MY HOMETOWN:Located on the banks of the winding Liu River, Liuzhou is a major industrial and cultural center. This prosperous city of 3.4 million population is located in southern China. It's about 175 km from Guilin, the most scenic spot in Guangxi province.Liuzhou is famous among Chinese for the production of wooden coffins and for being the hometown of legendary Olympic gold medal gymnast Li Ning.Like Cincinnati, Liuzhou¡¯s focal point is a "fountain square" in the center of the city.
Liuzhou, also known as the "Dragon City," was founded 2,100 years ago. As the ancient gateway to Cathay, it was the end of the Silk Road over which Marco Polo traveled on his way to see the Great Khan.
Scenic Liuzhou is becoming a tourist center. Its towering "karst¡¯ hills and many caves add breathtaking beauty to this historically significant region. Liuzhou¡¯s "minority village" duplicates the distinctive lifestyles of Liuzhou¡¯s minority nationalities. As home to twenty-six nationalities, Liuzhou¡¯s blend of people and culture is diverse and rich.
Liuzhou was honored as Cincinnati¡¯s first Sister City in May 1988. From late 1990 through 1991 the Liuzhou Sister City Committee hosted a Chinese Minority Costume and Textiles Exhibit. The costumes were shared with Cincinnatians at city festivals and special exhibitions. A variety of additional exchanges are being planned for the future.
I believe you would enjoy life in Liuzhou.Welcome to Liuzhou!