Guangxi Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: Guangxi
  • Administrative Category: Autonomous Region
  • Location: South China
  • Area: About 236,700 square kilometers
  • Population: 55,791,200(2016)

Administrative Division

As of 2017, Guangxi has jurisdiction over 14 prefecture-level cities, 111 county-level administrative districts (including 40 municipal districts, 8 county-level cities, 51 counties, and 12 autonomous counties), and 1,247 township-level administrative districts (including 120 streets, 722 towns, 346 townships, 59 ethnic townships). The government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is located at No. 2 Minsheng Road, Nanning.


Guangxi forms a tableland that descends in elevation from the north and northwest to the south and southeast. Elevations between 3,000 and 6,000 feet (900 and 1,800 metres) above sea level are reached at the edge of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in the northwest, the Jiuwan and Fenghuang mountain ranges in the north, and the Yuecheng Mountains in the northeast. The greater part of the region is composed of hilly country lying at a height of between 1,500 to 3,000 feet (450 to 900 metres). In the west, the Duyang Mountains rise to some 6,500 feet (2,000 metres). In the southeast, lowlands are situated at a height of between 300 and 1,500 feet (90 and 450 metres).


Located in a subtropical area and enjoying a humid and monsoon climate, Guangxi has long and hot summer, and occasionally cold winter, with distinctive dry and rainy seasons. The annual average temperature is 17℃-23℃, with a frost-free period exceeding 300 dayThe annual rainfall averages between 1,000 mm to 2,800mm. Because of the influence of the rain-bearing monsoon wind, which blows from the south and southwest from late April to the end of September, precipitation is abundant. Drier areas are in the northwest, while the wetter areas are in the south and east. The average annual rainfall varies from about 1,080mm in the drier areas to 1,730mm in the wetter zones, with a maximum reaching 2,760mm.

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Guangxi is spring and autumn, especially these periods of April, May, August, September and October. The temperature of spring in Guangxi changes from 15℃ to 27℃. What's more, autumn is cool with little rain in Guangxi.

Things to Do

Characterized by spectacular landscapes, charming natural scenery and diverse ethnic customs, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is an impressive region to visit. Longji Rice Terraces shall be on the list of Guangxi Travel, and it has different beauties in four seasons. Li River Cruise is a must-do activity when you come to Guangxi. Take a river cruise and you’ll see 83 kilometers of karst mountains flanking the side, as well as other area attractions, like Elephant Trunk HillHuangyao Ancient Town, with the history of more than 1,000 years old, is one of the must-see attractions in Guangxi and it is a connection of well-preserved pavilions, temples, folk homes and massive ancient trees. Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, located in Sanjiang County of Liuzhou, is elaborately decorated bridge, pavilion, corridor hybrid set in immeasurably beautiful landscape. Guangxi can be regarded as the paradise for visitors due to all kinds of attraction. The ancient West Street in Yangshuo will give another experience. For foreign visitors, it is very convenient to buy things because shopkeepers speak fairly good English. If you love natural sceneries, Detian Waterfall is a good choice for you. If you want to know the detailed information about attractions in Guangxi, feel free to contact us.  It is difficult to list all attractions in Guangxi one by one. Therefore, come here, we can always find the right attractions for you according to your requirements. In fact, when you choose to go to Guangxi, what you meet will be a dreamy trip.


Guangxi faces the South China Sea, and is connected with Vietnam. The entire transportation construction of water, railway, highway and air is in the middle level of China. In general, it is very easy to get to Guangxi and get around Guangxi.


Guangxi is a multi-ethnic area. It has been inhabited by many ethnic groups such as Zhuang, Han, Miao, Yao and Dong, among which Zhuang is the most populous ethnic minority among the ethnic minorities in China. All ethnic groups have a long history and splendid culture, which makes Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region full of extremely strong ethnic customs. In different places, there are different traditional festival customs. If you want to experience the ethnic festivals, Guangxi is a good choice for you.


Located in the southern part of the country, Guangxi is bordered by Yunnan to the west, Guizhou to the north, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong to the east and southeast. It is also bordered by Vietnam in the southwest and the Beibu Gulf in the south. Guangxi is home to a number of ethnic groups, who have created rich and varied folk dishes. Guangxi, which borders Guangdong, is inhabited by a great number of Guangdong people. Hence, Cantonese Cuisine has played great influence on the local cuisine of Guangxi. 


Since 1949 the region has made considerable progress in its economic development. Dams, canals, and reservoirs have been built to help irrigate dry lands; hydroelectric stations have been constructed and mineral resources exploited to stimulate modern industry; and rural industries have been developed in an effort to diversify village economy. Guangxi has become self-sufficient in rice and, in fact, exports surplus rice to Guangdong. The Beibu Gulf Economic Zone was established in 2006 to promote international participation in developing the Beibu Gulf coastal region.


The major tourist attraction of Guangxi is Guilin, a city famed across China and the world for its spectacular setting by theLi River among karst peaks.Yangshuo has become a favourite destination for foreign tourists. Ethnic minorities in Guangxi, such as the Zhuang and Dong, are also interesting for tourists.


The Region was called Baiyuedi in ancient times and various administrations were set up in Guangxi in different dynasties: in the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C-207 B.C), it was under the administration of Guilin Prefecture and Nanhaixiang Prefecture; in the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D-907 A.D), it belonged to Lingnandao Prefecture; in the Song Dynasty (960 A.D-1297A.D), it came under the jurisdiction of Guangnanxi Lu, later known as Guangxi; in the Yuan Dynasty( 1271 A.D-1368 A.D), it became part of Hunan-Guangxi Province; in the Ming Dynasty(1368 A.D-1644 A.D), it was under the administration of Guangxi Department and become Guangxi Province in the Qing Dynasty (1644 A.D-1911A.D). In March 5,1958, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was officially set up.