi Road, to south of Minzu Avenue in the east; from east to west going clockwise, the resort covers the intersection of Minzu Avenue and Yongning County, along the boundary of Nanning and Yongning to San’an Bridge, then along the 200-metre reserve belt along the south of the Yongjiang River to the north of Nanning Bridge.
Entrance Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 10, 34, Ring 1 or Ring 2 to Qingxiu Mountain; or take Special Tourist Bus to get there at Chaoyang Square
No. 02: Nanhu Lake Park
Located in the southeast of Nanning City and features aquatic sceneries and subtropical gardening landscapes, Nanhu Lake was once a brook connecting to a river.
In the park, tourists can fully appreciate the views of various plants, such as Pinang, Chinese fan palms, and other tropical trees. There is a garden with hundreds of precious flowers and bamboo, containing three attractive inner gardens, the Chinese herbal gardens with over 200 kinds of Chinese herbs, the orchid gardens and the bonsai gardens.
A visit in the gardens will reward you with not only abundant knowledge but also the pleasures of natural beauty. Nanhu Lake is an ideal place to entertain oneself.
Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Buses No. 3, 8, 14, 20, 33, 60, 65, 80, 86 or 215 from the downtown area
No. 03: Guangxi Museum
First built in 1934 in Guilin but later moved to Nanning in 1954 and renovated in 1978, the Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region covers a construction area of 15,000 square meters, of which 7,000 square meters is for exhibition.
The Museum boasts a collection of more than 50,000 cultural relics, including 400 bronze drums, the largest collection in the nation, and over 50,000 ancient books. The Museum has two basic displays, namely, the Display of Guangxi Historical Relics, and the Display of Guangxi Revolutionary Relics. The Display of Guangxi Historical Relics exhibits heritage from 50,000 years ago.
Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (closed on Monday)
How to get there: take Buses No. 11m 23m 30m 33m 63m 205, 211 and get off at Wenwuyuan Station; or take Buses No. 6, 34, 79 or 213 to Minzu Gucheng Lukou Station
No. 04: Detian Waterfall
Detian Waterfall located in Nanning is the largest waterfall in Asia, and the second largest transnational waterfall in the world.
The Detian Waterfall is over 200 meters wide and has a drop of more than 70 meters. Its water rushes down a three-tiered cliff with tremendous force.
It is the largest waterfall in Asia, and the second largest transnational waterfall in the world, connecting with a waterfall in Vietnam. The fall is awe-inspiring, and its thunder is audible before it even comes into view. The changing seasons transform the natural scenery of the waterfall throughout the year.
Entrance Fee: CNY 80
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: There is one Special Tourist Bus at Langdong Station of Nanning to Detian Waterfall every day at 9 a.m., and you have to get back before 3:30 p.m.
No. 05: Daming Mountain
Daming Mountain is lying in the northeast of Wuming County, 104 kilometers away from Nanning o n the east of No. 210 national highway.
With the average altitude of 1200 meters and the 190-meter food of mountain, it has 16℃ as the average temperature of the year. Influenced by south Asian tropical wind and local topography, the temperature in the upper mountain is 8-10℃ lower than that at the mountain foot.
The clear changing of seasons shows the fog in spring, waterfall in summer, cloud in autumn, and snow in winter, all of these terrific landscapes gain the fame of “Guangxi’s Lu Mountain” for itself.
Entrance Fee: CNY 100
Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
How to get there: take the Express Bus from Nanning to Wuming, then transfer a shuttle bus at Wuming to Liangjiang; or there are buses which can get to Daming Mountain directly at Minzu Market of Nanning.
No. 06: Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center
The Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center, occupying an area of 24,000 square meters, is adjacent to the Museum of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Nanning City.
Unique architectures of various minorities such as Ganlan of Zhuang nationality, bamboo buildings of the Yao nationality, houses projecting over the water of the Miao nationality, and drum towers and storm-proof bridges of the Dong nationality, are all displayed here. Inside these buildings, the daily use articles and handcrafts are also on display.
In addition, there are restaurants of different minority groups in the bamboo buildings of the center, providing tourists with various delicacies and dishes with special flavors.
Entrance Fee: CNY 8
Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30
How to get there: take Buses No. 11, 23, 47, 205 or 211 to get there
No. 07: Nanning People’s Park
Built in 1951, Nanning People’s Park also has an other name: “White dragon Park“.After you walk in the gate, you can see Hundreds of stone steps right in front of you. Many people like to climb the step, up and down, as a kind of exercises.
After you climb to the top of the stairs, you are standing on the top of this hill, it is the highest point in Nanning urban area. There is a ancient emplacement on this highest point. This emplacement has a history of more than 100 years. In the emplacement, you can see a big iron cannon inside.
Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00
How to get there: There are many buses can take you to Nanning People’s Park, including Buses No. 14, 17, 38, 62, 74, 78, 80, 81, 218 or 802
No. 08: Longhu Mountain
The Longhu Mountain natural reserve, or Dragon-Tiger Mountain, lies to the south of Long’an County, 35 kilometers away from the county and 80 kilometers away from Nanning.The natural reserve was firstly established in 1980.
In 1987, it was qualified as the natural reserve and the beauty spot of the autonomous region. The main objects under protection are rare medicinal herbs and the Karst Mountain scenery.The scenic spots already open to tourists include a limestone cave, stone forest, and an area for feeding monkeys. There are more scenic places that will be opened for tourists in the near future.
Entrance Fee: CNY 60
Opening Hours: 08:30-18:00
How to get there: There are Special Tourist Buses from Nanning Beida Passenger Station to Longhu Mountain
No. 09: Yangmei Ancient Town
Yangmei is a traditional town located on the Yong River in Rongxian County, Yulin, Guangxi, China, about 30 km west of Nanning. Yangmei Ancient Town is a charming and popular destination for tourists.
Today Yangmei, which covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers, is studded with well-preserved old buildings dating back through the dynasties, and boasts the most beautiful scenery that a southern river town of its kind can offer. The
5300 townspeople continue to live as they have for a thousand years, just as if the time had stopped.
Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: There are Special Tourist Buses to Yangmei Ancient Town in Nanning every day
No. 10: Yiling Cave
The Yiling cave in the suburb of the Nanning is a unique one bearing not only beautiful stones but also the culture of Zhuang ethnic minority.Yiliang Cave is a karst cave formed a million years ago as it is estimated by geologist, which looks like a whelk.
With so many beautifully shaped stone flowers, pillars, curtains, stalagmite and stalactite, visitors may find different sights at each step. Created with prodigious skill, sights in the cave are ever-changing scenery of rare beauty.
Entrance Fee: CNY 15
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:30
How to get there: Take long-distance Nanning-Wuming at Anji Passenger Station, then get off at Yiling Cave.
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