Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
in southern border area and facing Hainan
Province across the sea, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
is bounded by Guangdong, Hunan,
Guizhou and Yunnan
Provinces. Area: over 230000 km2.
Guangxi has a mountainous terrain
and its northwestern part is higher than the southeastern part,
with widely spread limestone.
the Tropic of Cancer lies across the middle of the region,it enjoys
a subtropic humid monsoon climate, with abundant rainfall and sunshine.
The annual mean temperature is 17-23°C and the coastal areas
are frost-free all the year round.
of its karst topography, Guangxi possesses a unique enchanting scenery,
especially Guilin has long enjoyed
the reputation of having the most beautiful scenery under heaven,
and is a famous historical and cultural city and a key tourist area
in China. The major famous scenic areas include Lijiang River, Xishan
Hill and Huashan Hill in Guiping.Besides, Huaping(Flower Ground)
in Longsheng, Xiangbi(Trunk) Hill, Ludi Crag, Diecai Hill, Duxiu
Peak,Fubo Hill, Yueya (Crescent) Hill, seaside areas and Liuhou
Shrine, etc. are all famous scenic spots.
the output of anise, cinnamon bark and mangosteen rank the first
in China. Pineapple in Nanning, Shatian pomelo in Rongxian,
etc, are also famous. The well-known handicraft articles include
brocade in Jingxi and Binyang, shell carving in Beihai, stone carving
and ink stone in Liuzhou, etc.