Bama is an interesting “village” (@250,000 people) four hours from Nanning by bus.
Bama is known for its amazing number of centurions. There are more people here of 100 years old or more than anywhere else in the world. Why? It is a mystery, but there are various theories: clean air and water, a healthy diet, exercise, hard work well into old age, and location along a favorable magnetic meridian.
If you are in Quangxi Province, Nanning or Guilin, your hotel should be able to arrange transportation to Bama. Once there, you have a choice of hotels, some upscale, some not. There are many good restaurants, as you would expect to find just about anywhere in China.
Sightseeing includes some interesting caves and caverns, approachable by boat, and the Chinese countryside. Old ones are everywhere, and are always pleased to touch your head and offer a prayer for good luck and long life. A small tip is appreciated. But it is always better to purchase whatever they are selling. Most 100 year olds still work at a craft or they continue to farm. They usually have their crafts on sale, If not, they should have home grown fruits and vegetables.
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