Liuzhou Travel Guide

Liuzhou City is located in the north-central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region bordering on Guilin in the east. It shares a boundary with Hunan Province in the north and Guizhou Province in the northwest. Liuzhou is not only a national historical and cultural city but also the largest industrial city in Guangxi.
Facts of Liuzhou
Chinese Name: 柳州 (liǔ zhōu)
Location:  in the north-central part of Guangxi 
Area: 18618 square kilometers 
Population: 4.041.700
Nationalities: Han, Dong, Miao
Administrative Division:Liuzhou has 5 municipal districts (Chengzhong District, Yufeng District, Liunan District, Liubei District, Liujiang District), 3 counties (Liucheng County, Luzhai County, Rong'an County), and 2 autonomous counties (Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County)

History of Liuzhou
Liuzhou belonged to Guilin Shire during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), and it was not until the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) this area became a city for the first time. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the name of this area was changed from Maping County to Liuzhou.

What to see in Liuzhou?
Liuzhou has a typical karst landform with the clear Liuhe River flowing through the city. It is surrounded by mountains in the east, west and north. The terrain consists of river bends in the city center, karst plains in the northern part, isolated peaks and valleys in the south, and river terraces, karst basins and hills in the east. And Liuzhou has a large population of ethnic minorities, and there are many celebrations and festivals all the year round. Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County and Rongshui Miao Autonomous County are the most distinctive places to admire the customs of the ethnic minorities in the city. 

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Sanjing Drum Tower Chengyang Dong Village Sanjiang Wind & Rain Bridge
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Liuzhou Liuhou Temple Liuzhou East Gate City Tower  Mapang Drum Tower

When to visit Liuzhou?
Liuzhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with moderate temperatures and abundant rainfall. The summers are long and hot, while the winters are short and not so cold. Visitors can enjoy a trip there in any season. Because it is often rainy, umbrellas and rain jackets are indispensable to visitors while traveling here.

How to reach Liuzhou?
Liuzhou Bailian Airport is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of the city proper and has flights to Beijing, Haikou, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Chengdu. Airport buses can be found in Liuzhou Hotel departing about two hours before flight departure.
Liuzhou Railway Station is the only railroad passenger transport station in the city. There are many trains running to Bejing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Zhangjaijie, Guilin and more.

Liuzhou Travel Tips
Special Local Products: jade, wonder stone, garments and ornaments made by the ethnic minorities, oval kumquat, orange, grapefruit, longan
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0772-2821364
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0772-3801046

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