Guangxi The most beautiful karst landscapes in China

Guangxi Travel Guide of China

Things to do in Guangxi

  • Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

    Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

  • Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge

    Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge

  • The Reed Flute Cave

    The Reed Flute Cave

  • Li River Cruise

    Li River Cruise

  • Xingping Town

    Xingping Town

  • Longji Rice Terraces

    Longji Rice Terraces

The top sites in Guangxi >>

Landscapes formed by karst peaks reflected on the Li River, terraced fields and small minority villages, are presented in the Guangxi travel guide. The main sites to admire in this province are the most beautiful and typical karst landscapes of China. Guangxi has had an extensive history which incorporates the past tumultuous dozens of ethnic groups are left for too long in the shadows. This mountainous region is in contrast to the developed Guangdong region nearby.

Guangxi Overview  

Guangxi is located on the border of several regions. The Vietnam, Guangdong, Guizhou, also Hunan and Yunnan encircle this Chinese countryside. Even within this Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, landscapes and cultures are plenty. To the North, it is a steep area with Karst peaks, rivers, verdant mountains and rice terraces fields that await adventurers. The South is more open to a journey of relaxation even if cascades and waterfalls are abundant. 
Although a remote province of China, Guangxi is not less important than others. With the past several thousand years, Guangxi has been important in the history of China. Initially the land of conquest for emperors, then land retirement for minorities persecuted by Northern ethnic groups, Guangxi had been the seat of the Taiping rebellion, which was rife in China for more than 20 years.
Today, although bordering the wealthy province of Guangdong, Guangxi survives only thanks to the natural resources and the influx in tourism. It is easy to understand when you see the beautiful, natural landscape and its cultural heritage why this place is so fascinating to visitors.

Multicultural Guangxi 

In Guangxi, almost 40% of the population belongs to one of the 55 ethnic minorities in China. As its name suggests, Zhuang autonomous region, the majority ethnic group in Guizhou is Zhuang. Most of them, though widely Sinicize, live in the south-west of the region, between Nanning and Vietnam. 
The rest of the ethnic groups mainly settled in northern Guangxi. There, we find a profusion of small ethnic villages of Yi, Miao, Dong, Mulao, Maonan or Hui Jing, Sui and Gelao. Thus, over 15 million of the Zhuang people and nearly 3 million members of other minorities that populate Guangxi, each bringing their language, architecture, customs, clothing add to the regions charm.

Must-see in Guangxi

If you are interested in seeing where these minority groups live and learning about their cultures along with the surrounding landscapes you should certainly visit Guangxi. It is in the north, the most mountainous region, which has the highest number of villages. Those that enjoy cycling can make a stop at some small authentic villages. 
To visit the attractions of Guangxi, it is the best to take the Li River cruise to admire the remarkable landscapes formed by karst peaks between Guilin and Yangshuo. In the North of Guilin, Longsheng is also a must-see destination with its rice terraces. For the adventurous, continue the trip to Guizhou through Sanjiang.
In the southern part of the province, less crowded, impressive waterfalls of Detian, Huashan rock paintings and the most beautiful beaches in China are worth a visit.

Best Time to Travel to Guangxi

Like other parts of the southwest, Guangxi is subject to a long period of rain between June and August, along with March,. It is best to avoid this untimely rain and visit in April, May and September, October.

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