Baise Travel Guide

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Baise Facts

Chinese Name: 百色 (bǎi sè)
Population: 4,200,000
Area: 36,300 square kilometers (14,015 square miles)
Location: in the west of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Youjiang, Tianyang); 9 counties (Tiandong, Pingguo, Debao, Jingxi, Napo, Lingyun, Leye, Xilin, Tianlin); 1 autonomous county (Longlin Ethnic Minority Groups)
Area Code: 0776
Zip Code: 533000
GDP (2018): CNY 14.59 billion (USD 2.20 billion)
Nationalities: Zhuang, Han, Miao, Yao, Yi, Gelao, Hui

Non-ferrous Metal Mining City Bordering with Vietnam

Baise is located in the west of Guangxi and borders Guizhou Province to the north, Yunnan Province to the west and Vietnam to the south. Due to its superior geographical location and convenient transportation, Baise has functioned as a major channel for Southwest China to go out of the sea and an important bridge for communication and trade between Guangxi and ASEAN countries. Baise is also one of the top ten non-ferrous metal mining areas in China, among which the proven reserves of bauxite are 780 million tons, accounting for about a quarter of the country's total. In addition, the Youjiang River valley basin in this city, one of the three dominant subtropical regions, produces high quality fruit and tobacco sold all over the country. Moreover, Baise is a beautiful tourist city with beautiful mountains, canyons, lakes, tropical rain forests, waterfalls and Zhuang, Yao and Miao ethnic customs.

Baise Attractions - Things to Do

 Chuandong Heavenly Pit: Located in Leye County, it is a deep karst pit set in six peaks. It was formed about two million years ago. The mysterious and vivid karst images are most attractive to visitors.

 Daweishi Heavely Pit: It's another karst funnel in Leye County. Primitive forests, underground rivers and natural shaped karst caves form a mysterious land.

 Chengbi Lake: It is a local above-water recreational center. Clear water, scattered islets and continuous mountains provide good environment for yachting and other interesting activities held by the nearby ethnic minority groups.

 Buliu River: It is a primitive river winding across Tianlin, Lingyun, Leye and Tian'er counties. The verdant primitive forests along the river provide home for thousands of plants and birds while the ever-clean water offers home for many kinds of fish. The natural stone bridge across the river is another spectacular. The river is also an ideal place for cruise.

 Jiangmei Debao Short Horse Paradise: This is a special garden for horse riding and countryside music. Short horse is a kind of uniqueness of Debao County. The mature horse is only 86 centimeters (2.8 inches) to 106 centimeters (3.4 inches) tall. Countryside music are mostly presented by the local ethnic minority groups with the special instruments.

 Revolutionary Spots: Rebellion Memorial Hall, Yudong Meeting Hall

 Other Karst Scenic Spots: Naling Cave and Shuiyuan Cave in Lingyun County

How to get to/around Baise

Baise Bama Airport (AEB) is 38 kilometers (19 miles) from the urban city. It starts to operate in 2006 and has direct airlines to Guilin, Guangzhou and Kunming. Nankun Railway (Nanning to Kunming) goes across five counties of the city. National highways and other provincial highways connect the urban area together with all counties. At the end of 2007, highways reaching this city from Nanning has been put into operation, which makes it more convenient and fast to go between the two cities than traveling by train.


Baise belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate. The average temperature per year is from 19C (66F) to 22C (72F). Summer is not too hot because of abundant rain while winter is not too cold because of less snow.

 When to Go: The moderate temperature and pleasant climate make Baise enjoyable to visit there at any time of a year.

Baise Travel Tips

 History: As early as the Paleolithic Age, there were already human beings living in this area. The Qing government set Baise City in 1730, when the name of the city appeared in the history. In 1913, it was changed into Baise County. In 1929, Deng Xiaoping and other great leaders started Baise Rebellion against the imperialism and feudality. They created Youjiang Revolutionary Base there. 1983, the county was changed to city again. And in 2002, it was approved to be under the direct control of Guangxi Province.

 Physical Features: Most local places are set in mountain areas. The land inclines from high northwest to low southeast. The urban city is a small basin encircled in mountains in all direction.

 Local Highlights: The city has not only beautiful scenery, but also profound revolutionary history. As the spot of Deng Xiaoping's Baise Rebellion and Youjiang Revolutionary Base, it is one of the 12 red tourism (revolutionary tourism) spots in China. In addition, it is the place where many ethnic minority groups live together, whose colorful cultures add much interest to the charm of the city.

 Special Local Products:
Handicrafts: embroidery ball, Phoenix Light of Zhuang ethnic minority group
Foods: mango in Youjiang river valley, hawthorn in Jingxi County, fennel in Debao County, pekoe in Lingyun County

- Last updated on May. 31, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Baise Travel
Asked by Mark from CHINA | Apr. 20, 2021 08:04Reply
Hi. Is there kayaking in Baise?
Or canoeing? If so, where to rent?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua | Apr. 25, 2021 19:01

Sorry, I didn't find the related information. You are suggested to consult the local people.
Asked by Wani from INDONESIA | May. 11, 2019 00:44Reply
Any direct train from jingxi/Baise to Guilin?
Or the only train station to Guilin is from Nanning train station?
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Answered by Natalie from AUSTRALIA | May. 12, 2019 22:59

Yes, 4 high speed trains depart from Baise to Guilin at 10:48, 12:44, 14:12, 17:22. The duration is about 4.5 hours and it takes around CNY210 per person for a second class seat.
Asked by KKK from KOREA | May. 28, 2018 07:09Reply
I Plan to get to Baise from Nanning by bus. Is it possible? and how many hours will it take?
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Answered by Parker from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 28, 2018 22:27

Yes, you can take a coach from Jiangnan Bus Station to the destination directly. The bus schedules are 07:30, 09:00, 10:30, 12:31, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30 and 17:00. The duration is around 3 hours.
Answered by Mark (ILOVECHINA) from ITALY | Jun. 11, 2018 01:05

I think you’d better taking a Fast train ticket . 1hand half. 88yuan. From Nanning east station (南宁东站)to Baise (百色站) train station. From nanning central is cheaper. Everybody take the train for moving. I don’t take anymore the bus ticket. When you are here you can use taxi easily. Train is faster, cheaper and more comfortable !!
Asked by Peter C from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 21, 2018 00:21Reply
If I am staying in Baise what is the best way to get to the Chuandong Heavenly Pit?
I guess there are busses to Leye but from Leye how to I get to the Chuandong Heavenly Pit? I am planning on going around the 19th of Feb just after New Year. Will all the transport etc be available at this time?
Thanks in advance!
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Answered by Reina from GERMANY | Jan. 21, 2018 21:21

Yes, there are buses from Baise Bus Station to Leye, and it works in the festival.
After getting there, you can take a private car to the destination. Have a nice trip!
Answered by Peter from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 24, 2018 09:33

Thanks, do you know how far it is from Baise to the tiankengs on the bus?
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