Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center & Nanhu Lake Park

Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center

Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center in the Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, occupying an area of 24,000 square meters (about 28,704 yards), is an outdoor exhibition center that combined with knowledge and entertainment. It features relics, folk buildings, ethnic flavor, and folk customs of four minorities, Zhuang, Dong, Yao, and Miao.

Upon entering the gate of Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center, one will see a huge timbal which is a wonderful achievement of the bronze culture in ancient China, with a history of more than 2,700 years. There are more than 320 timbals in the centre, among which the Yunleiwen Timbal is the largest in the world. It weighs around 300 kilograms (about 661 pounds), with a diameter of 165 centimeters (about 65 inches) and stands 67.5 centimeters (about 26.5 inches) in height.

Typical buildings of several minorities can be seen inside Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center, such as dwelling houses of Zhuang people, bamboo buildings of the Yao's, houses constructed on water by the Miao people and finally, the drum-towers of Dong people. Their daily utensils and handicrafts are also displayed in each respective model house. Various folk performances will be shown during festivals. This is where one can fully appreciate the enchanting and unique customs of the minorities of Guangxi.

Whilst there, one can also visit several workshops that demonstrate extraction of oil and sugar, rice grinding, paper and pottery making, etc, each of which is unique on its own. On top of that, tourists visiting the Miao building will be treated to its unique folk dishes.

Accommodation is available to visitors in the centre as well.

How to get to Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center

1. Take Metro Line 1 to Minzu Square and leave from Exit B, you will see the center.
2. Take bus 30, 34, 205, 706, B23 or B63 to Wenwuyuan (Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center).

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours 9:00 - 17:00;
Closed on Mondays except public holidays.

Nanhu Lake Park

Nanhu Lake Park is located in the southeast of Nanning City and features aquatic sceneries and subtropical gardening landscapes. It covers an area of 1.3 square kilometers (about 0.5 square miles) and a quarter of the whole park is covered by the lake.

Nanhu Lake was once a brook connected to a river but during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), a major flood occurred and submerged the surrounding fields and houses, which was how Nanhu Lake was created.

Nanhu Lake Park is an ideal place to entertain yourself. In the park, you can fully appreciate the views of various plants, such as Pinang, Chinese fan palms, and other tropical trees. There is a garden with hundreds of precious flowers and bamboo, in which three inner gardens are very attractive places. There are Chinese herbal gardens with over 200 Chinese herbs, orchid gardens and bonsai gardens. A visit in the gardens will reward you with not only abundant knowledge but also the pleasures of nature's beauty.

Above the lake, there is a nine-arch bridge, a scenic bridge, and a long bank in the Nanhu Lake Park where you can get a view of the lake. Fish eateries will also provide you delicious local food. Either boating on the lake or fishing at the shore can offer you an escape from the pressures of city life indeed.

In addition, there is a museum set up in 1984 to commemorate two uprisings in history. It was constructed in the Guangxi folk style which is also of tourist value.

How to get to Nanhu Lake Park

1. Take Metro Line 1 to Nanhu Lake.
2. Take Metro Line 3 to Langxi. Get out from Exit B and walk northwest for 5 minutes.
3. Take bus 8, 20, 33, 34, 51, 60, 65, 80, 215, B3, B11, B14 or B86 to Nanhu Gongyuan (Nanhu Lake Park).

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours All day

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- Last updated on Dec. 21, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center & Nanhu Lake Park
Asked by Kevin from MALAYSIA | Nov. 05, 2018 05:40Reply
Transport to: Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center & Nanhu Lake Park
Is your this website up to date November, 2018?
Transport to Ethnic Relics Center: Some one said:
How to get to Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center
1. Take Metro Line 1 to Minzu Square and leave from Exit B, you will see the center.
2. Take bus 30, 34, 205, 706, B23 or B63 to Wenwuyuan (Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center).

Others said :How to get there: take buses No. 11、23、30、47、63 or 205, get off at Wen Wuyuan (Ethnic Relics Station)

Which is correct?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Josh from USA | Nov. 06, 2018 22:58

They are all correct.
Asked by Mr.Li Da Hai from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 15, 2010 06:50Reply
Thank you for this excellent description, but unfortunately there is no information as to where this wonderful museum is located. Can you help me here please, as I will be visiting Nanning in January and February next year around Chinese New Year, and would like to visit the Ethnic Relics Center.

Thank you.
Answers (3)
Answered by Mr.Chang | Oct. 16, 2010 02:19

It's located at no.21, Gucheng Road(南宁市古城路21号), next to Guangxi Museum.
Answered by Richard from USA AND CHINA | Jan. 23, 2014 21:50

Been to the lake once but not to the museum. You can rent a little boat (takes about 6 people) at a very reasonable price. It is covered (imagine a little covered wagon but no wheels). It is a lot of fun and you can fly kits off the stern, and be sure to bring something to eat. It is fun to picnic on the boat in the middle of the lake. It may be cold ut then again maybe not!
Answered by Richard from USA AND CHINA | Jan. 24, 2014 03:54

Did not make it are the pilot of the boat there is no guides, particularly good at night with a glass of wine and a dinner picnic. Please do not insult by drinking too much.
Asked by Mr.Putt Guider from USA | Jul. 12, 2010 22:53Reply
I will be in Nanning for the 2nd time in October & November to visit my girlfriend & wonder about getting around the city?
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Answered by Mr.QI_JIAN from CHINA | Jul. 13, 2010 22:48

I recommend Xinjiekou, the most well-known commercial area of Nanjing; Confucius Temple, a busy area of the city; Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty, the grand tomb of the first emperor of Ming Dynasty; Nanjing city Wall.
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