Guigang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 贵港 (guì gǎng)
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
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
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
Nanning Wu Xu International Airport is suggested close to Guiping.