15 Best Things To Do in Nanning, China

Nanning is an extremely beautiful and peaceful place where tourists mainly go for the relaxation of mind. Nanning is the city located in southern China. It is the capital city of the region of Guangxi Zhuang. Nanning is also famous for its lustrous flora spreading all over the city which gives the tranquilizing effect on the mind and body. For this reason, it is called the Green City. The Nanning is the home for many relaxing and entertaining parks, zoo and museums which make the place popularized day by day.

Nanning is a place with extraordinary natural vista. The place is quite famous for its calming nature. In Nanning, there are some extremely good attractions like Nanning People’s Park, Nanhu Lake Park, Jinhuacha Park etc; some natural recreational place like Qingxiu Mountain, some architectural expertise monuments like Guangxi International Center.

Other than that there are Guangxi Museum of Nationalities, Nanning Zoo, Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden, Yufeng Shopping Center, Guangxi University, Yangmei Town, XingNing Lu BuXingJie, Jinhu Square, Guangxi Stadium, all of them are the top tourist attractions of the city Nanning.

Here's the list of places to visit and 15 best things to do in Nanning:

1. The beautiful Qingxiu Mountain is the most lucrative place to hang out in Nanning

The Qingxiu Mountain is the most picturesque place with a park developed in Nanning. It is situated beside the river Yong and made with few eye-catching hills. 60 meters long and 9 storied Dragon & Elephant Tower is in the hilltop of Qingxiu Mountain is the tallest tower in the province of Guangxi which gives a stunning look to the Nanning city. It is the most attractive tourist spot in Nanning and it is listed in 5A rank viewing area.

2. The Guangxi International Center is a beautiful piece of architectural excellence

The Guangxi International Center is a spectacular convention centre in the Shimen Forest Park. It is made for basically exhibition and EXPO purposes. There are several huge halls for exhibition at different locations. Maps are available there to check your location.

3. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the well maintained Nanning People’s Park

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The Nanning People’s Park is in the centre of the city. It is one of the best parks in Nanning for relaxing and enjoying a quality time. There are nice areas to stroll, colorful decorated flower beds, a separate theme park for kids and a lake at the centre of the park with a facility of boating. Many young and aged groups come here to sing and dance and other people come to enjoy their programs.

4. The Guangxi Museum of Nationalities bears a rich tradition and culture of China

The Guangxi Museum of Nationalities is a very well-designed museum and it is just 5 years old. It is located near the river and just 10 kilometers away from Nanning. In the museum, there are two parts, the museum and the village of a nation. There is a beautiful collection of bronze made drums which is one of the main attractions of the museum. All the instructions and details of the museum are given in Chinese. So an English-speaking guide is needed for this museum tour.

5. Nanning Zoo visit can be a full day enjoyment especially for kids

Nanning Zoo is a well-maintained zoo of Nanning. There are different types of animals, birds reptiles etc. There are different types of animal shows like Elephant show, dolphin show, money shows etc. There are different types of rides available in the zoo. There is Water Park also where kids along with their parents can spend an enjoyable time.

6. Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden is a nice place for a short visit

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The Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden is a large garden located in the north-east side of the city Nanning. It is very well planned garden and one can learn a lot about the Chinese medicinal plant here. There are variety of plants, gardens and few ponds. There are few stalls at the side of the main entrance where from one can buy plants, pots etc.

7. Yufeng Shopping Center gives enjoyable shopping experience

The Yufeng Shopping Center is one of the good shopping centers in Nanning with a variety of goods. Both the retail and wholesale goods are available here. There are amazing street foods available around this Yufeng Shopping Center which one can enjoy after shopping.

8. Nanhu Lake Park is a must visit place of Nanning with a picturesque view and ample of greenery

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Nanhu Lake Park is considered as one of the best parks in entire China. It’s a huge park loaded with flora and a huge lake inside gives an amazing comfort to eyes. The main attraction of the park is the waterfall bridge, a spectacular artificial waterfall made with pumped water. The night view is also very vibrant with a beautiful light arrangement.

