Guangxi is an autonomous region in southern China, as designated in 1958 for the Zhuang ethnic population that makes up 32% of the total population. It covers an area of 236,000 km2 and supports a population of 48.6 million.
Guangxi is located in Southern China, bordering Yunnan to the west, Guangdong to the east and southeast, Hunan to the northeast and Guizhou to the north. It has many mountain ranges, including the Nanling, Dayao, Daming, Duyao, Fenghuang and Yunkai mountains.
Guangxi is one of China’s provinces and autonomous regions with the widest and most typical spread of the karst landform. Half of its area is covered with limestone. The most well known karst formations are around Yangshuo, where limestone peaks emerge from the ground, surrounding the town and the Li River and extending into the horizon. As such the province is a favourite destination of the Chinese as it depicts the most romantic and iconic landscapes described in the most famous poetries and paintings.
Guangxi also enjoys a complex river system, the most famous river being the Li Jiang, which is popular for river cruises and boat rides.
The province has a subtropical climate with long, hot summers and an average temperature between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius. Tropical heat and humidity are prevalent; especially in summer months while the winter can be mild, but wet. In the South, typhoon season starts in the summer.