Guilin is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Situated in South China, Guilin is like a glittering pearl on a green carpet, the scenery here enjoys the highest praise even from the Chinese people as “the finest landscape under heaven". The name of the city is derived from the Osmanthus trees which are called "Gui hua shu" in Chinese. One can see the olive green leaved green Osmanthus trees standing at almost every roadside all over the city. When the autumn comes, the fragrance of the blossoming trees covered with their tiny yellow flowers wafts along on the gentle breezes through the city, filling the air with the most exquisite fragrance. The scent is like no other, all at once, refreshing, revitalizing sweet and uplifting relaxing and calming.
The local people collect the flowers to make tea and various ointments. This is not to mention the fact that the blossoming city is so pleasing to the eyes! Guilin is a world-famous tourist destination famous for its unrivalled and unique karst landscape, limpid rivers, amazing caves and beautiful rock formations. But there’s so much more to this amazing city – food for example. Eating in Guilin is a gourmets’ delight too with many local delicacies and specialties like Guilin mifen and oil tea.
Nanning, being the permanent host city for China-ASEAN Expo, has another beautiful name called “the Green City”. Situated on the subtropical area, Nanning is a renowned for its natural beauty and scenery with all Chinese folksongs being listened here.As the capital of the Guangxi Autonomous Region, Nanning enjoys distinction as a cultural, historical and economic hub of southern China. Nanning boasts unique ethnic cultures of long history and rich tourism resources. It hosts the Nanning International Arts Festival of Folk Songs every year and provides the permanent venue for China-ASEAN Expo.
Liuzhou, referred to as "Liu", nicknamed Hucheng and Longcheng, is the second largest city in Guangxi, the largest industrial city in Guangxi, and one of the top five automobile cities in China. Liuzhou is the second-largest city in Guangxi. It is an important tourist destination in Guangxi Region. Liuzhou has a history of more than 2,100 years of construction and is a national historical and cultural city. Liuzhou is famed for its Rare Stone, known as "Chinese Stone Capital".
Liuzhou is located in the north-central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is adjacent to Guilin in the east, Hechi City in the west, Laibin City in the south, and Hunan and Guizhou in the north and northwest respectively. The total area of Liuzhou City is 18,618 square kilometers, of which the urban area is 3,555 square kilometers.
Liuzhou is a region where many ethnic groups live together. Zhuang and Dai are the oldest indigenous inhabitants of Liuzhou, which originated from different Yue people's branches in the pre-Qin and Baiyue areas. Liuzhou is inhabited by 48 ethnic groups including Zhuang, Han, Miao, Yi, Yao, Hui and Yi, and ethnic minorities account for more than 52% of the city's total population.