Worlds 2014, Nanning, China

The emblem of Nanning 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (Oct 3-12) is unveiled in the city of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, April 18, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]
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Where is Nanning, China?


Nanning is close to scenic Guilin, with its world famous hillscape, northern and western Guangxi and its minority villages, and the border with Vietnam in the south.

I’ve been to Guilin before. One of the best tourist destinations in China.

hmm …

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coach Rick

Career gymnastics coach from Calgary, Canada.

5 thoughts on “Worlds 2014, Nanning, China”

  1. I visit Nanning very often. It is a wonderful city and very safe. I am surprised they are hosting as you do not find tourists there!

  2. I moved to Nanning in February. Yes, there aren’t more tourists here but ASEAN meets here and large car shows at the exibition center. There is an arts college with 10,000 students from all over. The city is thriving with luxury cars and hotels and major shopping malls. It is a gateway city to SE Asia. High speed rail next year will open many destinations and Nanning will be a hub as it is centrally located and the weather, although wet sometimes, is nice. Known as the green city and now with a new subway system look for Nanning to attract more people from inside and outside China.

  3. As a local Nanning guy, I can tell you that Nanning is the most friendly city in China, people here can speak Cantonese, but if they see you are not locals they will use Mandarin or any common language for your convenience, that is impossible in elsewhere in China. For hosting the 45th world championship, the government of Nanning as most of its counterparts across the country has made full preparation at any cost. If you are an athlete, what you are concerned about should be your performance, if you are a tourist, come and enjoy yourself, you will get more than you deserve. Many people at various ages are now learning useful English to meet the needs of international visitors, so you can feel assured to get king-like service.

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