Wuzhou opened as a trading port to other countries early in 1897. Today as one of the ten largest inland river ports in China, the port of Wuzhou becomes a class A port of the country. The port is fully equipped with all necessary foreign trade departments, passenger and cargo ships to Hong king and macao, a modernized containers docks with annual handling capacity of 1 million tons, 100 large and small docks as well as enough storehouses etc.. Now the city has different kinds of foreign trade enterprises and processing enterprises. Generally speaking, the port?s total export value accounts one forth to one-third of that of Guangxi.

If, after the 10-hour boat trip from Hong Kong, you roam the streets of Wuzhou, you may remember the Guangzhou in the past. There are buildings of both Chinese and Western architecture. The Shili (Five Kilometer) Embankment, which links the north bank of the West River and the east bank of the Guijiang River, reminds you of a similar long embankment in Guangzhou. Nearby, the Xinxi is the oldest hotel in Wuzhou, is also one of perfect hotels in Guangzhou.

Among the many restaurants lining the streets, you would again discover that these restaurants, in either their fa?ade or the cuisine served, as well as the manner inviting customers in to dine, differ little from those of Guangzhou. However, they are not complete reproductions of Guangzhou restaurants. Characteristic local dishes are also offered, most notably snake meat and stewed dishes.

Having supper at one of the street food stalls serving local Wuzhou food is an exciting experience. For further adventure you can ride around town in a horse-drawn carriage. The clatter of hoofs accompanying a tour through the older neighborhoods will send you back in time.

If you stay at the Wuzhou Hotel by the banks of the West River, you would have the opportunity to use its roof garden for panoramic views of the city. In the early morning, you would hear the sounds of ship sirens breaking through the mist as the West River begins its day.

As the morning mist disperses, a magnificent view of Wuzhou is presented to you, The Xunjiang River in the southwest first meets the Guijiang River, which runs from north to south; then, together, the waters converge into the West River, surging eastward. The city of Wuzhou is divided into two by Guijiang River. Its urban area is situated between the West River and three mountains-North Mountain, Guanyin Mountain and Baiyun (White Cloud) Mountain.



Mount Qingxiu
Tianci Lake is the central scenic area on Qingxiu Hill. On its southern bank is a long corridor leading to Longxiang Pagoda on the top of the hill.
South Lake Park
Situated in the southeast of the city center, South Lake Park is one with half of an area water and the other half garden.
Fangchenggang is one of the state's 14 coastal opening cities together with Beihai. It is situated in the southwestern tip of the coastal area of Guangxi in China.