With Southeast Asia in close proximity to the south and sitting adjacent to Viet Nam, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the northern extremity of the Beidu Bay is abbreviated as Gui. It spreads over an area of 130000 square kilometers and has a population of 44.89 million consisting of Zhuangs, Hans, Yaos, Miaos, Dong, Gelaos, Maonans, Huis, Gins, Suis and other ethnic peoples. The capital city is Nanning.
The terrain of Gaugnxi is shaped like a basin. As typical of a karst landform, limestone formations cover almost half of the land. High temperatures an abundant rainfall have corroded the limestone into a forest of ridges, and peaks and caves with different shapes and characteristics, which rise to spectacular natural wonders that won Guangxi a lot of adages, such as "Guilin's landscape is unmatched under heaven". There are 3 national scenic reserves—Lijiang River, Xishan and Huashan, and 11 national forest parks, including Bajiaozhai, Daguishan, and so on. Other tourist attractions are Beihai's Silver Beach, Yufeng Muntain, Lord Liu's Temple, and Lingqu Canal. The Zhuangs, Yaos, Miaos, Dongs and many other ethnic minority people in Guangxi are known for their time-honoured and distinct folklores.
Situated in the northeastern part of guangxi, Guilin proper covers an area of over 500 square kilometers. The world-renowned scenic city is one of the national famous historical and cultural city and excellent tourist city in China. A distinctive karst landmass is the reason behind Guilin's fabulous landscape that is characterized by green mountains, sparkling waters, strange caves and statuesque monoliths. Famous scenic areas in Guilin are Lijiang River. Elephant-Trunk Hill, Folded Brocade Hill, Whirlpool Hill, Read Flute cave and Seven-star cave.
Detian Great Waterfall
Located in Daxin county of Naning City in Guangxi, Detian Waterfall along the Sino-Vietnamese border is the second largest transnational waterfall in the world. The grand three-tier waterfall is about 200 meters wide during the flood season, making a deafening sound, which could be heard several kilometers away.