9. Nanning’s Snack Street of Zhongshan is a lucrative place for the food lovers

Nanning’s Snack Street of Zhongshan is a snack paradise of Chinese foods like fish, meat and seafood. It is a night snack market opens at 7 p.m. it is cheap and joyful food market of local people. Tourist can also enjoy such lovely authentic Chinese delicacies here.

10. Guangxi University is a major attractive place for the book lovers and the academicians

The Guangxi University is one of the most famous universities of China was made 80 years ago. It has a huge campus with a grand entrance. Many lotus ponds are scattered in the campus. The neat architecture of the university stands with its own gravity. The book lovers and academicians love to visit the Guangxi University's Chinese campus in their tour of Nanning.

11. Visiting the old Yangmei Town of Nanning can give you the feel of how the old Chinese people used to live

The Yangmei Town of Nanning is a very calm and quiet ancient place. Tourists generally go there to have the feel of ancient China. The houses are there from the time of Ming and Qing dynasties. It is said that the Yangmei is carrying the history of more than 1000years. The Ming and Qing dynasties were the mother country of Juren. There are around ten houses where the ancestor of Juren is still living. Tourist can watch the bricks, frames etc of the ancient age which are still there. As tourists are going there nowadays, so some modern houses are also constructed there beside the old houses.

12. XingNing Lu BuXingJie is a place for shopping in Nanning

XingNing Lu BuXingJie is a place consists of few averagely sized shops sell clothes, shoes etc. there is a big Xinhua bookstore and an Mc Donald’s. The evening time is very crowded and full of customers here. The tourists coming here can shop from the place.

Jinhu Square is a city square inside the city of Nanning

Jinhu Square is a city square in Nanning. It is well decorated by flowers, plants and fountains etc. At the center of the square, there is a statue of an elephant. The square is surrounded by lots of offices, banks etc. Local people normally come here to take a short break from work and go back to their workplaces.

13. Guangxi Stadium is a newly constructed stadium where the local events of Nanning take place

The Guangxi Stadium is a very recently constructed stadium in Nanning. It is a very beautifully constructed and well maintained stadium. Mainly the local events are performed here. The Annual China Cup took place here very recently.

14. The well-known Jinhuacha Park is an excellent place for strolling and relaxing in Nanning

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Jinhuacha Park is a very beautiful and relaxing place to spend time with friends and families. It is not a very big park and also not very crowded. The vibrant flower collection is really spectacular in this park. The varieties of camellias with some rare flowers like golden camellias are seen here. The beginning of February and the spring season are the appropriate time to visit this park. This time the full blossomed camellias are the main attraction for the visitors.

15. The delicious cuisine of Nanning can tantalize the taste buds of the visitors

In Nanning, apart from the local cuisine, the variety of foods from the whole of China and abroad is available here. Traditional local food is easily available in every here and there of Nanning. In Nanning, mainly the Cantonese and Southeast Asia’s cooking style is preferred. Rice Noodles is very popular dish among the locals. Laoyou Rice Noodles is the most popular dish here. Other than that Guilin Rice Noodles and handmade noodles are also popular here.

The Laoyou Rice Noodles is one type of fried rice noodles made with the traditional Chinese herbs and spices. It is a very cheap and can be added to any of the meal like breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Nanning, China

Must see places in Nanning ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Nanning tourist attractions & points of interest.

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    Qingxiu Mountain Scenic Spot

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Architecture , Nature

    Address: Yongjiang River's Riverside, Qingxiu District, Nanning 530000, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Known as the ‘Green Lungs’ of Nanning the Qingxiu Mountain Scenic Area is located about 5 kilometers southeast to the city. The place comprises of so many beautiful things such as the cyca...Read more

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    Detian Waterfalls

    Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Nature

    Address: Daxin County, Daxin County, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Detian Waterfalls which is located about 90 miles away from Nanning City is present right near the Sino Vietnamese border. It is the largest waterfalls in Asia and the fourth largest transnational...Read more

