Pingxiang (凭祥; Píngxiáng) is in Guangxi, southern China. It is close to the border with Vietnam, with the Vietnamese town of Dong Dang just across the border, and is a transit town for entering or leaving China.
A morning train departs Nanning at 0758 and arrives in Pingxiang at 1140. On the return leg, it leaves Pingxiang at 1440 and arrives in Nanning at 1836. RMB 30 one way.
Can also take train from Guangzhou to Pingxiang.
Effective January 1st, through service from Nanning to Hanoi, Vietnam via Pingxiang is set to start again.
The new bus station in Nanning has frequent buses to Pingxiang. The trip takes around 3 hours and costs Y62 total(60 = ticket, 2 = insurance), as of Jan. 2008.
Overnight bus from Guangzhou to Pingxiang costs Y200. Bus trip takes about 12 hours, these buses will not have "seats", rather they will provide beds for travelers. Do be careful with your articles while sleeping on the bus: Quite a few incidents involving travelers losing their valuables while sleeping on the bus.
Many motorized "wagons" (like a cart pulled by an engine) will take travelers to the border.
From the bus station, the trip should cost Y20, but hard bargainers may get the price down to Y15.
From Pingxiang's train station take the bus/taxi/tuk-tuk to the border. Cheapest option was 2RMB while taxi cost 10-20RMB. The trip takes around 15min.
Taxi: You can take taxi around the city. Or taxi to the border to Vietnam for only Y20. - Jan. 2008.
3-Wheels custom bike(taxi like): For Y2, you can go anywhere in the city. - Jan 2008
Mother nature creation of the rocky mountains.
At night, you can visit the old market area where it got converted into the dancing square and dance with the locals. Light and music are provided along with several stages for different levels of dancers. The elders locals generally come out at night to dance as a form of daily exercise.
A few blocks from the dancing square, there is the night market where you can pick up some food along the streets.
During the day, you can drop by the market area to see what are available for purchase.
Depending on the time of the year, there are various kind of specialties you can try.
Yinghe hotel, opposite the railways station, is quite good, about 160Y/night.
Do be warn that during warm weather, there will be plenty of mosquitoes.
This page was last edited at 06:31, on 8 January 2009 by Jani Patokallio. Based on work by Stacy Hall and Leong Shen-li, Wikitravel user(s) Urchin of the sea, WindHorse and Huttite and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.