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Guangxi

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is called "Gui" for short with nanning as the capital city. Located in the southern part of China, the region borders Vietnam on the southwest and the Beibu Gulf on the south. A basin ringed by mountains on four sides among which the highest peak is Mao'er Mountain, Guangxi has widespread expanses of limestone topography which covers half of tis over 230,000 ㎢ area. It is multi-ethnic region with a population of over 50 million including 12 ethnic groups such as Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao, Dong, etc. 

With beautiful waters and mountains, charming beaches and colorful local customs, Guangxi will ensure you a happy and unforgettable time. 

Beihai Silver Beach

Beihai Silver Beach

Located at the southern point of Beihai Peninsula and stretching as long as 24 kilometers, it is a national scenic zone of AAAA level and is characterized by long and flat beaches, soft and white sands, temperate and cear water, gentle waves with no turbulent current or biological hazards. With an annual average water temperature of 23.7˚C, the sea is suitable for sswimming from March to November, and the air is especially refreshing. The Silver Beach has a lot of recreational sport activities, such as speedboat on the sea, motorboat, bicycle on the sea, boat sailing, surfing, dynamic parachute, beach karting, beach football and beach volleyball. Visitors will have a happy time there. Now Silver Beach is open to visitors free of charge. 

Detian Waterfalls

Detian Waterfalls

The waterfalls are located on the upper reaches of the Guichun River along the Sino-Vietnam Border in Daxin County. Coming from the north, the river pounds against mountains and drops from 50-m high cliffs, producing thunderous bellow, splashing spray and white mist. It is reputed as "Asia's Biggest Cross-national Waterfalls". 

Elephant trunk hill

Elephant trunk hill

Located in the center of the city at the juncture of the Taohua River and the Lijiang River, it is a national scenic zone of AAAA level. It is so called because it is in the shape of an elephant drinking water from the river. Made up of pure limestone deposited at the sea bottom 360 million years ago, it is a masterpiece of the Karst landform. In the scenic zone, there are over 50 stone carvings on the cliffs, which are works of many famous peots in history. The most famous scene in the scinic zone is the Water-and-Moon Cave, which together with its reflection in the water is just like a full moon floating on the river. 

Guilin

Guilin

It is so called because of "woods of osmanthus trees". It is a scenic tourism city of national improtance and a famous city of historical culture characterized by the beautiful natural scenery and numerous places of cultural interest. Its natural scenery is represented by the beautiful Lijiang River landscape and the unique Karst landform with green mountains, clear waters, fascinating caves and beautiful rocks. Besides, it has dense primitive forests, gorgeous mountains, tranquil valleys, swiftly running streams and waterfalls, terraced fields on high mountains and rich and colorful ethnic lifestyles and customs. It is also a famous city of culture with a long history. From the han Dynasty( 206 B.C., - 220 A.D.) to the modern times, many glorious cultural heritage has been left, such as the Lingqu Canal in Xing'an and the Confucius Temple in Gongcheng. 

Lijiang River Scenic Area

Lijiang River Scenic Area

The Lijiang River is a national key scenic area and the essence of Guilin scenery. Stretching from Guilin to Yangshuo, the Lijiang River is 83km in its full length. If you go aboard at Mopanshan Dock or Zhujiang Dock, the journey is about 60 km, in which the most beautiful section is the 40 km or so from the starting dock to Xingping. Scenery alont the Lijiang River is charming and attractive, which is famous for the green mountains, clear waters, peculiar caves and beautiful rocks. 

Longji Terraced Fields

Longji Terraced Fields

Located in Ping'an Village in Heping Townshp, 23 kilometers from Longsheng County, the scenic zone covers an area of 66 square kilometers. The terraced fields scatter between the geights of 300 to 1,100 meters above sea level and the slope angles are between 26 to 35 degrees, and the biggest angle is 50 degrees. The Longji Terraced Fields were first built in the Yuan Dynasty (1206 - 1368) and were completed in the early Qing Dynasty (1616 - 1911), which have a history of more than 600 years. The terraced fields have a very large scale, winding from the food of the mountain to the mountain top with high and low layers. 

Longsheng Hot Spring

Longsheng Hot Spring

Located in Longsheng Hot Spring National Forest Park in jiangdi Township, Longsheng County, it is a national tourist attraction of AAAA level. In the scenic zone there are green mountains and verdant forests, and hot springs gush out of 1,200 meter-deep layers of rock. The hot spring can be divided into an uper group and a lower group with 16 springs altogether. The spring temperature is between 54-8 with a cold spring to regulate it. The specific feature about the water of the hot springs is that it has no smell at all and is drinkable, which has a wonderful taste. 

Nanning

Nanning

Being the captial city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning is located in the southwestern prt of the region and has a history of more than 1,600 years. It has such famous scenic spots as Qingxiu Mountain Scenic Area, Yiling Rock Cave Scenic Area and Phoenix Lake. Besides, there are Guangxi Museum, Guangxi Ethnic Culture Relics Museum as well as Guangxi Ethnic Square and Ethnic Culture Palace in the city proper. In the surrounding areas there are tourist attractions, like Huashan Cliff Murals of Ningming, Friendship Pass of Pingxiang, Xiaolian Town of Longzhou, Detian Waterfalls across the Sino-Vietnam border of Daxin and Longhu Mountain Nature Reserve of Long'an. 

Qixing (seven stars) Scenic zone

Qixing (seven stars) Scenic zone

Located on the eastern bank of the Lijiang River in the urban area with the branch of the Lijiang River running through, it is the largest comprehensive scenic zone in Guilin and is a national tourist attraction of AAAA level. In the scenic zone there are seven peaks whose layout is similar to that of the Big Dipper. Thus the scenic zone got its name Qixing (Seven Stars). It has become a famous tourist attraction ever since the Tang Dynasty. The Qixing Cave in the zone is very famous, which is a limestone cave comprised of over ten connecting cave halls. In the cave there are stalactites, stalagmites such as limestone columns and limestone veils of diferent shapes, which form a magnificent view. The Qixing Scenic Zone displays the essence of Guilin scenery- the beautiful mountains and waters, magnificent rocks and caves and cultural sites of long history, which make it  famous scenic zone in China. 

Weizhou Island

Weizhou Island

It is standing in the sea, southeast of Beihai. It ranked the second when China national Geographic appraised through comparison ten of China's most beautiful sea islands in 2005. The island retains China's richest volcanic scenes. On the island there are dense shelter of foliage shuts out the sunlight, fragrance floats on the breeze in four seasons and numerous migratory birds can be found there. The beaches by the islands are charming with transparently blue water. At the sea bottom there are living corals and precious marine products in various colors and types. Xieyang Island, nine nautical miles from Weizhou Island, covers an area of only 1.89 square kilometers. The island is tranquil with dense woods and rocks in peculiar shapes, which can be regarded as a peaceful place isolated from the outside world. Wizhou Island and Xieyang Island habe been known as "Major and Minor Penglai Islands" since ancient times. 

Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Zone

Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Zone

Located in the eastern suburbs of Guilin, the Yaoshan Mountain is the highest mountain in the urban area of Guilin. It is so called because of the Yaodi Temple built in the ancient times on the mountain.. The scenic zone is famous for its changing and glorious scenes in different seasons. Visitors can get to the mountain top by taking the sightseeing cableway. Looking afar from the mountain top, visitors can take in paddy fields, village houses, and all the other beautiful scenes surrounded by mists and clouds. When descending the mountain, visitors can take the chute to pass through the sea of flowers and trees and experience the fantastic feeling of flying on the ground.