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Experience in Guilin

Located in the northeast of Guangxi
Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Guilin is famous for its natural
beauty and historic treasures. As the Chinese saying goes, the mountains and
waters of Guilin are the finest under heaven. If
you’ve never been to China before, Guilin should be on your
“must-visit” list. You will believe it until you see it in
person.

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As the Li River winds its way
peacefully through, the limestone hills stretch out randomly and point to the
sky, creating a picture of eternity beauty.

Outdoor activities like hiking and
biking will bring you in touch with nature and local peoples’ daily lives.

Guilin is suitable for travelling all
year round, as each season has its unique beauty.

 

Here is
a brief list of famous attractions in Guilin that you must visit.

1.   
Li
river cruise

As one of China’s top tourist destinations,
the Li River is honored to be the largest and most beautiful karst gallery of
the world, making it a must see during your Guilin vacation. As it sparkles in
the sunlight, the river meanders through lush mountains like a liquid jade
belt. The essence of the Li River is well represented in the section from
Guilin to Yangshuo. A cruise between the two places offers you the best way to
appreciate the scenery and is one of the best things to do in Guilin.

It
well represents the essence of the eye-catching Guilin landscape. The cruise
journey takes about 4 hours, sailing over 52 miles (83 kilometers) with scenery
of marvelous limestone caves, verdant hills, limpid water and odd-shaped rocks
along the way. 

 

2.   
Yangshuo

As the saying goes, Guilin landscape tops elsewhere, Yangshuo landscape tops at Guilin.Located 65 kilometers (40 miles) away from Guilin, the passing-by Li River releases all her glamour in this town.
Besides drifting on a bamboo raft, you can also rent a bike and ride along the Ten-Mile Gallery to view the scenes. As one of the most beautiful counties of China, Yangshuo presents peaceful rural scenery with distinctive log cabins dotted among wide fields and terraces.

3. Elephant Trunk Hill

At
the confluence of the Taohua River and the Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill is the
landmark in downtown Guilin and also a highlight of the Li River. It is like a
giant elephant drinking water from the river.
The semicircle cave between its legs and trunk is called Water Moon Cave.
Together with its reflection, it looks like a round moon on the river.
 

3.   
Seven-Star Park

Seven-Star Park is located on the east bank of
Li River, opposite Elephant Trunk Hill.
The park got its name because its seven peaks form the shape of the Big Dipper.
This park is well known for its oddly-shaped peaks, stunning caves, clear
water, and exquisite natural landscapes.

4.   
Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces 

The large-scale terraces of this scenic area
reveal the original rural scenery of Longsheng, 90
kilometers (56 miles) away from Guilin. It is inside a village, which gathers
ethnic groups of Zhuang and Yao. Local people still plant crops in the
field for a living. Not only can you view the splendid natural scenes, but also
have a glimpse of genuine folk life and culture of the two minorities.

 

Local specialties include Guilin rice noodles,
beer duck and snails. The pedestrianized Zhengyang Lu and its surrounding lanes
are the busiest dining areas.?

 

 

Transport
Options

The airport is 30km west of the city. A taxi
costs about ¥120 .We suggest you take trains a few days in advance to get
there. Most trains leave from Guilin Station, but some may leave from Guilin
North Train Station, 9km north of the city centre.

Direct services include:

Beijing West 1st/2nd
class ¥1250/806, 10½ hours, two daily (10.35am and 12.07pm)

Chongqing ¥280,
20 hours, two daily (12.50pm and 1.13pm)

Guangzhou 1st/2nd
class ¥165/138, three hours, regular

Kunming ¥280,
18½ to 24 hours, four daily (11.21am, 1.22pm, 3.50pm and 4.10pm)

Nanning 1st/2nd
class ¥130/108, three hours, regular

Shanghai G-class
train 2nd/1st class ¥660/1049, 9½ hours, one daily (11.44am)

Xi’an ¥367,
27 hours, one daily (7.10pm)