Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, whose capital is Nanning, is located in southern China, and is known as the bright green pearl of the country.
Nanning, is not only the political, economic and cultural center of the autonomous region, but also plays an important role in the economic development of southwest China.
Guangxi has a population of 45 million, which is composed of various ethnic groups. Hans come first, but Zhuang has significant number of people totaling 14 million. That's why Guangxi becomes the Zhuang autonomous region.
Characterized by a rich array of ethnic customs, Guangxi is a spectacular region for sightseeing.
One of Guangxi's major tourist attractions is Guilin, widely regarded as "one of the most beautiful spot in the world." It is famed across China and the world for its spectacular setting by the Li River amid soaring peaks.
Beihai is a beautiful garden seaside in the southern part of the region. It is no exaggeration to say that Beihai is a present bestowed by Mother Nature, in particular for its Silver Beach.
Longsheng and Sanjing are known for their Dong and Zhuang ethnic minority villages. You will have a chance to taste the local food and appreciate the traditional singing and dancing performances.
In 2008, Guangxi's GDP was more than 717 billion yuan, and its per capita GDP was 14,966 yuan. Important crops in Guangxi include rice, maize, sweet potatoes and wheat. Cash crops include sugar cane, peanuts, tobacco and kenaf.
(CCTV September 26, 2009)