Liuzhou Travel Guide

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Liuzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 柳州 (liǔ zhōu)
Population: 3,904,700
Area: 18,600 square kilometers (7,181 square miles)
Location: in the north-central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 5 districts (Chengzhong, Yufeng, Liunan, Liubei, Liujiang); 3 counties (Liujiang, Liucheng, Luzhai); 3 autonomous counties (Rong'an, Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, Rongshui Miao Autonomous County)
Area Code: 0772
Zip Code: 545000
GDP (2019): CNY 312.855 billion (USD 45.35 billion)
Nationalities: Zhuang, Han, Dong, Miao, Yao, Hui, Shui, Mulam

Famous for Spicy Liuzhou River Snails Rice Noodles

Liuzhou is located in the north-central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region bordering on Guilin on the east. It shares a boundary with Hunan Province to the north and Guizhou Province to the northwest.  A Liuzhou trip is imperfect without a bowl of Liuzhou River Snails Rice Noodle. The authentic Liuzhou River Snails Rice Noodle is a well-known dish around the country which smells bad, but tastes fresh, sour, refreshing and spicy. It is made of the special soft and refreshing rice noodles and all kinds of ingredients such as sour bamboo shoot, agaric, peanut, fried beancurd, yellow broccoli, fresh vegetables with the cooked snail soup. Besides, Liuzhou features grand karst landform and beautiful natural scenery. What's more, visitors can experience the strong minority  customs through the folk songs of Zhuang, traditional buildings of Dong, dances of Miao and diverse ethnic festivals of Yao. Liuzhou is also the second largest and the biggest industrial city in Guangxi with automobile, machinery and metallurgy as the pillar industries.

Liuzhou Attractions - Things to Do

 Longtan Scenic Area: It is a spectacular tourist zone that combines beautiful natural scenery, distinctive customs of the ethnic minority groups, and the subtropical karst landscape.

 Tourist resorts of ethnic minorities: Sanjiang and Rongshui are the counties with the largest populations of ethnic minorities. Visitors can appreciate the natural beauty, folk customs, and unique architecture of different minorities.

Other Scenic Spots: Bailian Cave, Yufeng Mountain Park

How to get to Liuzhou

Liuzhou Bailian Airport is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of the city proper and has flights to Beijing, Haikou, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Chengdu. Airport buses can be found in Liuzhou Hotel departing about two hours before flight departure.

Liuzhou Railway Station is the only railroad passenger transport station in the city. There are many trains running to Bejing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Zhangjaijie, Guilin and more.
See  Liuzhou - Zhangjiajie TrainGuilin - Liuzhou Train, Liuzhou to Shenzhen Train, Liuzhou Railway Station


Liuzhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with moderate temperatures and abundant rainfall. The summers are long and hot, while the winters are short and not so cold.

 When to Go: Visitors can enjoy a trip there in any season. Because it is often rainy, umbrellas and rain jackets are indispensable to visitors while traveling here.

Liuzhou Travel Tips

 History: Liuzhou belonged to Guilin Shire during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), and it was not until the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) this area became a city for the first time. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the name of this area was changed from Maping County to Liuzhou.

 Physical Features: The city has a typical karst landform with the clear Liuhe River flowing through the city. It is surrounded by mountains in the east, west and north. The terrain consists of river bends in the city center, karst plains in the northern part, isolated peaks and valleys in the south, and river terraces, karst basins and hills in the east.

 Local Highlights: Liuzhou has a large population of ethnic minorities, and there are many celebrations and festivals all the year round. Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County and Rongshui Miao Autonomous County are the most distinctive places to admire the customs of the ethnic minorities in the city. By 2020, Liuzhou Forest City, ie., a skyscraper covered with lush jungles and trees, will be built to absorb waste fas.

 Special Local Products:
Handicrafts: jade, wonder stone, garments and ornaments made by the ethnic minorities
Foods: oval kumquat, orange, grapefruit, longan

- Last updated on May. 31, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Liuzhou Travel
Asked by Damien from FRANCE | Mar. 28, 2018 03:52Reply
Looking for an indoor swimming pool in Liuzhou
Hi everyone,
Does anyone know of a decent (length minimum 25metres) swimming pool in the city (no hotel pool)?
Thanks a lot
Answers (1)
Answered by Chole from ITALY | Mar. 28, 2018 21:16

Yes, I happen to know a Hengda Huangjin Shidai Swimming Pool in 1 the south part of Guting Avenue, Yufeng District.
Asked by jorge a. magaña from MEXICO | Mar. 06, 2018 15:21Reply
I want to know how dial to phone call from Mexico to Liuzhou
And... How can search a Phone Number of someone living in LZ from Mexico, is there a yellow page book, phone directory or something like that help me?
Answers (2)
Answered by Gloria from NEW ZEALAND | Mar. 06, 2018 20:47

You need to add the prefix 0086-0772 before the number.
Answered by jorge a. magaña from MEXICO | Mar. 07, 2018 19:13

Thank´s Gloria...
Asked by Sabina from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 18, 2017 07:34Reply
I need to transfer from Liuzhou railway station to Liujiang station.
What is the best way to do it and how much I should pay for taxi if I decide to take one?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sara from RUSSIA | May. 23, 2017 03:08

First, you need to take bus no.27 Circle Line at the Railway Station to the LZ No.1 Middle School Bus Stop. Then you need to walk 300 meters backwards and take bus no.10 Circle Line on the opposite Road to Liuxixincheng Bus Stop. Afterwards, you may walk about 450 meters northwards along Xinzhan Road to the destination.
Asked by MARION from U/K/ | Feb. 11, 2017 16:23Reply
What's the best way to get from Liuzhou to Hong Kong?
Answers (1)
Answered by Galan from JAMAICA | Feb. 11, 2017 21:40

It is suggested to take a high speed train to Guilin first within an hour. Then fly to Hong Kong directly in 1.5h.
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