Hengchuan Nanning Hotel
No. 5, Hangzhou Lu Road, Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang, China
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the road to the country
One of the types of beer ...
Carpet of dried leaves - serene
A matter of weight....
Travel Tips for Nanning
Bamboo Pole Dance - Wen Wu Yuan
This is one of the many dances performed at the stage of Wen Wu Yuan Park which is next to Guangxi Provincial Museum. Like i have said, enter by the cheaper entrance ie through the Museum entrance instead of the Wen Wu Yuan entrance as the fee is triple at this entrance. See tip on "Different Entrance - Cheaper" under Tourist Traps
The Bamboo pole dance is a joyous dance where players of long bamboos poles musically synchronise the beat of two bamboos with the music. The dancer(s) will dance with the beat of the bamboo sticks without getting the feet being clasped by the bamboo poles. It's a fun dance and you need a little practice to "perfect" the dance.
Performance starts at 11.30a.m and it's a half hour show.
Museum operating hours : 8.30am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 5.30pm daily
Entrance fee : 8yuan per pax
Wen Wu Yuan operating hours : 9am to 5pm
Entrance fee is :8yuan per pax excluding performances and Museum
28yuan - full package for park, performances and museum visit
See another pic attached.
Nanning - China
Left Vietnam with some very mixed feelings about the country.........I was the only westerner on the bus to China and was a bit nervous about the border crossing as I was told it takes 2 hours. I was expecting loads of hassle but the only reason it takes so long is because they don't give you the arrival card to fill in beforehand so everyone is messing about borrowing pens off each other.
Got to Nanning and was dropped of only a few minutes from my accommodation. Only about 6 people here which makes it very quiet after coming from one of the most lively hostels I have ever been in. The town itself seems fairly busy with lots of tall buildings and bright lights, its also fairly clean. China does not seem as alien as I thought it would because I have spent a lot of time in Malaysia which has big Chinese populations in some areas.
The big difference is the language barrier not only with the people but things like food menus as well so theres going to be a lot of pointing and guessing going on.
Got the best nights sleep for at least 2 weeks.....Nanning is not a city with much to see or do but a stop off town on the way to or from Vietnam. Next stop is Guilin which is 5 hours by train up north. The hostel owner wrote down what I wanted in Chinese so I had no problem getting my ticket from the station.
My green rucksack which I got from a camping place in 1990 finally got one rip too many. After many trips round the UK, Europe, 3 visits to Australia, 2 to Asia which included lots of tropical storms its the end of the line........
Got a cheap one for about 6 quid!!!!!!!
Big downside to China is that lots of internet sites such as Facebook and Blogger have been blocked so I am now posting my posts on other sites..........