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A Visitor's Guide to Guangxi Autonomous Region

Where is it and what is there to see?


A Visitor's Guide to Guangxi Autonomous Region

Rice terraces in Guilin

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Guangxi (广西) sits just northwest of Hong Kong and just west of Guangdong Province.

Capital City:

Nanning is the capital city of Guangxi.


Guangxi is a mountainous region famous for the karst limestone mountains that create amazing landscapes throughout the area but especially along the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. Many ethnic minorities live in Guangxi and they, themselves, have become somewhat of a tourist attraction with their colorful costumes and festivals. Some famous attractions in Guangxi are
  • Guilin is one of Guangxi's larger cities and usually the base from which people visit the region. The area around Guilin is famous for its rice terraces and tours along the Li River can also begin at Guilin.
  • Yangshuo is a small town that sits along the Li River and once was a sleepy backpacker's town but now is a popular tourist stop. Yangshuo is famous for the karst mountain scenery and the walks and bike rides that you can do from there.

Guilin Photo Gallery
Yangshuo Profile
Yangshuo Photo Gallery

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