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Guangxi, formerly romanized Kwangsi, is a province of southern China along its border with Vietnam. In 1958, it became the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, a region with special privileges created specifically for the Zhuang people.

Guangxi's location, in mountainous terrain in the far south of China, has placed it on the frontier of Chinese civilization throughout much of China's history. The current name "Guang" means "expanse" and has been associated with the region since the creation of Guang Prefecture in AD 226. It was given provincial level status during the Yuan Dynasty, but even into the 20th century it was considered an open, wild territory.

Guangxi Activities

This river cruise starts out on rafts powered by little trolling motors. They take you down river approximately one hour the views of the Karst landscape is stunning and you will take many pictures. You will then transfer to a larger cruise boat it has an upper deck where you will get amazing views of the landscape.

The cost to enter is 75 yuan. You can ride an electric car up for 30 yuan or hike up for free. It takes about half an hour to hike and the scenery is nice. To enter the cave you take an elevator down then walk into the palm tree room the largest in the cave. You can sample some flavored bai jiou (Chinese white liquor) then take an electric train about 500 meters.

The cost to enter is 70 yuan. It is a nice hike through the forest, steps have been carved into the rock so you can climb up in the waterfalls for an additional fee. If you choose to climb the waterfall special gear is provided to keep you somewhat dry and for safety. There is a zip line across a canyon and a type of roller coaster ride down from the top they also cost additional.

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