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Liuzhou Travel Guide, China

Liuzhou, Travel guide – Location

Liuzhou is a picturesque city located in southern China in the Guangxi Province not far from Nanning and Changzhou. Liuzhou travel guide makes a presentation of the city and its surroundings and provides lots of useful information.

Liuzhou, Travel guide – Geography

Liuzhou is set in a beautiful area with a unique topography created on a limestone plateau. Numerous caves and other characteristic forms of the karst topography populate the surrounding area of the city and attract numerous tourists every year. The landscape is completed by the numerous crystal water streams flowing through green rolling hills, a picture worth seeing in both summer and winter.

Climate here is subtropical with the presence of the monsoon which determines high temperatures in summer with scarce rainfalls and moderate temperatures in winter with almost no frost and high humidity.

The hydrographic network is characteristic for the karts topography with numerous underground streams, sinkholes and so on. The Liu River is the only one flowing at the surface and it floods regularly due to the high waters coming from the mountains every spring.

Liuzhou, Travel guide – Flora and Fauna

Due to the presence of a mild climate in Liuzhou, flora and fauna are very rich and diverse. Among the cultivated species the rice is by far the most common here populating the river banks through numerous emerald green terraces. These cultivated areas besides their economical purpose, also create beautiful scenery with their almost surreal color and shape, being called “the back of the dragon”

Fauna is represented by numerous species of mammals, insects, birds and reptiles many of which are nationally protected. The waters of the Liu River abound in many species of fish, locals sometimes using the cormorant birds to catch the fish.

Liuzhou, Travel guide – Transport

Liuzhou is easy reachable for tourists from all over the world especially by air, but also by road or train. Liuzhou International Airport is located just 10km away from the city and makes good connections with every other important city in China. Transfer to the airport can be made by regular bus routes or by car. Expressways and highways cross this side of China and make travelling by car or by bus easier, faster, more comfortable and in the same time it gives you the opportunity to admire more of the inland Guangxi Province.

Within the city tourists can travel by bus or taxi or if they want to visit the surroundings they have the additional option of the water transportation, Liuzhou being also an important harbor.

Liuzhou, Travel guide – Population and Economy

The city’s population numbers about three million inhabitants made up of numerous ethnic groups. Most of the locals are Han Chinese and live within the city, the rest are Miao, Mulao and so on mainly located in the surrounding areas.

Like many important Chinese cities, Liuzhou is an industrial centre with the heavy industry dominating other sectors. Agriculture is also important due to the rice cultures found here as well as the fruit orchards producing important amounts of citric fruits, pears, bananas and papayas.

Liuzhou, Travel guide – Cuisine

Liuzhou is the place where numerous flavors mingle and where you can find different types of food and ingredients in one place. The city is full of different places where one can eat, from the marketplace where you can choose the ingredients and they are being prepared in front of you to the expensive and classy restaurants where you can find besides the local dishes also international cuisine. The dominating tastes of the traditional dishes are sweet or chilly hot, locals preferring snails which are cooked in many ways, dumplings usually filled with meat and served with mushroom sauce and also dog. If you visit Liuzhou you should definitely try the Luo Si Fen which is a snail soup with noodles, chilly and veggies, the snail soup, the Donggu Tangbao which are boiled dumplings filled with meat and drink the oil tea which is a mixture of tea, rice, peanuts, ginger and onions.

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