Nanning

Nanning is the center of the Zhuang minority culture, and its population is more than 63% Zhuang.

The Zhuang are strongly assimilated into Han Chinese culture however, with some remnant customs such as the Longboat (Dragon Boat) races held on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month (around the beginning of June).The Miao, Yao, and Dong minority cultures were more independent, and the Miao and Yao remained in the hill regions of the province in the 19th century, with several uprisings that were forcefully suppressed by the Han Chinese authorities. The Miao and Dong are noted for their traditions of silver jewellery

 

Links
China Hotels Reservations.com Nanning
Guangxi Information on Guangxi Province
Map of Nanning 南宁
Map of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Nanning Guangxi YouTube Video new !
Nanning Tourist Attraction Nanhu Lake Park
Nanning Tourist Attraction Mt. Qingxiu
Official Website of Nanning Municipality

Chinese Festivals

January 1-3: New Year's Day

January 5th 2017: Laba Festival

January 28th 2017: Spring Festival and Chinese New Year

February 11th 2017: Lantern Festival

March 8th 2017: International Women's Working Day 

April 4th 2017: QingMing Tomb Sweeping Festival 

May 1st - 7th 2017: International Labor Day 

May 4th 2017: Chinese Youth Day Commemorating the 1919 student demonstration against foreign aggression 

May 30th 2017: Dragon Boat Festival 

June 1st 2017: International Children's Day 

August 28th 2017: Double Seventh Festival 

August 17th 2016 Ghost Festival

September 15th 2016: Mid Autumn (Moon) Festival 

October 1st - 7th 2016: National Day

October 21st 2015: Chong Yang (Double Ninth) Festival

Other Chinese Festivals


China

Travel Advice

  • Updated: 15th August 2016

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The G20 summit will be held in Hangzhou from 4 to 5 September 2016. Significant traffic restrictions and some restrictions on access to public areas being used as part of the event are expected. Travel may also be disturbed in the days surrounding the summit. If you’re in Hangzhou, plan your visit accordingly.

Over 570,000 British nationals visit mainland China every year. Most visits are trouble free but you should always take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

The high levels of air pollution that can occur in major urban and industrialised areas in China may aggravate bronchial, sinus or asthma conditions. Children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions may be especially affected. You can check the pollution index levels for many cities on the aqicn.info website.

Hong Kong

Travel Advice

  • Updated: 28th April 2016

The typhoon season in Hong Kong normally runs from April to October. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural Disasters.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

You should take sensible precautions against pick pocketing and other street crime. See crime.

529,505 British nationals visited Hong Kong in 2015. Most visits are trouble free.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

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Macao

Travel Advice

  • Updated: 28th April 2016

The typhoon season in Macao normally runs from April to October. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

There’s no resident British diplomatic mission in Macao; emergency consular services are provided by the British Honorary Consul. If you need routine consular assistance contact the British Consulate General in Hong Kong.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions against pick pocketing and other street crime. See Crime

In 2015, 59,995 British nationals visited Macao. Most visits are trouble-free.  

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.