2-day summer tour in Jingxi, Baise
Jingxi in Baise, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is a captivating and charming border tourist destination in China. Here, tourists can not only experience the customs of the border, but also enjoy the pleasant climate and beautiful scenery.
The average annual temperature in Jingxi is 19.1 C, which makes it a great place to avoid the summer heat. Jingxi has a long history, rich ethnic characteristics, and the graceful style of China-Vietnam borders.
Day 1: Hepu-Napo Expressway - Sandieling Waterfall - Tongling Grand Canyon - homestay
Day 2: Goose Spring Scenic Area - Jiuzhou Ancient Town - Gulong Mountain Canyon Group
Self-driving may be the best way to travel to Jingxi as the famous Hepu-Napo Expressway crosses the city and is prized as one of the most beautiful highways in the world.
Hepu-Napo Expressway. [Photo/WeChat account gxtravel]
Sandieling Waterfall is also on the way to Jingxi. The rapids of the waterfall plunge vertically from the cliff on the top of the mountain beside the highway, forming a three-layer shape.
Tongling Grand Canyon is long and narrow, boasting many deep caves and green vegetation. The dense primary forest in the gorge covers the hot sun above visitors' heads, making the hiking trip very comfortable. Bypassing a hidden forest, visitors will encounter a 60-story waterfall, with the rapids falling from a cliff more than 180 meters high. Going around from the side of the waterfall to the cave behind the waterfall, visitors can also feel the coolness and refreshment of what is essentially a large natural refrigerator.
Goose Spring Scenic Area is one of the eight most famous attractions in Jingxi. Goose Spring is the source of the Detian Waterfall, and it is also known as one of the three famous springs in Southwest China, along with Butterfly Spring in Dali, Yunnan province and Xishan Ruquan Spring in Guiping, Guangxi.
The Goose Spring Scenic Area. [Photo/WeChat account gxtravel]
After a 15-minute drive along the lower reaches of the Goose Spring, visitors can arrive at Jiuzhou Ancient Town. Known as the "Museum of the Zhuang Nationality," it dates back to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) more than 700 years ago. The town is surrounded by hills and rivers.
The Wenchang Pavilion, a Qing-Dynasty (1644-1911) building, is a cultural attraction of Jiuzhou. It is a shrine to the god of literature, Wenquxing. The three-storey pavilion overlooks the entire town and Wubao Lake. Wind bells hanging from the raked eaves chime as gentle breezes flow over them. The inner space of the pavilion houses exhibitions of poems from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) icons Gao Qi, Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, and Zhu Zhishan.
Located 30 kilometers southeast of Jingxi, Gulong Mountain Canyon Group is the best place to experience rafting. The Gulong mountain rafting experience passes through underground dark river caves of 180 meters, 350 meters, and 680 meters in sequence. Not only can visitors appreciate the magical work of nature, but also experience the cool insides of the caves. The third section of the Gulong mountain rafting experience is the most exciting. While the raft traverses the turbulent rapids, visitors can enjoy the Gulong Waterfall, which has a drop of 128 meters on the way, which is a great experience in the cool summer.
Delicious food is also widely available during a two-day tour in Jingxi, including traditional snacks like rice dumplings, blood sausage, zongzi, sticky rice, and rice cakes. Homestays of various styles are available for visitors to choose in Jingxi, such as border inns with Vietnamese themes and Zhuang style homestays renovated from the old houses of Tusi.