This trip to Nanning in November really impressed me, and I fell in love with this unique city.
The people here are very kind and friendly. That afternoon, I was going to buy a banana on the side of the road, but the peddler gave me a banana for free. He told me that a banana is very cheap, and it doesn’t matter if he gives me one.
I asked for directions here, and every time passers-by patiently guided me how to go, it made me feel very warm inside. I really, really like this city. In return, I shot a three-and-a-half-hour episode of the city as a thank you to the city.
Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is the political, economic and cultural center of the region.
It has the most prosperous economy in Southwest China, supplying an abundance of agricultural products to the whole Guangxi.
Bordering Vietnam, this city is neighbor to Guangzhou, close to Hong Kong and Macau, and faces Southeast Asia.
This advantageous location makes the city a commercial and communication center, opening China to Southeast Asia.
Pleasant climate endows Nanning with evergreen trees and fragrant flowers all year round, hence the name ‘Green City.’
In such a beautiful land, more than 30 ethnic minority groups have been living harmoniously for 1,680 years.
Zhuang is the largest minority group of China. Over 90% of them live in Guangxi. Their history and ethnic culture add charm to the city.
Its beautiful subtropical scenery and exotic ethnic minority culture have been attracting millions of tourists for years.
Being a modern city, Nanning’s accommodation and shopping are diverse and well developed for visitors.
Hotels and hostels of different standards can meet various needs. In the city’s commercial center, supermarkets, department stores, specialty commodity streets, bookstores and other retail markets offer a variety of merchandise.
When night falls, colorful street lamps lit the city. Under the lights, the locals become active, visiting nightclubs, gyms, bars, and coffee houses. People of all ages can be seen walking or relaxing in the city’s many squares or along the river.
To some extent, nightlife can reflect a city’s outlook.
Though Nanning’s nightlife cannot be compared to those of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other highly developed cities, its citizens do enjoy their life in special ways.
Visitors can choose from a variety of nightlife to enjoy when they are there. Zhuang ethnic folk songs are sung in Min Ge Square and Wuxiang Square. Shinning stars are reflected in the tranquil Yongjiang River. Sitting on the square or taking a walk along the river is a good choice for those who want to unwind after a busy day at work.
Strolling through the streets decorated by colorful neon lights, visitors will be dazzled by the many food stalls, bars, nightclubs, gyms and coffee bars. These places are the favorites of the younger generation; while malls and department stores are filled with people shopping until 23:00 every night.
One recent trend is that more and more people, especially young men, choose to study even after a hard day’s work. As a result, there are many schools and organizations offering evening classes in remedial English, computer training and a variety of other subjects. This will make this city a more educated and sophisticated city in the future.
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18:44 Shanshan Outlet Plaza of Nanning
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