Qinzhou Travel Guide

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Qinzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 钦州 (qīn zhōu)
Population: 4,153,700
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

 Saniang Bay
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 

 Longmen Islands
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

 Dalu Village
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

Qinzhou is 110 kilometers (68 miles) from both Nanning Wuxu International Airport and Beihai Fucheng Airport for about one and a half hours. The local long-distance bus station is situated in Nanzhu Dadao, Qinnan District.


Enjoying a subtropical oceanic monsoon climate, the local weather in Qinzhou is characterized by long summer, relatively warm winter. There are six months (late April to late October) during a year with its monthly average temperature above 22 degree centigrade (72 degree Fahrenheit). Summer and autumn are damp and hot. June and August are the peak periods of rainfall.

 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

- Last updated on Apr. 07, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Qinzhou Travel
Asked by EUGEANMWEWA | Aug. 30, 2017 15:08Reply
How to travel to Qinzhou city from hangzhou city?
how much is a train ticket? how to move to there? Which Transport mode is the cheapest?
Answers (2)
Answered by Brace from USA | Aug. 30, 2017 20:40

As I know, there is no direct train between the two places, so you need to have a transfer in Guangzhou, and it takes CNY 920 for a second class seat in total.
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.
Answered by J from USA | Aug. 31, 2017 21:05

I think Nanning East is a better place to transfer, since it very close to QZ. You can take bullet train, which takes about 10h 30 minutes and CNY695.5 for a second class seat. After you get there, you can take another bullet train to QZ. It takes about 45 minutes and CNY31 for a second class seat.

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.
Asked by Vanhove from BELGIUM | Apr. 14, 2015 13:46Reply
Can anything be visited there or something fun to do with the kids in Qinzhou?
Mid-July, we will spend two nights there with our children 12 and 13 years. Can anything be visited there or something fun to do with the kids?I think is to far to go to Saniang Bay?
Answers (1)
Answered by Manie from CANADA | Apr. 14, 2015 22:24

Well, many popular must sees in this city are far away from the downtown area.
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.
Asked by Andrea from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 26, 2014 19:32Reply
What is the air qulity like (the level of pollution) in May/June & September/Ocotber in Qinzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ana from USA | Mar. 26, 2014 20:01

Hi, the air the the city is pretty clean. According to the records in the past years, the API was always satisfactory during the periods you mentiond. Therefore, no need to worry about the air pollution there!
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