Guigang Travel Guide
Area: 10,596 square kilometers (4,091 square miles)
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Gangbei, Gangnan, Tantang); 1county (Pingnan); 1 county-level city (Guiping)
Seat of the city government: Zhongshan Road (North), Gangbei District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0775-4249110
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Guigang Branch: Shisantang (commercial and trading community), Jianshe Road (East), Gangbei District
China Post Guigang Branch: Zhongshan Road (North), Gangbei District
Location: 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.
History: Since the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) conquered south regions of the Five Ridges, this city 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.
Climatic Features: 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.
Special Local Products: lotus root, Tantang Maojian tea, litchi, Xishan tea, mangosteen, chufa, cassia
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