This city of 3.8 million people is known for its Red history.
In December 1929, Deng Xiaoping led the Baise Uprising, paving the way for the establishment of the Zuojiang River and Youjiang River revolutionary bases in Guangxi, the only two communist revolutionary bases in China's southwest at that time.
The Baise Uprising Museum commemorates this history.
Baise has a flourishing tourism sector, bolstered by the folk traditions of its seven ethnic minority groups. The city's moderate temperature and pleasant climate make it enjoyable to visit at any time of the year.
In 2007, some 5.6 million visitors brought in a total tourism revenue of 2.45 billion yuan, up 12 percent and 15 percent respectively over 2006. Thanks to its special location - bordering Vietnam and as the meeting point of the three provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan, the city's transportation and trade are also developing rapidly.