Baise Travel Guide
Baise was also the site of important developments during the Cultural Revolution and is listed as one of China’s 12 ‘Red Tourism’ sites. The Baise Rebellion Memorial Hall and the Yudong Meeting Hall both commemorate the Baise Uprising, an event which bolstered the young communist party and ultimately spurred the Cultural Revolution.
There is also a minorities museum in Baise that celebrates the region’s cultural diversity. While most of China is dominated by the Han ethnic group, Baise is largely home to the Zhuang people along with a handful of other minority groups.
Outside of town is a spectacular landscape of karst formations, a unique geological phenomenon consisting of limestone pillars and spikes clustered across the terrain. Among these is Dashiwei Tiankeng, the world’s largest karst cluster.
Getting There & Away
Baise is served by a regional airport situated just under 20 miles outside of town. This is a relatively new facility and operates links mainly to Guilin, Guangzhou and Kunming. The latter two cities can be reached in about an hour and offer international connections to airports across China and Southeast Asia.
Things to Do
- Youjiang Minorities Museum
This museum contains a variety of exhibits related to the zhuang minority group.
- Youjiang Revolutionary Base
Deng xiaoping and other leaders founded this base in 1929 in an effort to overthrow the old chinese feudal system.
Side trips from Baise
- Dashiwei Tiankeng
This collection of karst limestone rock formations is the world’s largest.