Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, whose capital is Nanning, is located in southern China, and is known as the bright green pearl of the country.

Nanning, is not only the political, economic and cultural center of the autonomous region, but also plays an important role in the economic development of southwest China.

Guangxi has a population of 45 million, which is composed of various ethnic groups. Hans come first, but Zhuang has significant number of people totaling 14 million. That's why Guangxi becomes the Zhuang autonomous region.

Characterized by a rich array of ethnic customs, Guangxi is a spectacular region for sightseeing.

One of Guangxi's major tourist attractions is Guilin, widely regarded as "one of the most beautiful spot in the world." It is famed across China and the world for its spectacular setting by the Li River amid soaring peaks.

Beihai is a beautiful garden seaside in the southern part of the region. It is no exaggeration to say that Beihai is a present bestowed by Mother Nature, in particular for its Silver Beach.

Longsheng and Sanjing are known for their Dong and Zhuang ethnic minority villages. You will have a chance to taste the local food and appreciate the traditional singing and dancing performances.

In 2008, Guangxi's GDP was more than 717 billion yuan, and its per capita GDP was 14,966 yuan. Important crops in Guangxi include rice, maize, sweet potatoes and wheat. Cash crops include sugar cane, peanuts, tobacco and kenaf.


Located in the southwest area of China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region possesses a charming city in the south - Beihai.

In the 1980s, many foreign backpackers were drawn here by the introduction of the county in the ´Lonely Planet´. Now, the county greets its guests with more charms and attractions.

Laibin has a subtropical monsoon climate with plenty of sunshine and rain. The average temperature is 18.9 Celsius, while the average annual precipitation is 900-1230 mm.

This easy-going cycle tour begins in Guilin, located in southwestern China in Guangxi Province. This tour is intended for those with little or no cycle-touring experience and will utilize vehicle transport to access some of the more remote areas where we can then cycle and explore at a leisurely pace.