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Guilin Travel Guide

As a famous saying goes, scenery in Guilin is the most beautiful under heaven. Guilin is one of well notable tourists destinations. With its landscape of abrupt mountains admist verdant river, Guilin mesmerizes numerous worldwide travel-addicts annually. The breathtaking scenery, azure blue sky, crystal clean water, crisp fresh air, rolling hills, wired caves and beautiful rocks would be a great feast to your eyes. Travel to Guilin and immerse yourself in the captivating scenery heartily.

'East or west, Guilin landscape is best!' Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry on account of the natural beauty and historic treasures. Covering an area of about 27,800 square kilometers (10,734 square miles), the city is rather compact when compared with other major travel destinations in the country. The stunning landscape in which the city is situated has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills or karsts, with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboos to conifers together with crystal clear waters and wonderful caves make the city such an appealing destination. It is an important cultural city with a history of more than 2,000 years, and has been served as the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).


Things To Do


Watch Impression Liu Sanjie
Impression Liu Sanjie is a large-scale outdoor performance set in Li River. The stage is composed of 12 peaks and 1.654 square kilometers water area and auditorium with 2,000 outdoor seats takes the shape of terrace. The repertoire changes with seasons and weather. During the performance, more than 600 actors or actress who are local fishermen and dress in different styles of Zhuang, Miao and other ethnic groups in Guangxi. They work in the field or catch fish in river in the daytime and row the bamboo raft to give a performance after super.
The show well combine the Liu Sanjie’s songs and cultures of ethnic groups in Guangxi and also reflect the harmony between human and nature. It is very worthwhile to spend your time and money to watch this magnificent show which will make your Guilin travel complete and exciting.
Li River Cruise
The picturesque Li River originates in Mountain Mao’er at Xin’an county and meanders its way for 170 kilometer, running through Guilin and Yangshuo to the outlet of Gongcheng River in Ping County. It is characterized by verdant hills, crystal water and unique caves. Li River scenic area is dotted with numerous spots like Reed Flute Cave and Seven-Star Cave. Visitors can enjoy the most attractions along Li River by cruising on Li River. Besides enjoying the eye-catching scenery along Yangtze River, tourists can also learn something about leisure country life: peasants works with the help of water buffaloes on the field, women do their laundry in the river and fishermen fish by bamboo rafts.
Cycling in Countryside
If you want to deep experience the beauty of Guilin, one of the best ways is to cycle in countryside in Yangshuo. Biking alongside paddy fields enclosed by the verdant mountains and clear rivers, you will have a insight into the rural life in Guangxi.
It is very easy to rent a bike at the West Street in Yangshuo at price ranging from 5RMB to 30RMB.
Climb Piled Silk Hill


Piled Silk Hill stands north Guiling along the bank of Li River. The essence of Piled Silk Hill is the stone ins*tions on the hill. Climbing the top of Bright Moon Peak and standing at Catching Cloud Pavillion, you can get a panoramic view of the whole Guilin.
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