Nanning - Guangxi Province

The capital of Guangxi province, Nanning is a pleasant provincial city, which reflects the diverse nature of southwest China. Known as the 'Green City' in China, Nanning is surrounded by the famous Guangxi countryside, and the city itself is home to several picturesque parks, including the largest medicinal botanical garden in China, and can be used as a base for a trip out to the Detian Waterfalls, lying across the border between China and Vietnam. Usually used as a transit point for those travellers wishing to continue over the border to Vietnam, Nanning is worth lingering over for a day or two, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere, delicious food, and tropical climate of one of China's southernmost cities.