Guigang Travel Guide

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Guigang Facts

Chinese Name: 贵港 (guì gǎng)
Population: 5,612,900
Area: 10,602 square kilometers (4,093 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Gangbei, Gangnan, Tantang); 1 county (Pingnan); 1 county-level city (Guiping)
Area Code: 0775
Zip Code: 537100
GDP (2018): CNY 116.99 billion (USD 17.68 billion)

Known as China’s Lotus City & Starting City of the Maritime Silk Road

Guigang is located in the southeastern Guangxi Province, on the upper reaches of the Xijiang River, the Pearl River Basin. It occupies an advantageous location at the geometric center of big cities in Guangxi, including Nanning, Liuzhou, Wuzhou and Beihai. Guigang is also known as Lotus City and one of the ten most romantic lotus appreciation places in China because the city is full of beautiful lotus flowers. Visitors can appreciate 300 varieties of lotus in the ponds of 0.77 square miles in Tantang District. Guigang was also the starting city of the Maritime Silk Road. The golden waterway of Xijiang River runs through the whole city with the ability to pass 2,000 tons of ships all year round, greatly contributing to the prosperity of Guigang. Guiyang Port the most convenient channel to the sea in southwest China. 

Guigang Attractions - Things to Do

Tropic of Cancer Sign Park is in the Shiju Town, 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Guiping city proper. The 5 centimeters (2 inches) wide and 20 meters (66 feet) long sign is also the indicator line of tropic and temperate zone. Standing in the center of the line, voices will sounds extraordinarily sonorous. This is the only landmark tower of tropic of cancer having strong echoes among the nine globally. 

Xishan Scenic Area is located 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) from city proper of Guiping City famous for its strange stones, elegant woods, sweet springs and fragrant tea. It was a Buddhist site formerly, and Buddhist buildings are still well preserved nowadays. 

Other Scenic Spots: Nanshan Temple, Dateng Gorge

How to get to Guigang from Nanning

Guigang is about two hours' drive from Nanning. For visitors who prefer to travel by air, Nanning Wuxu International Airport is the best choice. The local central bus station is opposite to the railway station in Heping Road. From the bus station, there are buses to the Nanning Bus Terminal in No.80, Chaoyang Road. Then the airport buses to Nanning airport can be found in the air ticket office of CAAC in Chaoyang Road.


Guigang bears a subtropical monsoon climate. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 12C (54F). While in the hottest July, the average temperature remains around 29C (84F).

 When to Go: Every March to October is the high season to travel there.

Guigang Travel Tips

 History: Since the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) conquered south regions of the Five Ridges, Guigang had been administrated by Guilin Shire, Yulin Shire in the following year. It was changes into Guixian County during the Ming Dynasties (1368-1644) until many years later. In 1988, Guigang was promoted to be a city.

 Physical Features: Along the Yujiang River (the largest tributary river of Xijiang River) from Gangbei District northwards and northeastwards to Guiping City and Pingnan County, is the largest plain in Guangxi, the Xunyu Plain. On the whole, the terrain of the city slopes downwards from northwest to southeast.

 Special Local Products: lotus root, Tantang Maojian tea, litchi, Xishan tea, mangosteen, chufa, cassia

- Last modified on Jan. 20, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Guigang Travel
Asked by Terry from UNITED STATES | Sep. 20, 2014 13:38Reply
What was the name of Guigang before WW II? Where can I find history of the city?
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Answered by Rita from SINGAPORE | Sep. 20, 2014 21:18

I have no idea what it is exactly, but this city used Guizhou and Guixian County in the past. What do you wanna know about its history? I only know some materials of Chinese version.
Asked by Julian from WA AUSTRALIA | Aug. 03, 2013 20:09Reply
Are Guiping City and Guigang the same place.We are looking to travel there Dec 2013 to Feb 2014.
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Answered by Judy from FRANCE | Aug. 03, 2013 20:26

Guiping, a county-level city, is under admininstration of this City.
Asked by Mr. Sam from UK | Mar. 12, 2013 05:40Reply
What is the fastest way to get from Guangzhou Baiyun airport to Guiping city?

What is the closest Airport?
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Answered by Cindy from MALAYSIA | Mar. 14, 2013 00:54

From Baiyun airport, you need to take airport shuttle bus line 5 to reach Haizhu Plaza where you can take a taxi to reach Yuexiu South Bus Station. At this station, you can find many buses for Guiping City.

Nanning Wu Xu International Airport is suggested close to Guiping.
Asked by Ms.Pon from USA | Feb. 26, 2011 11:52Reply
Does anyone have any information about an orphanage in Guigang City. I believe the name might have Jiang in it.
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Answered by Ms.Lisa | Feb. 26, 2011 20:24

Hi. Ms. Pon, it is really hard to find the orphanage. You mean with 'Jiang' in the name of the orphanage? I found three similar places in Guiyang but no clue about 'jiang'.
Answered by Tina from USA | Jun. 29, 2014 14:15

Our daughter was adopted from a City SWI in 2001. Her name had Jiang in it and all the other girls she lived with had this as part of their names. We were told Jiang means River and was also the Prime Minister at the time. We were told Jiang was a method of organizing the girls, so all the girls arriving in 2000 had that name. We went back in 2010 and were still not able to get past the reception office even though they knew we were coming. Good luck on that.
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