Overview:Xing'an county of Guilin is the source of Xiang River and Li River as well as the location of the oldest canal (Ling Canal) in the world.
Xing'an County is located at the northeast part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, under the administration of Guilin City. It's the source of Xiang River and Li River as well as the location of the oldest canal (Ling Canal) in the world. Besides, it was the crossroads of Chu and Yue cultures down through the ages.
Xing'an County belongs to the subtropical humid monsoon climate region with mild climate, plenty of rainfall and full sunshine. The regional character of hydrothermal condition is obvious due to its own geographic features. Winter in Xing'an is cold, with lowest temperature at of -5.8℃; summer is the hottest season the temperature can up to 38.5℃.
Xing'an is 60 kilometers away from Guilin, and some 160 kilometers away from Yongzhou of Hunan provinces. Getting in and out of Xing'an, there are two types of transportation, by train and by bus. There are express buses to Nanning, Qinzhou or even Shenzhen, Guangzhou and other cities departure and arrival in Long Distance Bus Station of Xing'an. There are high speed trains and common trains running to the other cities of China and stop at Xing'an. It is 1.5 hour's drive from Guilin to Xing'an and about 1 hour by trains.
There are many cultural relics and historic sites in Xing'an. The main tourism attractions are Ling Canal, Water Street, Maryland, Cat Mountain National Forest Park, Huguang Guild Hall, Qin wen liu chang Tourism Zone, Niangniang Bridge, Masi Bridge, Ancient Stage, The Red Tour, The red Army Hall, Laoshanjie, Qin's Grand Courtyard etc. Ling Canal is selected as the key national cultural relic protection units. Its construction is the crystallization of the Qin people's wisdom and the pioneering work of ancient Chinese water conservancy, and it is one of the oldest and most well-preserved canals in the world.
In addition to the traditional Chinese festivals, Xing'an holds its own characteristic festivals like Rice Noodle Festival and Grape Festival. The first session of the Noodle Festival began in 2007, during which time there are many activities related to rice noodles. Known as the 'Southern Turban', Xing'an holds the Grape Festival every year since 2009. Upon which time, diversified cultural programs are organized to cater to the needs of the local people and the tourists.