Fangchenggang Travel Guide

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Fangchenggang Facts

Chinese Name: 防城港 (fáng chéng gǎng)
Population: 800,000
Area: 6,173 square kilometers (2,383 square miles)

Location: Located in the south of Guangxi, Fangchenggang lies along the southwest end of China's continental coastline. It is neighbor to Nanning, Qinzhou and Vietnam.
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Gangkou, Fangcheng); 1 county (Shangsi); 1 county-level city (Dongxing)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0770-88829911
Taxi Complaints: 0770-88600079
Wuzhou People's Hospital: 0770-2822147
Railway Station: 0770-2828025
Bus Station: 0770-2821709

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 modified on May. 02, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Fangchenggang Travel
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.
Asked by Emilie from FRANCE | Dec. 19, 2015 16:56Reply
Hospital in Fangchenggang
I am wondering if there are international hospital in the city or if there are private hospital?

Thank you
Best regards
Answers (3)
Answered by Emily from INDIA | Dec. 19, 2015 19:28

As I know, there is no international hospital. Unlike private hospital in western countries, the state-owned hospital is much better than private hospital, for it has more advanced sources. I suggest you go to the People’s Hospital located at 105 Ren Min Road.
Answered by Emilie | Dec. 20, 2015 02:08

Thank you for your answer.

In People's Hospital, does some people speak English? I heard there is a VIP section in the hospital where the staff speaks English. Can you advice me an hospital in the city where the staff speaks English please?
Answered by Nana from CHINA | Dec. 20, 2015 02:20

As far as I am concerned, few doctors speak English in the hospitals of the city, and I've never heard about the VIP section with special care in English. For your sake, it is best to have a Chinese friend to accompany.
Asked by Howard Mak from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 05, 2014 10:55Reply
What is the best way to travel from Guangzhou to Fangchenggang?
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Answered by Sharon from USA | Apr. 05, 2014 22:53

As I know, there are two methods traveling between the two places.

The first one is the direct flight and the Southern Airlines and the Xiamen Airlines operate the flights.

The second one is the direct bus which start from Guangzhou City Bus Station, Guangdong Provincial Bus Station and Jiaokou Bus Station. The bus takes about 9 to 10 hours.
Asked by atine from SINGAPORE | Nov. 06, 2013 23:55Reply
From Fang cheng Gang to Beihai?
What's the cheapest/most convenient way of getting from Fang cheng Gang Hotel to Zelin Beihai hotel, shengzhen road, Beihai? how much the fare? duration, please?
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Answered by Andy from ITALY | Nov. 07, 2013 00:22

Do you refer to Fangchenggang Hengrong Hotel? Well, take a taxi from your hotel to local Bus Station (around 4km between), where there are direct buses to Beihai. You will be taken to Beihai General Bus Station. Then you can walk to Zelin Hotel within around 1,000m.
Answered by Andy | Nov. 07, 2013 00:24

Oh, and it takes around 2h by bus and the bus fare is around CNY40.
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