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Nanning is the provincial capital of Guangxi and is located right in the far south of the country, only 160km (100 miles) from the Vietnamese border. With this in mind, it plays an important part as far as trade is concerned as the border trade with Vietnam is flourishing and, therefore, Nanning is one of China's most booming cities with construction happening everywhere. When I arrived on a train from Guilin, I was quite surprised to see the difference with the people of the city as their skin tones and facial features are akin to those over the border in Vietnam. I can't say that there's much to do here but the main attractions include the Guangxi Provincial Museum which exhibits the world's largest collection of bronze drums; and the Qingxiu Scenic Area, located about 7km (4 miles) south-east of the city centre. I only stayed one night here before I took an overnight train to Kunming but the city is a major hub for travellers to get to/from Vietnam.

  • Last visit to Nanning: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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