Qinzhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 钦州 (qīn zhōu)
Area: 10,897 square kilometers (4,207 square miles)
Location: in the south of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Qinnan, Qinbei); 2 counties (Lingshan, Pubei)
Area Code: 0777
Zip Code: 535000
GDP (2019): CNY 155.63 billion (USD 22.56 billion)
Hometown of Oyster and White Dolphin
Qinzhou is seating in the south of Guangxi Province, facing the Beibu Gulf (or Gulf of Tonkin). It is bordered with the capital city of the province, Nanning, on the north, in the neighborhood of Yulin and Beihai on the east and Fangchenggang on the west. Due to the Qinzhou Port, the city can be the most convenient coastal channel from the sea in vast Southwest China and the frontier city of China-ASEAN free trade area. The 562.64 kilometers (327.24 miles) long coastline and 294 islands give Qinzhou vast, beautiful coastal scenery which mainly focuses on the Yueliang Bay, Shadu Island, Malan Island and Longmen islands. With an area of 135 square kilometers (52 square miles), Maoweihai Island is the largestoyster breeding base in south China. Qinzhou is also known as a famous hometown of White dolphins. If you are lucky enough, you are able to see the rare aquatic animal - white dolphin in the Sanniang Bay.
Qinzhou Attractions - Things to Do
Location: 5 kilometers (3 miles) east of Xiniujiao Town, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from city downtown area
Description: top attraction of the city; hometown of Chinese white dolphins; 2,000 meters (2,187 yards) fine natural bathing beach, catching legends about the Sanning Stone (Three-lady Stone); wonderful site for watching sunrise
Location: northwest of Qinzhou Economic Development Zone, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the city downtown area
Description: over a hundred of islands in different sizes and shapes winded by interleaving streams
Location: 8 kilometers east of Longshan county seat
Description: being the largest ancient building complex of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties; couplets hung on the columns of a hall created in old days
Other Scenic Spots: Liufeng Mountain, Bazhai Valley, Malan Island
How to get to Qinzhou
When to Go: Qinzhou is an all-year-round tourist destination. Notable is that flocks of white dolphins will gathered at the Sanniang Bay from October to November.
Qinzhou Travel Tips
History: During the early years of the Southern Dynasties (420-589), Songshou Shire was established, and it was changed into Anzhou few years later. In the Sui Dynasty (581-618), the name of Qinzhou was fixed instead of Anzhou. Since then, the name has been called for over 1,400 years.
Physical Features: The city lies between the northern mountains and southern sea with the terrain declining north-south. Mountainous area is mainly distributed in the northeast and northwest of the city. In the south end of city is its biggest alluvial plain, Qinjiang River Delta. The rest land is occupied by medium and low hills.
Special Local Products: Nixing Pottery, sea product, wax apple (or wax jambo, bell fruit), litchi, yam
Hangzhou East to Guangzhou South: the train takes 5-6 hours, and leaves at 8:47 and 16:14.
Guangzhou South to QZ: it takes 5 hours, and leaves at 7:02, 15:25, and 15:55.
Since only train and flight are available, so it may be the cheapest transportation.
Or you can take a flight to Nanning, which could be very economic when on sale, what’s more, there is Shuttle Bus can take you directly to QZ.
And Saniang Bay is a good place to tour around with kids. It is about 25 miles from city downtown. You can take tourist bus at QZ Bus Station, and get off at this scenic spot directly. The schedules are from 07:30 to 18:00 with the interval around 15 minutes.
Kids will see Chinese white dolphins and play on the white sand beach. In addition, strange stones will also arouse kids' interests. Parents can appreciate the beautiful natural scenery and take a relax.