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    Nanning Zoo

    Tags: Zoo, Nature

    Address: Daxue West Road, Jiangnan District, Nanning 530007, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    One of the most fun places in Nanning as it has both a zoo and an amusement park adjacent to it. The zoo is quite big so it’s best to click a picture of the map which is displayed in the entranc...Read more

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    Nanhu Lake Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Lake, Picnic Spot

    Address: Qingxiu District, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Nanning, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Quite a scenic park located right at the heart of the city; Nanhupark is very beautiful and serene. The whole lake covers an area of 1.3 square kilometres. There are various sections of the park namel...Read more

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    Jinhu Square

    Tags: Walking Area, Square

    Address: Jinhu Road, Langdong New District, Nanning 530022 , China (Formerly Nanning Wuxinag Square)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A nice big square in the centre of the city located on Jinhu Road. Its known for its famous five elephant statue. It also has a beautiful fountain around it but it’s lit only during festivals. T...Read more

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    Nanning Zhongshan Snack Street

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Street Food, Streets

    Address: Zhongshan Road, Nanning, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A street known only for delicious and mouth-watering snacks Zhongshan street is a must visit for all foodies. The street is very lively where you’ll find a lot of vendors lined up on both sides ...Read more

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    Guangxi Museum Of Nationalities

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Qingxui Mountain, Nanning, China

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    One of the most important Museums in the province-The Guangxi Museum of Nationalities brings everything under one roof. The Guangxi province was divided into as much as 6 separate parts and was mostly...Read more

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    Yangmei Ancient Town

    Tags: Art And Culture, Town

    Address: Downstream of Zuojiang River, Jiangnan District, Nanning 530047, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located about 30 kms west of Nanning, Yangmei is a town where it feels like transportation to the olden times. The town still contains a lot of buildings from the ming dynasty. The gates, the houses, ...Read more

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    Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden

    Tags: Park, Botanical Garden, Nature

    Address: Nanwu Road, Xingning District, Nanning 530024, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the largest Botanical gardens in all of China, covering an area of about 2 million sqmts the Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden is an abode of Botany. It was founded in 1959 and has since becom...Read more

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    Liangfeng River Forest Park

    Tags: Forest, Park, River, Nature

    Address: No.78 Youyi Road, Jiangnan District, Nanning 530033, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A beautiful park located on Youyi Road the place is an abode for different types of flora. There are many imported plants and trees in this park and anyone who is interested in botany will find it ama...Read more

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    Yiling Cave

    Tags: Cave, Geological Formation

    Address: Yiling Village, Shuangqiao Town, Wuming County 530103, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Yiling Cave named after the Yiling village is located in Wuming town and is one of the most picturesque attractions in Nanning. Some estimates by geologists suggest that it is a karst cave and is ...Read more

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    Guangxi Provincial Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: No.34 Minzu Avenue, Qingxiu District, Nanning 530022, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Another excellent museum located in the city downtown district the Guangxi Provincial Museum boasts of a large collection belonging to Guangxi province. The building built in 1974 is known fit its chi...Read more

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    Nanning Shishan Park

    Tags: Amusement Park, Park, Entertainment

    Address: Wucun Ridge, Xingning District, Nanning 530001, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Shishan Park also known as Lion Hill Park is one of the most famous public parks in Nanning. Encompassing about 65 sq km the park has small hill, a lake and lots of greenery. Although located amidst a...Read more

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    Longhu Mountain Natural Reserve

    Tags: Mountain, View Point, Nature

    Address: Within the County, Long'an County 532700, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located about 80 kms away from the city of Nanning the Longhu Mountain Reserve is an abode of natural beauty. It was first established in 1980 and the reserve contains many scenic spots such as Hushan...Read more

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    Qingxiu Mountain Image

    Tags: Nature

    Address: Yongjiang River's Riverside, Qingxiu District, Nanning 530000, China

    You will get an immense peace visiting the Buddhist temple located in the Qingxiu Mountain. In this temple, the scenic beauty of its greenery and gorgeous views will mesmerize you. Here you can be abl...Read more