Nanning is the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is 468 km (290 mi) southwest of the better known city of Guilin in the region and 200 km (125 mi) north of China’s border with Vietnam. With a history that dates back at least to the 4th century, Nanning has played an important role in the development of this part of China and in the country’s exchanges with Southeast Asia. “Nanning” literally means “the peaceful south.”



  1. Guangxi Museum

    This is the official museum of the Guangxi Zhuang Nationality Autonomous Region. It is located on Minzu Avenue, next to July First Square (Qi Yi Guangchang). The museum houses over 50,000 historical and cultural artifacts from Guangxi. The Guangxi Ethnic Culture Center is an extension of the Guangxi Museum, which displays in open fields the rich traditions of the minority groups living in Guangxi.

  2. Liangfengjiang Forest Park

    Located 10 km south of Nanning, the park is the home of a large variety of subtropical plants and flowers. Among the attractions in the park are the Bodhi Mountain Villa, the Botanic Kingdom, and other amusement and vacationing facilities.

  3. Nanning People's Park

    People's Park (Renmin Gongyuan) in Nanning is also called Bailong Gongyuan or White Dragon Park. Located in the heart of Nanning, the park comprises 125 acres of land and water. On top of the small hill in the park one finds a fort. There are also a botanical garden and a sea world in park.

  4. Qingxiu Mounntain

    Qingxiu Mounntain (Qingxiu Shan) is 9 km southeast of central Nanning, on the northern bank of the Yong River that flows through the region. An area with over a dozen green small hills, this makes nice retreat for Nanning residents. Standing in the scenic zone is Qingxiu Tower, which was built around 1700.

  5. Yangmei Old Town

    Back in the Ming Dynasty (14th-17th century), Yangmei was a busy trading town on the Zuo River. It declined in the modern times along with the river trade, but the old architecture and atmosphere of the town - ancestral temples, traditional residential quarters, empty river docks - have survived reasonably well, giving visitors an opportunity to get a sense how the world looked in the old days. The town is 30 km west of Nanning and can be reached by bus or boat.

  6. Yilingyan Scenic Area

    Yilingyan Scenic Area is 18 km north of Nanning. Central to the area is a large limestone cave, part of the Karst landscape of the region. The folk culture of the local Zhuang minority people is another theme of the park.