Hezhou (贺州; Hèzhōu) is a city in Central Guangxi.
Hezhou is in the far eastern part of Guangxi surrounded by forest. The prefecture has a population of 2 million of which 200,000 lives in the city itself. The city is populated by a number of ethnic minorities, including the Zhuang people. Hezhou is an important regional transportation hub.
Hezhou has a history of more than 2,000 years. It offers cultural and historical sites as well as natural scenery and national minority culture.
Hezhou Bus Station is at 2 Qianjinxi Rd (+86 774 5272773)
Highways connects the city to Wuzhou, Liuzhou, Nanning, Yongzhou and further. The new Guilin-Wuzhou and Luoyang-Zhanjiang will also pass Hezhou.
Water transportation is possible on Xi River, Gui River and He River connecting the city to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao.
Taxis within the city are ¥2-3, tricycles ¥2.
- Ancient Towers.
- Castle of the Ming Dynasty.
- Civilization Pavilion.
- Hejie Ancient Town.
- Jade Stamp Hill On Water.
- Ke Minority Houses. Characteristic houses built by this ethnic subgroup of Han, also known as Hakka.
- Kilin Pot. A national treasure dating back 2,500 years.
- Huangyao Ancient Town (黄姚古镇; Huángyáo Gǔzhèn) (on Li River, 60 km southwest of town). The town was founded in 972 and is dominated by a special architecture with blue bricks, black tiles, and painted wooden beams. The town has a number of temples, pavilions and other historical buildings. It is surrounded by mountains with lots of caves.
- Huilan Wind and Rain Bridge.
- Xiushui Scholar Village.
Landscape and parks
- Banyan Trees. Several trees more than 1,000 years old.
- Bishui Cave.
- Dagui Mountain National Forest Park.
- Fu Mountain. Stands in the middle of He River.
- Gupo Mountain National Forest Park.
- Luhua Hot Spring.
- Stone Forest. Karst landscape can be found around the city.
- Ten-mile Lotus Pond Gallery.