Baise Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 百色 (bǎi sè)
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
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
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
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After getting there, you can take a private car to the destination. Have a nice trip!