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Nanning Travel Guide, China

Nanning Travel Guide – Geography and Climate

This Nanning travel guide will give you all the basic information you need concerning this city located in southern China, the capital of the province Guangxi. This province lies on the border with Vietnam and Nanning is just 160 kilometers away from the state boundary. Since its foundation in 318, Nanning has prospered and still continues to thrive, while maintaining its “green city” position due to the abundance of tropical vegetation inside the urban perimeter.

It is located on the Yong River and partially navigable, providing a means of entertainment for both locals and tourists. The climate in Nanning can be characterized as humid subtropical with monsoonal influences, which means that the weather is often windy and rainy, but also very warm, with an average annual temperature of 21 degrees. The hottest months are July and August, but winter can also be considered a relatively warm period.

Nanning Travel Guide – The Powerful Economical Centre

The city of Nanning has a special development, as it had an administrative and commercial function up to the mid 20th century. Since then, it went through serious industrial growth and started exploiting more and more of its very fertile soils. Therefore, much sugarcane and subtropical fruits started being produced and all adjacent industries as food processing and packing developed very fast. Other sources of income for the people in Nanning are paper manufacturing and heavy industry, which relies on the fact that one third of all available minerals in China can be found in Nanning. The six industrial parks surrounding the city assure a large income per capita and a high investment rate, which have placed Nanning on the 116th place from 659 Chinese cities. Nanning is also the centre of the Zhuang ethnical minority in China, who train all their leaders in a school in the city. Other important schools with tradition are the medical and agricultural ones.

Nanning Travel Guide – Inside the City and Out

The skyline in Nanning is characterized by a number of buildings that exceed 100 meters and even more that are under construction. Nanning is also home to the 21st tallest building in China, the Diwang International Commerce Centre, which rises 276 meters into the sky. But the best part that any Nanning travel guide should mention is that the city offers plenty of vegetation at the same time, being one of the greenest cities in China. There are more than 3000 species of plants but the most famous is the almond tree, the main “decorator” of the city. If interested in travelling outside the city, a perfect day trip would be to the Yiling cavern, located just 20 kilometers away. It is more than one kilometer long and all the stalactites have been made all the more interesting through colorful lights. A big city located just 240 kilometers away is Changzhou, and the capital Beijing is at a 1400 kilometer distance.

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