Chinese City Fact: Nanning

Nanning is a city of some 2.8 million inhabitants in Southern China. It is known as the “Green City” for it’s lush tropical landscape and wide variety of flora. Culturally the city has a diverse range of 35 different ethnic groups who live in close knit communities together.

'Nanning-31' photo (c) 2003, www.viajar24h.com - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Tourism, both international but still mainly domestic, is an important source of income for the city. Located close to Guilin and the border with Vietnam in the South, tourism accounted for nearly 20% of the city’s income in 2010. Nanning is about to be linked by high speed rail to Guangzhou making it much more accessible and cutting the journey time by 10 hours to just 3.

'a street in nanning' photo (c) 2007, Rex Pe - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

For more on Nanning please visit: http://www.chinatoday.com/city/nanning

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