Travel Tips in Guangxi
About Qinzhou
Located in the center of Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone (GBGEZ), Qinzhou City is in proximity to Southwest China, facing towards Southeast Asia and near to Pearl River Delta to the east. It is located in the intersection of eastern, central and western zones of mainland China, and in the joint of South China Economic Rim, Southwest China Economic Rim and ASEAN Economic Rim. Qinzhou City has advantages in geographical location with 110 km away from Nanning City to its north, 98 km away from Beihai City to its east and 76 km away from Fangchenggang City to its west. It is an important part in China's opening-up and development of GBGEZ and a significant hub of the cooperation between China and ASEAN. It is also the traffic pivot of GBGEZ, the forefront city of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA), and one of the most convenient accesses of the Southwest China to the sea.
Administrative Division. Qinzhou City has jurisdiction over Lingshan County, Pubei County, Qinnan District, Qinbei District, Qinzhou Port Economic-Technological Development Area and Sanniang Bay Tourism Administration Area. It covers an area of 10,800 k㎡, with a coastline of 562 km and a population of 3.96 million.
Natural Resources.Due to the along-river and coastal advantages, Qinzhou has a warm and humid climate with abundant sunshine and rainfall, as well as fertile soil and rich marine resources, which make Qinzhou highly-developed in farming and fishery. What's more, Qinzhou is rich in special local products like oyster, mangrove crab, prawn, grouper, litchi, dragon fruit and banana, etc. Besides, Qinzhou owns high quality and quantity of mineral resources. At present, more than 30 minerals have been proved up, including manganese, ferrotitanium, copper, ferrum, plumbum and zinc.
Climate.The subtropical maritime climate in Qinzhou is humid and pleasant, along with abundant rainfall. Qinzhou is suitable for developing tourism all the year round, because the mean annual temperature there is 22.5℃; the frost-free period is 364.2 days; the mean annual rainfall is 2,173.9 mm; and the sun shines for 1,710.4 hours.
About Beihai
Beihai is a prefecture-level city in the south of Guangxi, People's Republic of China. The name of the city means "north of the sea" in Chinese, signifying its status as a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin, which has granted it historical importance as a port of international trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan. Between the years 2006 and 2020, Beihai is predicted to be the world's fastest growing city. In addition, it governs the small islands of Weizhou and Xieyang, and is directly west of Leizhou Peninsula.
Beihai contains three districts (Haicheng District, Yinhai District, Tieshangang District) and one county (Hepu County), which are subdivided into five urban sub-districts, 23 towns, 3 townships, 87 neighborhood committees, 343 village committees.
Beihai has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with mild to warm winters and long, hot summers, and very humid conditions year-round. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 14.6 °C (58.3 °F) in January to 29.0 °C (84.2 °F) in July, while extremes have ranged from 2.6 to 37.1 °C (37 to 99 °F). Rain is both the heaviest and most frequent from June to September, when 70% of the annual rainfall also occurs. This is in contrast to the autumn and winter months, where only 20 to 40 millimetres (0.79 to 1.57 in) of rain falls per month. The area receives about 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.