Nanning Qingxiushan Scenic Spot (5A)
Nanning Qingxiushan Scenic Spot [Photo/VCG]
Nanning Qingxiushan Scenic Spot lies in the heart of Nanning downtown and neighbors the north shore of the winding Yongjiang River. The scenic spot boasts a planning area of 13.54 square kilometers, in which, 6.43 sq km have been built and has been opened to the public. The scenic spot has numerous peaks rising high and low, green and prosperous trees, quiet rocks and steep cliffs, clean springs and rare stones. Featuring South Asia tropical plant landscape, the scenic spot is endowed with rich negative oxygen ions and the forming of a unique natural relaxation oxygen bar. Famous as an attraction where "the mountain is not high but graceful, the water is not deep but clear", the scenic spot is reputed as the "Green Lung of Nanning" and the "Emerald of the Green City, Phoenix of the Zhuang Region".
Qingxiushan is 289 m in altitude. It is the highest point of Nanning urban and enjoys a long history. The spot was originally the Qingshan Forest Farm. In 1984, Nanning people's government decided to develop and re-construct Qingxiushan Scenic Spot. With years of recovery, development and construction, the scenic spot now has more than 30 various tourist attractions. With a total of 4,516 varieties of plants, including 72 kinds of national Grade I protective plants and 109 kinds of national Grade II protective plants.
The scenic spot has been identified as the autonomous-region-level scenic spot in 1989, one of the "Top Ten Scenic Spots" of Nanning in 1997, national first AAAA Scenic Spot in 2000, Advanced Unit for Construction of National Civilized Scenic Spots in 2005 and 2009 and the "Grade A Scenic Spot in Rapidest Development" of Nanning in 2010.