Fangchenggang Travel Guide

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Fangchenggang Facts

Chinese Name: 防城港 (fáng chéng gǎng)
Population: 1,000,000
Area: 6,238 square kilometers (2,408 square miles)
Location: in the south of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Gangkou, Fangcheng); 1 county (Shangsi); 1 county-level city (Dongxing)
Area Code: 0770
Zip Code: 538000
GDP (2018): CNY 69.5 billion (USD 10.5 billion)

With the Largest Port in Western China

Lying along the southwest end of China's continental coastline, Fangchenggang is a unique port, border and bay city. It is located in the south of Guangxi and neighbors to Nanning, Qinzhou and Vietnam. Fangchenggang is the most convenient gateway for the hinterland of China to enter ASEAN as it shares land, sea and rivers with the countries of ASEAN. It has five national ports and five border trade areas, among which Dongxing port is the largest land border port in China. Fangcheng Port, the largest port in western China, deals with business with more than 190 countries and regions around the world. Fangchenggang is also an ecological city showing excellent sea views and enjoys the reputation of China's oxygen capital, the hometown of longevity and egrets. The world's only national Jinhua tea nature reserve and China's largest and most typical Bay Mangrove are located there.

Fangchenggang Attractions - Things to Do

 Volcano Island: Situated in Beibuwan Bay, it is a beautiful subtropical island consisting of six small islets. The rocks were formed 500 thousand years ago due to the volcanism. Fishing Family Tour is a must on the island.

 Jiangshan Peninsula: It is the largest peninsula of Guangxi in Beibuwan Bay. Forming a shape of dragon, it is also called White Dragon Peninsula by the locals. Many tourism sites such as Moon Bay, Strange Stones Bay offer an ideal holiday resort.

 Golden Camellia Reserve: Located in Fangcheng District, it has the most varieties of golden camellia genes in the world. From December to March the next year, golden camellia flowers blossom and cover the whole area.

 Jingdao Holiday Resort: Located in Wanwei Island in Dongxing, it is where Gin ethnic minority groups live together. Delicate sand, pure sea and profound Gin people's local custom make it one of the hottest tourist spots in Guangxi.

 Shiwan Dashan National Forest Park: Located in the southeast of Shangsi County, it is an ideal place for summer escape and sightseeing. The well protected primitive forest, pure rivers and natural herb bathing pool are highlights.

 Hu Chi Minh Path: During the Vietnam War, China and other European countries sent aid materials to Vietnam via this path. Fangchenggang Harbor was set up just on the site of the path in the 1970s and became an important access between Vietnam and China.

 China-Vietnam Border Tour: The advantageous location of neighboring to Vietnam enables Fangchenggang develops its border tour to Vietnam conveniently. Visitors can simply apply a Vietnam-Visit Exit procedure at Dongxing Harbor. It cost about CNY300. Then they can go to Mong Gai, Ha Long Bay and other tourist spots in Vietnam.

How to get to/around Fangchenggang

To get there, visitors need firstly get to Nanning. It has no airport, but only two hours drive to Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG). Fangchenggang Railway Station only operates shuttle trains between the city and Nanning. Highways are widely constructed extending to Nanning, Qinzhou, Beihai and the cisborder counties. Nanning Chief Long Distance Bus Station has scheduled bus to this city every half hour each day. For getting around, visitors can take a bus to Shangsi and Dongxing near the railway station. Alternatively they can charge a taxi for the whole travel.


Fangchenggang belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate zone with the annual average temperature of 22C (72F). It is usually attacked by typhoon from June to September.

When to Go: It is good to visit the city at any time of a year due to the warm and humid climate all year round. May to October is the best period anyway. Please remember to check the weather if you want to go there from June to September because it is when typhoon frequently happens.

Fangchenggang Travel Tips

 History: As early as in the Neolithic Age, human beings started to live in this beautiful land. After Qin Shihuang unifying the whole China in 221BC, it belonged to Xiangjun Shire. The name of 'Fangcheng' firstly appeared in the history in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Later in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Fangcheng County was set up under the control of Guangdong government. In 1985, Fangcheng District was formed in Guangxi and later in 1993, it was changed into a prefecture-level city.

 Physical Features: Mountains, hills and terraced land interlace in Fangchenggang. Hills lie in its south and north and mountains are in the middle. Its southeast is mainly harbors off the Beibuwan Bay.

 Local Highlights: As a harbor city in southwest China, Fangchenggang plays quite an important role in the trade between China and Southeast Asian countries. It attracts visitors with its extremely beautiful subtropical and bay scenery as well as convenient way to visit Vietnam.

 Special Local Products: pearl, golden camellia, aniseed and cinnamon

- Last updated on May. 31, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Fangchenggang Travel
Asked by terapong from THAILAND | Oct. 24, 2023 18:06Reply
hi​ from​ ​ fangchenggang​ to​ haikou​ have​ any​ bus​ operate

Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremy | Oct. 24, 2023 23:19

As I know, there is no bus available.
Asked by Rabihin Yahya from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2021 21:14Reply
No7 Row7 Miao quater,
Gang Kou District
Fang Cheng Gang City
Guang Xi China
Answers (1)
Answered by Jack | Mar. 28, 2021 23:35

Asked by Annie from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 24, 2019 06:49Reply
How to get to Mongcai,Vietnam.from Dongxing Border? (is it by bus or on foot?)
How to go to Nanning Wuxu International Airport from Dongxing Border (Mongcai Vietnam)? Thank you!
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Answered by Nancy from NEW ZEALAND | Mar. 26, 2019 01:25

You can go to MongGai from Dongxing on foot as long you have got the Vietnam visa. From Dongxing to the airport, you can take the Bus Line 2 to Xingning Market, then walk northwest about 400m to the Dongxing City Terminal to take the airport bus line. The bus departs from 5:30 to 18:00 with an interval about 1 hour and the duration is about 3.5 hours.
Answered by Lyn from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 03, 2019 19:20

Thank you so much for your help! Will let you know if I am successful with my travel! I'm going there today!☺
Asked by HAU from VIETNAM | Mar. 20, 2019 02:50Reply
I would like to know if there is a bus from Dongxing to Guilin.
If does do anybody know that time table?
Answers (1)
Answered by Oliver from RUSSIA | Mar. 25, 2019 02:44

Yes, there are. As I know, the bus schedules are 07:30 and 16:20.
Asked by Jolan from CANADA | Jul. 21, 2017 16:21Reply
I would like to know if there is bus service from Fangchenggang to Vietnam (Halong City).
Answers (4)
Answered by Michelle from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 24, 2017 01:22

As I know, there is no bus service, but a dexue cruisefrom FCG to Halong City, which takes you about 3 hours.
Answered by Kikina from SINGAPORE | Jul. 24, 2017 01:42

Yeah, at local Passenger Transportation Center and North Railway Station, you can easily take a bus to Dongxing. After getting there, pass the border to Mong Cai. At Ben Xe Mong Cai, take a coach to Halong. I remember the schedules are 08:30, 10:00 and 14:30. You may arrive within 4h.
Answered by Jolan from CANADA | Aug. 13, 2017 00:17

Hi Michelle,

Could you tell me more infromation about this boat cruise from FCG to Halong City?
Do they have this boat cruise even in October/November?
Thank you,
Answered by Tom from SINGAPORE | Aug. 13, 2017 20:58

Yes, the boat is still available in Oct. and Nov. It takes about 3 h and CNY899/1099 to get there.
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