Nanning Impression

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Nanning (simplified Chinese: 鍗楀畞; traditional Chinese: 鍗楀; pinyin: N谩nn铆ng, meaning ‘Peaceful South’) is the capital of Guangxi autonomous region in

Nanning City

southern China. It is known as the “Green City” because of its abundance of lush tropical foliage.

Nanning has a population of 7 million, and there are more than 2 million people live in urban area.

Nanning is the center of politics, economic, science and technology, education and culture in Guangxi, the same region that’s home to the Guilin and Yangshuo.

More info: wikipedia

  • It’s green

Known as the “green city of China”, it is comfortable to live with a mild subtropical climate. You can see green plants and flowers all the year around, and you could find lots of palm trees lining the streets and parks.

Nanning Green Street [pic: SAP]

Zhujin(鏈辨Э China rose) is selected to be the city flower. and the city tree is almond.

more than 40% of the city is covered in green plants, making it “half-garden and half-city”.
Best time to visit is Spring and Autumn. with 26掳C average from April to June and September to November.

  • History

This town has a history of more than 1600 years. It was set up ever since Qin dynasty.
it was called 閭曞窞 [Yong prefecture] in ancient times. That is why Nanning is called “Yong” for short.


骞夸笢浼氶 Guangdong assembly hall

as the process of urbanization expediting, many old buildings was rebuild or dismantled, giving it a new face of modern city. But you still can see some old buildings like sotto portico(楠戞ゼ) left deep imprints on this city’s history, quietly record the changes of the century.

  • Education

To be the center of education in Guangxi, Nanning collects many institution of higher learning.
Like the Guangxi University, Guangxi University for Nationalities, Guangxi Medical University etc.

  • Development

Local government try to make Nanning to be a regional international city, so we get closer to many ASEAN countries. for example, the bus to Hanoi from Nanning bus station departs every day.


conference and exhibition center [pic: 鍗楀笣]

Since 2004, Nanning hosts the annual China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) sponsored by China and the ten ASEAN member states, at which China and ten of its Southeast Asian neighbors will offer a rich mixture of business opportunities, cultural experiences, and tourism attractions.

more and more international exhibitions and meetings are held by government and many other organizations at the same time.

Source: Original Picture: 鍗楀笣 | SAP | Internet

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7 Responses to “Nanning Impression”

  1. Nice job, Chou! It’s really a good website~

  2. Those visiting Nanning for a day, then moving on might, believe it is a ‘oh hum’ sort of town, but live there for a while as I did for a month, and you’ll fall in love with the place and it’s friendly calm and patient people.

  3. Thank you for making this great site, I been in Nanning and will find you site information very useful.

    thanks again


  4. Thanks for a very informative site
    very useful.
    many thanks

  5. Thank you for a very informative site I will be visiting Nanning in April 2010 I think the old streets of Nanning have a charm about them I would like to visit these old streets thanks you great photos etc

  6. Hi Bruce,
    Great website. I lived in Nanning for just over three years from 1993 to 1996. I was a student Guangxi University for part of that time. I’ve been back to Nanning several times over the years. It is wonderful to see how the city has developed. Thank you for putting together such a great site to share information.

  7. Hi Bruce,

    Good website with useful information for visitors to Nanning.

    My wife and I had returned to Singapore last week after spending a month in Guangxi. We had visited Yizhou, Hechi, Bama, Nanning, Qinzhou, Beihai, Guilin. This is our 3rd trip. Our first trip of 7 days was some years back with a Singapore tour group. Our second trip of 1 month was in Nov 2009 where we spend most days in Guilin and Yangshuo and a few days visiting XingAn, Lipu, Hezhou and Liuzhou.

    On this trip, we spent 11 days in Nanning. It is a lovely and we love taking public buses to various parts of the city. It is cheap and convenient. The most difficult part is finding help in getting to Yangmei Ancient Town. Most people I met including service people in Jinjiang Inn where I stayed, people in Chaoyang Square, main railway station and Beida Coach Station – all gave inaccurate information. We finally found the “parking lot” you called it but the bus journey was torturious.

    Will be visiting Nanning again on our way to Yunnan from Hanoi in the near future. With information from your website, we will start the “land portion” of the trip from Hanoi.

    Although I do not have a website, please feel free to email me anytime you wish to visit other parts of China or South East Asia which I had been to, for any information that you may need. You may also access my Facebook pages on which I have uploaded all my travel photos.

    Thank you and keep up the good work in maintaining the website.


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