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Step 4/60: China - Nanning

Nanning photo by Jantine De jong

About Nanning

If you travel from China, this is the gateway to Vietnam. The last stop before leaving China. In the city itself there's not much to do. But on the other side, there not many tourists here and you can walk the streets without being hustled. You'll just get stared at, especially when you're blonde like me. Guess they don't see many of those. The Chinese do have a very nasty habit though; they hurl up their nose and phlegm on the street...not once, not twice, but all day long.
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How I got here ?

Price: 10 €

Traveling time: 5 hours

Price: one way, time: one way. Got a bus at the Guilin bus station to Nanning. Then a local bus from Nanning bus station to the hostel.

Tips & Tricks

  • You can get your Vietnamese visa here.
  • Bustickets to Vietnam; cheap, meal included, well-cared for border crossing!

Things to see

Nighttime City Lights 9 /10
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Nighttime City Lights photo by Jantine De jong

User's opinion
At nighttime this city lights up! It looks like you took a wrong turn and ended up in Las Vegas. All the office buildings are covered in colored lights. It's all just for show though: casino's are forbidden in China.


Price 6 €

64 Shanghai Road

User's opinion:

This hostel is a real treat, especially when you've been in China for a while! Western toilets, rain showers, nice clean rooms, good beds and a really nice common area. Internet is a bit slow...

Luggage Room Available Air Conditioning Available Self Catering Available No Curfew Lockers Available Internet Available 24h Reception Hot Shower Available Washing Machine Available