Guangnan County (simplified Chinese: 广南县; traditional Chinese: 廣南縣; pinyin: Guǎngnán Xiàn) is located inWenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China. The seat of Guangnan, known today as Liancheng (莲城镇), was the heart of the Gouding Kingdom (句町) that lasted approximately 400 years, from 111 BC to 316 AD. Except Puzhehei (pǔ zhě hēi 普者黑) in northwest Qiubei County, there are many other scenic spots in Guangnan county, including Bamei Village (bà měi cūn 坝美村), Dulong Border Fair (dū lóng biān jìng jí shì 都龙边境集市), Babao Scenic Area (八宝风景区).
Where to stay
Guangnan county is comfortable accommodation. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.
Paradise Hotel 世外桃源大酒店
Address：No,18 om Babao road of Nanxiu community of Liancheng towm in Guangnan county.文山壮族苗族自治州广南县莲城镇南秀社区八宝路
What to visit
The main science spot are: Fengyan Cave( 峰岩洞) Babao Science spots(八宝风景区),Nongshi Tusi's Government Office ( 侬氏土司衙署)Yan Pagoda( 雁塔),Bamei village (坝美).
Bamei Village (bà měi cūn 坝美村)
Location: Guangnan County
Admission Fee: CNY 35 (one-way ticket including the boat fee)
Transportation: As Bamei is far away from cities, you'd better take a coach from Kunming to Guangnan County first. Then take a coach to Bada Village and get out at Fali Village. Then you have to walk about 1 kilometer (about 0.62 miles) to arrive at the entry-cave.
Accommodation: For those who want to enjoy local life, living with a local family is a good choice. But the condition might be quite rough because of the absence of electricity. You can also leave Bamei and stay in Guangnan County.
Babao Scenic Area (八宝风景区)
Location: Southeast Yunnan Province bordered by Burma and Wenshan County
Transportation: Wenshan Puzhehei Airport has Flights from Kuming, Nanning, and Guangzhou . From the airport, take a bus on the four hour ride to the Babao Scenic Spot in Guangnan, Wenshan Yunnan Province.
Admission Fee: CNY 40
When to visit
Guangnan's climate is classified as warm and temperate. Guangnan is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Cfa. The average temperature in Guangnan is 17.8 °C. The rainfall here averages 1088 mm. The prefecture enjoys a plateau monsoon climate at low altitude having distributions of six climatic types, ranging from the north subtropical zone to the middle temperate zone. It has clear dry and humid seasons. May to October is the rainy season gathering over eighty percent of wenshan's rainfall throughout the year. Most of the region has a favorable climate without winter chilliness and summer heat. May to September is the best season to visit the county, but umbrella and one or two wraps are necessary in case the weather changes.
What to noice
In Chinese: 广南县 ; pinyin: Guǎngnán Xiàn
Population: 796,100 persons (by the end of 2012);
Post Code 663300
Phone Area Code :0876
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 云H
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 532627
Area Coverage：7810square kilometers;
Seat of Government: Liancheng town 莲城镇
Consumer Complaint: 12315
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 121
Taxi number :4214444
You can use your credit card, traveler's check or cash to exchange for Chinese Yuan in some branches of Bank of China in this county
Qiubei Branch of Agricultural Bank of China
Address：No，130 on west road of Liancheng town of Guangnan county.文山壮族苗族自治州广南县莲城西路130号
While public phones are easily found in small shops along streets in the city, we suggest visitors make low-cost IDD or DDD calls in post offices .
You can ask the native where to find an Internet bar, there are many Internet bars in Qiubei County center with good speed and environment charging 2 to 3 yuan per hour.
Tip: do take care of your personal articles when in an Internet bar.
Most toilets in the city charge no more than 0.5 yuan. Visitors can find free sanitary toilets in some large department stores or fast food restaurants.
Post Office of Guangnan County
Address: No.205 on Nanxiu road of Guangnan county in Wenshan. 文山壮族苗族自治州广南县南秀路205
People's Hospital of Guangnan County
Address: No,29 on Lianhuo road of Guangnan county in Wenshan.文山壮族苗族自治州广南县莲湖路29号
How to fit in
It’s easier to get around in Guangnan county if you know some basic Mandarin, especially when ordering food, but there are a number of important points of business etiquette to remember too. Confucianism, with its attention to demeanour, harmony, and preservation of “face,” plays a central role. Meetings always begin with a handshake. Give a slight nod and don’t be too vigorous when shaking hands, it could come across as being aggressive. Stay away from physical contact after this, including pats on the arm. If a host is guiding you they may tug your sleeve. Have business cards translated on one side. It is considered fortuitous if they are printed in gold ink. Be sure to place received cards in a case rather than your pocket. Avoid humour since jokes may not come across as you intend. Gift etiquette and negotiations can be complex, so it’s best to read more deeply about them.
How to pay
All transactions are made in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY). The currency is used throughout the country and available at any ATM. C$1 is worth about ¥5.6 CNY. Frequently used bank notes are: ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100.
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