The area is very hard to get taxi. The local tour is not very friendly. There seems quite a feel attractions but due to local tour is not very friendly hence not manage to get many sightseeing and the local tour charges is very expensive.
If plan for family trip, would recommend to rent a car and do more research before get there.
As with all Chinese cities lot of people. Plenty of restaurants in all price ranges located all over the city, restaurants and hotels around station area best avoided as better quality can be found a short distance away.
Airport coach service at RMB20 drops close to railway station with buses to all parts of Nanning and coach station. Only problem is electric scooters which use any flat surface to ride on in any direction, pavements included; traffic lights are treated as optional except where police presence. Scooters outnumber cars in the order of 10 to 1. Currently building underground railway which is causing lot of roads to be dug up resulting in extra traffic delays. Plenty of parks and zoo within easy reach.
Didnt get much help in Nanning for sight seeing as English was a major issue. There were no brochures in English even the International Travel Agent could not help with tours.
Nanning is a great city to visit. A variety of different places to eat. Chinese, western and other Asian foods are available.
Lots of parks to visit. A variety of shopping to do. Street vendors, local shops and high end stories. The new Embassy area should be a nice place to visit after it is finished.
The food is very delicious and Nanning folks are friendly. The public toilets are clean. Shopping is cheap.
Currently many roads affected by building of underground railway, diversions and long delays possible.
Night time is best for enjoying street markets and dining and seeing illuminated buildings etc. May to September can be hot and sticky during afternoon and evening. Airport delays are a major problem (never left on time yet), 3 hours late arrival in May due to air traffic control , delayed departure in June caused connecting flight to be missed. Left Nanning airport 4 times this year, each time boarded on time but take off delayed.
Fantastic - Clean City and very modern. Unexpectedly the progress of building this city is very good.
People friendly, good attractions and fantastic shopping. But unfortunately the many shopping centers are quite empty
To shop for local food, dried food and others, the market around train station is good place to shop.
To see nature scenery, Detian Waterfall & Grand Canyon are nice place to visit.
I found few people speaking English here. But everyone was friendly and it was an interesting place.