The City of Liuzhou considers itself to be the stone capital of China, and it is indeed a major center for stone culture. In 1994, the city constructed a 1,500 square foot museum, the Bagui Fantastic Stone Museum, devoted to viewing stones. Then, five years later in 1999, they added a second building of equal size to his museum. These proved too small for the rapidly growing stone appreciation industry in Liuzhou and in 2011, the city constructed an ultra-modern new stone museum that is four times larger than the previous two museums combined. The new Liuzhou Fantast Stone Gallery, with 12,500 square feet of floor space, is one of the largest stone museums in China.
This museum is an essential item on any stone enthusiast’s visit to Liuzhou. During their major stone festivals every two years, the museum displays stones from collectors throughout China. Between the festivals, visitors can still see a wonderful array of stones, especially from Guangxi and surrounding provinces. Allow two hours for a visit to this museum. If you visit during one of their major stone festivals, allow more time.
Liuzhou Fantastic Stone Gallery