Nanning Seasons & Travel Advice
In spring, the most exciting activity perhaps is 'Qianghuapao', held on March 3 every year. It is a kind of competitive game, like rugby. At this time, the kapok flower is also one of the popular sights, with red dots sparkling everywhere. Moreover, the various fruit trees make beautiful scenery for the city in summer. The highest temperature of this season is in July and August and the weather is a little bit hot for traveling, but you can see the dragon-boat races in the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. These have great historical importance to Chinese and are great fun for all. If you would like to visit at this time, make sure to take your sunglasses, a hat and umbrella.
October and November are the best time for visiting, and a variety of special and important festivals are held during this time, such as the International Folk Song and Art Festival and the Tourism Festival etc. Actually, as a melting-pot of Zhuang and other ethnic minority groups, the city has its own special festivals at different times of the year.