Famed as “China’s Green Capital”, Nanning boasts subtropical scenery. In addition to its picturesque parks, waterfalls and caves, Nanning’s cultural attractions offer insight into its diverse ethnic groups.
Things to do in Nanning
Soak up the scenery of Nanning with a stroll through People’s Park in the downtown area. Enjoy the tranquil ambience of the bamboo trees and willows surrounding Bailong Lake, then climb the 141 steps up to a peak overlooking the city.
If you want to learn more about Nanning’s regional history, visit the Guangxi Ethnic Relics Centre. You’ll be welcomed by a huge bronze drum symbolic of the culture, before exploring the outdoor exhibition area that highlights the Guangxi minority communities through ancient relics, handicrafts and folk performances.
You can’t visit Nanning without exploring the scenic Qingxiu Mountain, surrounded by lush greenery and undulating hills. Make your way to the Longxiang Pagoda to marvel at the city below. The hike is particularly beautiful in spring when the peach trees are in full bloom.
Looking for a day trip? Visit Daxin County to marvel at its famous natural wonder, the Detian Waterfall. The largest waterfall in Asia at 70 metres tall and 200 metres wide, the three-tiered cliff is surrounded by verdant nature, such as bright red blossoms and kapok trees.
Getting around Nanning
The easiest way to navigate Nanning is by metro, bus or taxi. Nanning Wuxu International Airport is a 30-minute bus ride from the city centre and has domestic and international flights, while long-distance trains connect to Guilin, Beijing and Guangzhou.