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 and Guangdong to the southeast. Bordering Vietnam, Guangxi is convenient for tourists crossing overland into Vietnam or vice-versa.
Guangxi has a mountainous terrain and its northwestern part is higher than the southeastern part, with widely spread limestone.
It covers an area of about 230,000 square kilometers (88,780 square miles).
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 degrees Celsius; 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 millimeters (49.2 to 68.9 inches) in the most areas.
Guangxi Ethnic Minority Groups
Besides the Han nationality, there are ethnic groups of Zhuang, Yao, Miao, Tong, Maonan, 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.
What to see
Guilin, a popular tourist venue in China, is famous for its beautiful landscape. The picturesque Karst scenery along the Li River down from Guilin to Yangshuo has meant the city has become well known to foreigners. Yangshuo, the end of the Li River cruise, is a small but peaceful town with stunning country scenery. Longsheng and Sanjiang are known for their Dong and Zhuang minority villages. Nanning, the green bright pearl in China, is the capital of Guangxi Province.
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.
the output of anise, cinnamon bark and mangosteen rank the first in China. Pineapple in Nanning, Shatian pomelo in Rongxian, etc, are also famous. The well-known handicraft articles include brocade in Jingxi and Binyang, shell carving in Beihai, stone carving and ink stone in Liuzhou, etc