About Guangxi

Guangxi( Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), an autonomous region of China created by Zhuang people, locates in southern China and borders Vietnam with its mountains terrain. Gui is the abbreviation of the province, for the former capital Guilin city, which is the center of Guangxi's culture, politics, and history.

Guang in Chinese means "expanse" which has big connection with the expansive region since the creation of Guang Prefecture in 226 CE. Guangxi was given provincial level status during the Yuan Dynasty. Since the establishment of New China in 1949, Guangxi was reformed as one of China's five minority autonomous regions.

Guangxi is a mountainous region. It is said that there are over one hundred thousand hills in Guangxi (十万大山). Though it may be an exaggeration, visitors will be shocked by the numerous hills when they entered Yangshuo or Xingping through Guilin. The Nanling Mountains are found in the northeast border,

with the Yuecheng Mountains (越城岭) and Haiyang Mountains (海洋山) being its shorter branching ridges. The Dayao Mountains (大瑶山) and the Daming Mountains (大明山) locate near the center of the region. The Duyao Mountains (都阳山) and the Fenghuang Mountains (凤凰山) locate to the north, and the Yunkai Mountains (云开大山) borders on its southeast. The highest peak is the 2,141 meters high Mount Mao'er (猫儿山) which located in the Yuecheng Mountains.

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Having no idea how to start your China homeland tour? Don't worry! You can get inspirations from our hand-picked private tour, or join the group tour with other families, even let us to customize a trip for you.

14 Days Guangxi Children Reunion Heritage Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Guangzhou

  • We can arrange the visiting to all the orphanages in Guangxi Province
  • Famous places like Great Wall/ Giant Panda/ Terracotta Amy are all covered
  • Private guide/ vehicle and diver offer you valued sevice
  • No forced shopping activities
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Small Groups: 2020 LTC Heritage Tours -A

Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Guilin-Yangshuo

Spring Schedule: Mar 16th, Apr 06th
Summer Schedule: Jun 8th, Jun 29th
Winter Schedule: Dec 20th

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Customize Your Own Return Trip

It is another option for those who want a more flexible time frame to work with as well as independence in where you want to go. We'd be happy to guide you regarding any of our programs. Read more...

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Tips for a China Orphanage Visit

When you plan to have a China return trip, you'd better prepare a gift for other children in the orphanage. You can ask our travel consultant about the details and buy some gifts several days before your trip or you can buy that after your arrival in China if you're inconvenient for the excessive baggage. The guide from LeadtoChina will give you proper suggestions and help you to buy these. If you're confused about what items the SWI need, here are some good examples: snacks, or a basket of fruit, backpack, books or other school supplies. You are also suggested to buy fans and air conditioning in summer in some poor SWI. Most of the SWI will give you a present in return for memory.

Many families care about the donation, and if you want to do this, we suggest you to exchange the donated money for RMB and show this to the director of the SWI. Some SWI will issue a donation certificate to you but not every SWI will do this.

According to the size of the SWI and the frequency of the families' return, the visit can be the most important thing for the staff or a small part of the orphanage's routine work. You can talk to your child about the actual situation you've known to let them make enough preparations. You'd better tell them what will happen and what to do if things are not the same as they expected. They should keep a flexible attitude towards life and enjoy the process instead of following a certain model to start as things are not exactly what we think and this is very important. One more important point which is often ignored is that most of the orphanage children always have various special needs. It is better to consider this before visiting and your child should know that some children in the SWI have physical or mental disability. All these can provide a better atmosphere for the children with special needs in the orphanage during your return visit.

If you'd love to invite the orphanage director to lunch, please don't forget other people in the SWI as they are usually the director's assistants. If you want to invite the caregiver or nanny, you'd better extend the invitation through the director to request the consent out of courtesy. Our guide can help you to do this and convey your invitation accurately and politely. What's more, some of the orphanages will offer you free lunch but many SWI will charge you for about 100 USD as lunch fee. You can inquire about this through your trip consultant before travelling.

At last, some Chinese individuals act turgidly in front of you for not losing face. But most people follow traditional Chinese values, modesty and gentleness. Bearing this in mind can help you deal with problems in different situations successfully during your return visit.